More than twenty thousand workers celebrate Khmer New Year in the industrial park
Phnom Penh, 6th April 2016 – On Saturday the 2nd of April, Phnom Penh SEZ, the leading special economic zone in Cambodia, hosted its renowned Khmer New Year Concert and Workers’ Talent Contest, its largest annual community event. More than 20,000 workers attended the event and celebrated with popular performers and entertainers.
The celebration was conducted under the presidency of H.E. Morm Vannak, Secretary of State of Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training; Lok Chumteav Oknha Lim Chhiv Ho, Chairwoman of Phnom Penh SEZ PLC.; Mr. Hem Darith, Governor of Po Sen Chey district.
“We want to thank our zone workers for their commitment and dedication to Phnom Penh SEZ, which has become one of the most attractive and modern work destinations in Cambodia today. The workers have shown great unity and support in the past few years. We want to further develop our community to continue providing employment for workers throughout the country,” says Michelle Zhao, Senior Manager of Phnom Penh SEZ PLC. “We want to strengthen the bond between Phnom Penh SEZ, the management, the factories and their employees by perpetuating this kind of community event that unites and creates awareness for the many advantages the people working here enjoy.”
The event was a major success, offering the attendees a great show with local stars Meas Soksophea, Kem and the Perki Comedy Team. The election of the "Stars of PPSEZ" involving all factories was the most awaited moment of the night. Hundreds of participants competed hard to win the contest. In a tough pre-selection process, the participants recited, danced, sang and modeled in order to make it through to the final stage where the best three teams were awarded. Many of the companies at Phnom Penh SEZ have offered their generous support and given their employees the opportunity, and time, to prepare for the competition as well as to support the event.
“Our employees are all highly supportive and committed, and have achieved great results for their various employers in our zone. We wanted to celebrate this success together. Tonight they are the best examples that hard work and commitment yields fruit – both for their personal lives and for our industrial estate as a whole,” says Carie Phou, Company Secretary and Disclosure Officer of Phnom Penh SEZ PLC. “We have some international groups operating in the zone such as Ajinomoto, Denso, Laurelton Diamonds, Minebea, and Sumi Wiring Systems who are bringing manufacturing in Cambodia to the next level by offering expertise and training to those who are keen to achieve more. We want them to feel that they are part of a growing and modern work environment that is fully committed to the future.”