New Zealand Plans to Create Horticulture Project in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, The Government of New Zealand is planning to create a horticulture project 2020-2022 in Cambodia to improve the people’s living standard and to boost the export of Cambodian agricultural products.

The plan was revealed by the Bangkor-based Ambassador of New Zealand to Cambodia H.E. Ben King while meeting with Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon at the ministry office on Tuesday.

On the occasion, H.E. Ben King also invited H.E. Veng Sakhon to New Zealand to study the country’s horticulture, diary cow raising, animal husbandry with quality and safety as well as with sanitary and phytosanitary standards.

In response, H.E. Veng Sakhon thanked the Government of New Zealand for its support to the Royal Government of Cambodia so far and affirmed that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has been paying attention to expanding the potential of horticultural crops and reducing the imports.

H.E. Minister also informed his guest about challenges faced by Cambodia such as water management and small-scale and modern irrigation system arrangement like drip and sprinkler, hoping that Cambodia will soon get more support projects from partner countries to deal with the challenges and speed up the development.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press