The Cambodian Ministry of Labour and Vocational training recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s international development organisation, the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to implement the second phase of a multinational project aimed at improving the sustainability of the textile and garment sector.

Ministry Secretary of State Mom Vannak and GIZ Country Director Günter Riethmacher signed the agreement on the project on promoting sustainability in the textile and garment industry in Asia (fabric) at the latter’s headquarters.

The concerned Cambodian Minister Ith Sam Heng was present at the signing ceremony, according to a report. Implemented in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Myanmar and Pakistan since 2016, and Vietnam, which was just included this year, the project will be extended till March 31, 2021, and cost $6.7 mn.

In Cambodia, the collaboration is focused on information and contact exchanges between state and private institutions within the textile and garment sector at the national and regional levels.