Chinese apparel manufacturer Shenzhou to open
factory in Cambodia
Shenzhou International Group Holdings, a prominent Chinese
apparel manufacturer, is all set to open a garment unit, dubbed
Marvel garment Company, in Cambodia.
After being in the country for 14 years, the Chinese firm broke
the ground on 6 March to build its US $ 150 million factory in
the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Lieutenant General
Hun Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Royal Cambodian Armed
Forces and Wang Wentian, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia.
Lieutenant General Manet said that company’s decision to set up
a unit in Cambodia reflected its relentless confidence in
country’s peace, stability and development.
He also added that the investment in setting up the garment
factory in Cambodia was instrumental in helping the country
develop its Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025.
While applauding the efforts of the Government, Ma Jianrong,
Chairman, Shenzhou International Group Holdings, said “All
through our 14 years in Cambodia, we appreciate the supportive
policies of the Government as well as the hard work of its
In last 14 years, the firm has, reportedly, grown to become one
of the biggest textile manufacturers in Cambodia with an export
value of US $ 440 million in 2018.
The company currently employs nearly 11,500 workers, but once
the factory gets completed in March 2021, it is expected to
create 17,000 jobs.
Shenzhou is at present one of the largest apparel suppliers of