The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has started collaborating with Phnom Penh Precast Plants, a production company that aims to prevent flood damage in towns and major cities across the country.
The plant would produce concrete drains “to meet the needs for the rehabilitation of infrastructure, such as [a] drainage system, some of which were broken, [and are] being repaired or rebuilt by local authorities…”said Phnom Penh Precast Plants Chairman Oknha Cheung Theanseng.
In a speech made at the inauguration of Phnom Penh Precast Plants on May 8, His Excellency Tram Iv Tek, minister of Public Works and Transport said that the production of a precast drainage system could meet the current need for “repair, rehabilitation and construction of a waste water drainage system and a flood protection system”.
The project was officially launched at the time of the inauguration.
“We are interested in partnering with the Royal Government of Cambodia… [in] starting to rebuild and develop Cambodia,” Theanseng said, adding that by creating a medium-scale plant will help the continued development of Cambodia.
The construction and development of infrastructure has received support and encouragement from the Royal Government of Cambodia. The project shares two common goals with the ministry – creating more job opportunities for locals and meeting the need for domestic supply.
“Not only does the project work to meet the need for domestic supply, but it also helps generate employment for our people, which will reduce across border labour migration. . .”said Theanseng.
In line with the Royal Government of Cambodia’s rectangular strategy, the plant can support national infrastructure development.
“[With the] growing macroeconomic stability leading to business growth, the investments have seen growth from the grassroots to a national level,” said Theansang.
The ministry is also attempting to enforce laws that focus on technical standards for building new infrastructure such as buildings, roads, bridge construction and drainage systems. The long-term policies and strategies have been designed to help the development for younger generations to earn incomes and find financial stability for themselves and their families, both directly and indirectly through the construction of physical infrastructure, explained Tram Iv Tek.
By bringing in German technology, machinery and production equipment, while hiring local Cambodian labour force, Phnom Penh Precast Plants’ vision falls in line with international market demands, as well as boosting employment in the Kingdom.
“Meanwhile, the Royal Government named ‘the private sector as the economic growth engine’,” said Tram. “The private sector development is a key to promoting growth and socioeconomic development.”
These developments include the “diversification of production facilities, integration of technological innovations” and generating employment throughout the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Phnom Penh Precast Plants started its company in mid-2013, and since then, they have supplied culverts to major companies such as Hong Kong Land Tower and Techno Sky Bridge, as well as supplying and installing 4 km of underground drains for Shukaku Inc.