COVID-19 has been a very big concern for governments and people around the world for more than half of 2020. Borders are locked, tourist activities dramatically decline, schools and many other public facilities are closed either partially or completely. This also affects the supply chains of many manufacturing companies, resulting in drops in productions, and a decrease in employment. Meanwhile, new opportunities and chances also arose; new ways of thinking and methods of business got added.
On August 8, 2020, Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. in collaboration with Dr. Mey Kalyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and Mr. Ea Hoknym, Chairman of Aoral Silk Community located in Kompong Speu province, expanded planting over 3,500 of new mulberry trees in PPSEZ.
While the threat of COVID-19 still exists, many people are still in need of humanitarian donations. Responding to their basic needs, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project of Poipet PPSEZ launched on July 8, 2020. In the collaboration with Poipet City hall, Poipet PPSEZ donated one ton of rice and other foodstuffs to 50 needed families from 6 villages such as Samaki Meanchey, Toul Prasat, Chankiri, Mettapheap, Kbal Spean 1, and Palilai 1 in Sangkat Poipet, and Phsar Kandal village in Sangkat Phsar Kandal, Poipet city, Banteay Meanchey Province.
In the morning of May 28, 2020, PHNOM PENH SEZ PLC. (PPSP) represented by Chairman Mr. TAN KAK KHUN, and MARVEL GARMENT CO., LTD. (Marvel Garment) represented by General Manager Mr. YAN DELIN signed the land lease agreement for additional land.
On Friday, May 15, 2020, in collaboration with the representative of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MoLVT), PPSP conducted the second quarterly HR meeting with 48 participants from various companies inside the zone.
The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training in collaboration with the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration, Samdech Techo Youth Volunteer Doctors’ Association, and Phnom Penh Health Department, has launched a health checkpoint from 20 to 24 April 2020 inside PPSEZ to check the health of factory workers and employees who took leave during Khmer New Year and returned to work in the factories in PPSEZ.
Responding to the increasing new Coronavirus crisis, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project of Poipet PPSEZ launched on April 17, 2020. In collaboration with Poipet city hall, Poipet PPSEZ donated one ton of rice to the people who have been affected during COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 5, 2020, a meeting was conducted between management of Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. and team of the Representative Office of Customs and Excise in Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone about the progress and performance in 2019.
On Monday, April 6, 2020, in collaboration with Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. (PPSP) held a sharing session with 56 participants from different factories inside PPSEZ at Minebea (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. The main topic of this session was to share “Current Actions and Precautions for COVID-19”.