Minister mulls Kampot for central sack production hub

Minister mulls Kampot for central sack production hub


Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation Cham Prasidh said the owners of local rice mills and manufacturing enterprises need to focus on the quality of the packaging of their goods if they were to compete in the international markets. He encouraged them to use domestically produced packaging rather than using imports.

Prasidh made the call while leading a delegation on a visit to Horsin Cambodia Packaging Chakrei Ting in Kampot province on February 25 to learn more about its bag production operations. He was accompanied by the leaders of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) – the Kingdom’s apex rice industry body – and the owners of various manufacturing enterprises.

“The purpose of this tour is for businesses that produce rice, salt, animal feed, fertiliser and other goods to explore the possibility of purchasing local packaging such as bags and sacks. When we help the local communities, we also help ourselves.

“The issue with packaging is that it must be attractive enough to draw customers to buy the product inside of it, because if the packaging is of bad quality then the product won’t sell no matter how good it may be,” he said.

According to Prasidh, the government has encouraged Horsin Cambodia Packaging to become the only industrial hub that supplies sacks throughout Cambodia.

“[We] want this company to try to sell only large sacks, which means only the packaging for milled rice, paddy rice, salt, animal feed or fertiliser and other wholesale goods. The Kingdom’s enterprises can come and buy them from this place, which could become a large gathering centre and the prices could be lower as a result.

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Author: Van Socheata

Source: The Phnom Penh Post

Publication: 27 February 2023