Commerce Minister Asks ILO to Promote High-Value-Added Investment in Garment Sector

AKP Phnom Penh, March 18, 2017 –

Cambodian Minister of Commerce H.E. Pan Sorasak has requested the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to promote high-value-added investment in the garment sector and boost for more orders of famous branded products from Cambodia.

H.E. Minister made the request while meeting with visiting Mr. Maurizio Bussi, Officer in-Charge-of the ILO’s Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR, on Mar. 15 in Phnom Penh, according to a news release of the Ministry of Commerce.

H.E. Pan Sorasak also spoke highly of the ILO’s cooperation in carrying out Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) project to promote working conditions in garment and footwear sectors.

The commerce minister also thanked BFC for attracting Hong Kong investors to invest in travel goods production after Cambodia got Duty Free Access for Travel Goods from the U.S.

In reply, on behalf of ILO-BFC working group, Mr. Maurizio Bussi thanked the Ministry of Commerce and the Royal Government of Cambodia for their cooperation so far, and pledged to continue supporting the above said project to enhance and ensure the sustainability of garment industry in Cambodia.

By So Sophavy

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