jump to navigation

Cambodian rice exports to rise by 1 mln tons in 2009 January 12, 2009

Posted by chandrapong007 in Cambodia, Economics.
Tags:
trackback

CCTV International News

Source: Xinhua

Cambodia’s exports of rice will increase by over 1 million tons in 2009 over the 2 million tons or so in 2008, English-language newspaper the Cambodia Daily on Monday quoted Premier Hun Sen as saying.

Total rice production for the 2008 to 2009 harvest will reach 7 million tons and over the next few years, rice exports will reach 3 to 4 tons annually, he was quoted as saying.

More irrigation and education of farmers are needed to continue expanding rice exports, he added.

“Cambodia has the ability to compete and push farmers to plant more rice,” he said, adding that Thailand and Vietnam collectively export 10 million tons of rice per year.

Meanwhile, Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Chan Sarun on Sunday said that by 2015, rice exports of Cambodia could reach 8 million tons.

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: