HE ROYAL Group of Companies, is planning to open more offices in Phnom Penh and
the provinces selling the Canon range of products.
Tieng Kith, a
Cambodian-Australian, 32, vice chairman of RGC which started here in 1991 said:
"RGC plans to set up two or three shops selling Canon products in the very near
future in the provinces, and one more in Phnom Penh.
"The shops will
sell items such as: Photocopiers, Fax machines, Electronic typewriters,
computers, calculators and cameras, subsequently we will have separate shops
selling specific items to cater better to consumer needs.
"Since the business began three years ago it has been expanding rapidly,
especially in the last few months."
"This month RGC has invested
$100,000 to open a new Canon photocopier shop in Battambang to meet clients'
needs, especially NGOs based in the province."
"Another office is going
to split from the head office in Phnom Penh and will open very soon aimed at
showing customers the difference between real and fake products.
shops sell only real, high quality, products at a reasonable price, just a
little bit higher than the fake ones", said Kith,
"With high quality and
high professionalism, Canon shops should attract many customers from foreign
companies and agencies, embassies, NGOs and government."
RGC consists of
many companies distributing a range of products: Royal Cambodia Bank, Royal
Company Ltd, Royal Construction, Royal Brick Manufacturer, Royal Studio Video
Kith said: "The company employs over 300 Cambodians to
work in various areas and many local artisans have been trained by overseas
RGC is also planning to set up a computer show room in
Phnom Penh and later a computer training school for eager learners Kith
"The main reason for opening a computer school is to help
Cambodians out of illiteracy, not so much to make money, but rather because I
love Cambodia and Cambodians."
The Governor Yunnan He Zhigiang expressed interest in his Chinese province
investing in commerce, agriculture and light industry during a visit to Phnom
Penh on May 6.
Co-Premier Hun Sen met the Governor and requested him to
study the possibility of investing in intensive rice farming techniques and in
the cultivation of floating rice on the Tonle Sap River.
also asked He to consider putting money into light industry specifically geared
for the export market.