Raw Materials from China Arrive in Preah Sihanouk Province
AKP Phnom Penh, March 10, 2020 —
Chinese ship SITC Fujian, with over 60 containers of raw materials for the garment sector, docked at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) in Preah Sihanouk province last night, at around 23:25, according to PAS.
SITC Fujian belongs to SITC Container Lines Cambodia, which has joined hands with other companies, including Cosco Shipping/RCL, Orient Overseas Container Line, Sinotrans/RCL, etc. to ensure the transport of raw materials from China to Cambodia within this week.
“We believe that under the support from the Government of China and the Royal Government of Cambodia as well as relevant enterprises, China’s raw materials for garment sector will be transported to Cambodian factories as soon as possible,” said Mr. Wu Guoquan, Economic and Commercial Counselor at the Embassy of China in Cambodia.
The loss of Cambodian side will be reduced to the lowest level and the country’s garment, textile and footwear sector will be able to overcome this difficult period soon, he underlined.
Garment, textile and footwear factories in Cambodia have been facing operation suspension due to raw material shortages caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
By C. Nika