An auto assembly investment project has been proposed in Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province. The company is currently conducting an environment and social impact assessment.
The project is proposed by EM Automobile Co Ltd on 17 hectares of land in Chuck village, Chi Kho Leu commune, Sre Ambel district, said Sek Sam Ol, deputy chief of Koh Kong provincial administration.
The project is mainly focused on the assembling of heavy lorries and the project has been in principle green-lighted from the Cambodia Investment Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia and provincial administration, he said yesterday. The company will prepare the location by filling in excavated soil in October, he said.The first phase is planned for October 2022 and the second phase is set for November 2024, he said. Nut Un Voanra, deputy secretary-general of the Cambodia Investment Board, Sek Sam Ol and representatives of EM Automobile Co Ltd have recently inspected the investment location.
“The investment project reflects the potential of Koh Kong province for trade and industry sectors through the confidence of investors and the projects would also provide jobs for local people,” Sam Ol said.
The assembled lorries would be for supply to the local market and for export, according to the Koh Kong provincial administration. Sam Ol did not disclose the estimated amount of the project.
Hyundai’s car assembly plant in Koh Kong province, the first Cambodian car assembly plant, officially launched operations in 2011. It is owned by Camko Motor Co, a joint venture between Hyundai distributor KH Motors and Cambodia’s Ly Yong Phat Group. RMA (Cambodia) Plc, an authorised auto distributor in Cambodia, unveiled a $21 million assembly factory. The company said it will start construction in Savorn village, Sna Ansa commune, Krakor district, once given the go ahead.
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