Cambodia’s garment factories are preparing for the arrival of raw materials from China, just a week after it was thought production in the Kingdom might slow due to shortages linked to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
Seven container ships are expected to arrive with raw materials for the factories by today (10 March), with five docking at Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS), and two at Ho Chi Minh seaport, due to its proximity to the Svay Rieng Special Economic Zone, according to the Phnom Penh Post.
“This is good news for garment workers,” Prime Minister Hun Sen reportedly said at the inauguration of National Road 55. “Production will continue. Workers will continue to work. Factories now have enough raw materials. Do not be afraid. I thank the Chinese government for making this possible.”