Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Industry Handicraft Fair to feature Cambodian-made goods

Industry Handicraft Fair to feature Cambodian-made goods

Industry Handicraft Fair to feature Cambodian-made goods

Organisers expect the Industry Handicraft Fair 2013, with the theme “Excellence of Cambodia Goods and Services”, to attract about 200,000 people.

The fair, to be held at the Koh Pich Exhibition Center over three days at the end of March, will have 460 booths exhibiting 100 per cent Cambodian-made goods, organisers say.

Te Taing Por, president of the Federation of Associations for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC), which is organising the event, said the fair was a commercial event for displaying, selling and advertising handficrafts and other goods made by local industries.

“This wonderful event is a golden opportunity for companies, enterprises and makers of handicrafts to advertise their products and services and show their potential to customers,” he said.

FASMEC deputy director The Sokha said about 30 per cent of the 460 booths had already been booked.

Although The Sokha expressed concern at the difficulties involved in staging the first event solely for locally produced goods, she also said that it was time for Cambodian producers to stand up and show their wares in the market.

Chan Sitha, the owner of a Kampot-based enterprise that produces fish sauce, said that in past years, the FASMEC fair had also displayed goods from other countries.

“This year,  the fair will be better because it features only Cambodian goods,” he said.

Sitha said he had sold about 500 cases of fish sauce, worth more than six million riel, at last year’s fair and hoped this year would bring an even more fruitful result.

“Last year, it was a mix of local and imported products; this year, we have only Cambodian products,” he said.

“I believe that people who like Cambodian products should come and have a look.”

 

To contact the reporter on this story: Rann Reuy at [email protected]
 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all