Kampong Speu Province’s Palm Sugar Production Increases by 20%

Palm sugar production in Kampong Speu province has seen an increase by 20 percent this year compared with 2015 due to the growing number of harvested palm trees, Mr. Sam Saroeun, President of Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association (KSPSPA), told a local media yesterday.

This year’s palm sugar output was amounted to 250 tons and each ton cost some US$1,375, he pointed out.

KSPSPA plans to ask exporting companies to further increase the price of palm sugar in order to contribute to enhancing the local people’s living standard, said Mr. Sam Saroeun, adding that there are currently 178 families who are KSPSPA’s members.

According to Mr. Sam Saroeun, there are approximately 500,000 sugar palm trees covering in Samrong Tong, Ang Snuol, and Oudong districts of Kampong Speu province while more than 1,000 sugar palm trees are being harvested.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press