Hit by Pandemic, A Handful of Garment Factories Switch to Mask Production

As more than 180 factories have suspended operations or shutdown recently in Cambodia, affecting around 200,000 workers, Hong Kong-owned Ming Fai factory worked fast to find an alternative source of revenue to avert the global economic slowdown induced by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Kampong Speu-based factory manufactured products for hotels and airlines, and with global travel and tourism coming to a grinding halt, the factory needs to pivot soon. To remain open, the factory tweaked its production line to supply the global demand for surgical masks.

Em Sarat, a factory representative, said with limited access to export markets in the United States, the European Union, Singapore, and Australia, surgical mask production was the best solution for the time being.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/hit-by-pandemic-a-handful-of-garment-factories-switch-to-mask-production/5411328.html

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