Vietnamese rice exporter face challenges from foreigners in Cambodia

Vietnamese rice exporters will face tough competition from foreign countries looking to exploit advantages that Cambodia presents as a beneficiary of the the EBA (Everything But Arms) initiative, says an Econet report.

Under the EBA, Cambodia, as a least-developed-country, enjoys zero tariffs and no quotas for exporting its farm produce, especially rice, to the EU. Read more of this post

Water Resources and Meteorology Ministry Receives 53 Agricultural Machineries from Japan

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has received 53 of 115 agricultural machineries worth over US$ 11 million in grant aid from Japan to serve Cambodian premier’s irrigation policy. Read more of this post

Japan supports 4 irrigation system rehabilitation projects in Cambodia

The Japanese government has provided a total of US$378,342 to carry out four rehabilitations of irrigation systems under Japan’s economic cooperation framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant). Read more of this post

Cambodia and Japan conclude a study program on port management and terminal evaluation

A study program on port management and terminal evaluation between Cambodia’s Ministry of Public Works and Transportation and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) concluded last Friday.

The just concluded programe were signed by H.E. Tram Iv Tek, Minister of Public Works and Transportation and Mr. Massahiko Furuichi, Representative of JICA to Cambodia.

On the occasion H.E. Tram Iv Tek expressed thanks to JICA and Mr. Massahiko Furuichi who is also the head of Japanese Terminal Evaluation Team for their assistance to the said program.

Source: AKP

Toyota joins Huay Chuan / Joint venture eyed for Cambodian rice

Toyota Tsusho, the trading arm of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation, has teamed up with Thailand’s Huay Chuan Rice Co to cash in on Cambodia’s growing rice industry.

The alliance, which includes Malaysian investors, has been in talks with Cambodian businessmen for a venture that would initially set up a rice mill and processing plant for export. Read more of this post