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The Cambodian city that went from war zone to manufacturing hub

The border city of Poipet is leveraging its cheap labor and strategic location

Electronics cable is made at a factory in Poipet run by Sumitronics Manufacturing (Cambodia).

POIPET, Cambodia Once ravaged by war, the city of Poipet on Cambodia's western border with Thailand is reinventing itself as a manufacturing center, leveraging its cheap labor costs and strategic location in the regional supply chain.

Techno Park Poipet, an industrial park built by the Japanese trading house Toyota Tsusho, opened here on Dec. 8, with four Japanese companies and one Thai business leasing factories as tenants.

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