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New Kampot Salt Farm Has Big Ambitions

TOEK CHHOU DISTRICT, Kampot province – A donor-backed project launched here on Saturday aims to produce Cambodia’s first export-quality sea salt and invigorate the struggling local salt industry. In a ceremony among Kampot’s vast fields of coastal saltpans and low levees, company representatives from Asia Salt ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/new-kampot-salt-farm-has-big-ambitions-20505/

Cambodia’s first dairy plant

Cambodia’s first dairy factory is being planned for Phnom Penh, as one of the owners, a Vietnam-based dairy company, hopes to tap strong local demand for its products. The 2.7-hectare factory, in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ), would produce condensed milk, yoghurt and UHT ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013042565223/Business/cambodia-s-first-dairy-plant.html

January's Salt harvest Destroyed by Rains

Heavy rainfall over the weekend has destroyed all the salt that was due to be harvested this month in Kep and Kampot provinces, farmers said yesterday. “The salt that we planned to harvest this week was completely destroyed because of heavy rain,” said Um Chon, chief ...

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Annual Prahok Season Threatened by Poor Catch

Cambodia’s annual prahok season began Wednesday along the Tonle Sap River, with fishermen unloading boatloads of tiny fish onto weigh stations along the riverbank. But due to low water levels during this year’s five-day migration season, fishermen and buyers were predicting a poor catch, both in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/prahok-season-threatened-by-low-water-levels-6818/

Cambodia's salt output may decrease

The Kep-Kamport Salt Producers Community expressed concern about the production of salt this year not reaching its forecast due to the late-starting season and the lack of labour to work in the fields. Um Chhun, director of the administration office in Kep-Kamport Salt Producers Community, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012121060176/Business/salt-output-may-decrease.html

100 Kg of Fish Killed by 6-ton Chemical Spill

An estimated 100 kg of fish were killed and about 1,000 villagers were told not to drink from a stream that was contaminated with 6 tons of an unknown chemical substance in Kompong Chhnang province on Tuesday night, police said. A truck carrying 22 containers of ...

Brewery answers PM’s call for product exports

Khmer Brewery (KB), a locally owned company that produces Cambodia Beer, has made its first export to Japan, partly in response to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s call in mid-May for local food and beverage producers to push their products abroad. KB public-relations manager Sok Chantha said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157337/Business/brewery-answers-pms-call-for-product-exports.html

Authorities Seize Excavators Constructing Illegal Reservoirs

Kompong Thom provincial military police confiscated 29 excavators and arrested four drivers in a four-day operation ending yesterday aimed at stopping the illegal construction of reservoirs around the Tonle Sap lake, officials said. The reservoirs, which are used to retain water for use in dry-season farming, ...

Cambodia releases 600,000 fry, shrimps to observe 10th National Fish Day

At least 500,000 baby fish and 100,000 young shrimps had been released into a reservoir in the Eastern part of Cambodia on Sunday to mark the 10th National Fish Day. Annual event is aimed at encouraging people to actively join forces to preserve fish species ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2012-07/01/c_131687674.htm

Organizations Highlight Plight of Child Laborers

One and a half million children still toil as laborers in Cambodia’s fisheries, brick factories, agricultural plantations and construction sites, government officials said yesterday at an event held at Phnom Penh’s Wat Botum ahead of World Day Against Child Labor on Tuesday. The government has set ...

Rains Lead to Reduction in Salt Harvests

Heavy rainfall in April and May has cut salt production by a third in Kep and Kampot provinces even though farmers extended the harvest season there by a month, farmers said yesterday. Last year, farmers were able to produce about 90,000 tons of salt on 4,500 ...

Agriculture Ministry Announces Seasonal Fishing Ban

The Ministry of Agriculture’s fisheries administration announced yesterday that the seasonal nationwide ban on commercial fishing is now in effect, according to a statement. Signed by the director general of the fisheries administration, Nao Thuok, the announcement states that the fishing ban north of Phnom Penh’s ...

Salt farmers extend season by one month

In an effort to make up for the low salt yield this year caused by unexpected rainfall during the dry season, farmers in salt-producing Kep and Kampot provinces said yesterday that they would try to continue harvesting the mineral for another month even though the ...

Severe Rains Slow Salt Farmers’ Harvest Goals

Salt farmers in Kampot and Kep may be unable to harvest the roughly 90,000 tons they sell annually due to excessive rains, and the country may have to turn to foreign markets, producers said yesterday. Ly Sreng, deputy chief of the Kep-Kampot Salt Producers Community, ...

60 businessmen protest annulment of fishing lot licenses

About 60 businessmen from Kompong Cham province protested at the Agriculture Ministry yesterday over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decision to cancel their bids to operate fishing lots. Mr Hun Sen on Friday annulled the results of an October bidding process for companies interested in operating fishing lots ...

Beverage firms, telcos lift revenues

Advertising companies generated $73.6 million in revenue during the first nine months of the year, a 28 percent increase compared to the same period in 2010, according to data released by marketing research firm Indochina Research. Beverage and telecommunication companies led the way, spending $12.75 million ...

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