China Sending Textiles for Cambodian Factories Amid Materials Shortage

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said China was transporting raw textile materials to Cambodia to relieve some garment factories of shortages caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, which a union leader called a welcome but short-term fix.

Five ships transporting raw materials were set to dock at the Preah Sihanouk Autonomous Port and another two ships in Ho Chi Minh City, with the first deliveries arriving in Cambodia on Monday, Hun Sen said during a speech in Pursat province, though he did not specify the amount of textiles to be imported.

“I would like to share the happy news to Cambodian workers that our Chinese friends have organized seven ships to transport raw materials to support our factories,” the premier said.

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