KAMPONG CHHNANG - POTTERY AND CERAMICS PRODUCTION
Pottery and Ceramics Production in Kampong Chhnang Province
Kampong Chhnang, meaning ‘Port of Pottery’ in Khmer, is centrally located in the Tonle Sap Lake region of Cambodia and as the name suggests, is well known for its pottery. From one generation to another, locals have followed their ancestors' tradition in making pots, vases and various objects from clay during off seasons.
The project has selected 10 members of pottery and ceramic production located in Banh Chhkoul Viilage, Chrey Bak Commune, Rolea B'ier District, Kampong Chhnang Province. The group has strong skills and capacity in the sector. However, lots of problems are faced by the cluster, including the poor infrastructures, lack of modern technology, no linkage to the market and exporters, … etc. This is not to mention challenges with the imported products.
Under the project implementation, immediate assistance was provided to the group to help them to improve their productivity and the quality of their products. Group representatives went to study the good practices of Pottery and Ceramics Production in Siem Reap province and came back to transfer this knowledge to the other members.
A new production building was built to extend the productivity line for a better production cycle. The two existing kilns have been renovated to improve the quality of heating and burning together with other necessary equipment such as the Temperature Gauge have been purchased to ensure the burning and heating. As a result, the group has improved and increased their production. Orders have increased 100 per cent from the clients. To prepare for future business a plot of land has been bought for new expansion.