Covid-19: Cambodian garment factories in serious financial woes

Hundreds of garment factories in Cambodia and elsewhere in Asia are facing serious financial problems due to the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As demand for clothes decreases significantly with many stores in Western countries closed due to the pandemic, clothing brands have either cancelled their orders or stopped placing new ones over the past several weeks.

In Cambodia alone up to 130 factories have asked the country’s Labour Ministry for permission to suspend their operations entirely or partly.

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