A US$60-Million Beer Factory Inaugurated

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, presided over here this morning the inauguration of a US$60-million “Cambodia Beer” Factory of Khmer Brewery Ltd.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Cambodian premier encouraged the export of Cambodian beverage, including beers, but stressed that there will be no ban on the import of foreign beverage. 

We need a competition and it is an equal competition before the law, he said, affirming that the royal government will not take any measure to disturb the free trade regime as Cambodia is a member of the World Trade Organization.

Meanwhile, Samdech Techo Hun Sen called on the Cambodian people to avoid drunk driving.

Oknha Leang Khun, General Director of Khmer Brewery Ltd. said the factory is located on an area of 9 ha at Choeung Ek of Dangkor district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The construction started in Mar. 2010 and completed in Jan. 2012.

The factory can produce annually 50 million liters of beer in the first stage and the production is expected to increase up to 200 million liters per year the next stage, he said.

It is one of the 6 beer factories in Cambodia, where 1,500 workers have been employed.

According to the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy’s figures, in 2011 Cambodia spent over US$1 billion for processed foods and beverage, including nearly US$400 million for beers and alcohols.

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