The wheels are in motion on plans to set up a vehicle assembly and spare parts production factory in Cambodia, with a Malaysia-based automobile conglomerate having talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday.
Tan Heng Chew, CEO of Tan Chong Motor Holdings, told the Khmer Times that they intend to build a Nissan factory here, without confirming any details on the location and cost of the facility.
The company has 60 years of car assembly and 45 years of parts production experience with factories in Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar.
Hun Sen’s personal assistant Eang Sophalleth was quoted as saying: “The prime minister said that if this plant can produce or can be set up in the country, it would represent a successful industrial policy in the period from 2015 to 2025. The prime minister told Mr. Heng Chew that setting up the Nissan brand in Cambodia would not only serve the Cambodian market, but would cover the ASEAN market with a population of 700 million people.”
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