Agriculture Ministry Creates Sanitary and Phytosanitary Offices at Border Gates

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries will establish 10 sanitary and phytosanitary offices at border gates to check the imported vegetables, meat, and fruits from neighbouring countries, according to a local media report.

H.E. Hean Vanhan, Director General of the ministry's General Directorate of Agriculture, was quoted by the same source as saying that the sanitary and phytosanitary offices will be installed at the border gates with the most flow of vegetables, fruits, and meat from neighbouring countries.

The offices will be equipped with modern food detectors donated by China, H.E. Hean Vanhan added.

According to a research conducted by agriculture officials, 200 tons of vegetables are imported from neighbouring countries - Thailand, Vietnam, and China - annually, worth in total US$200 million.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press