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Renewable energy used for rice milling

The Federation of Cambodian Rice Millers Association in Battambang province will establish a biomass-generated electricity plant in Battambang, an insider said. The plant will cost up to US$10 million and generate 10 megawatts of electricity. Phou Puy, president of the Federation of Cambodian Rice Millers Association (CRMA) and the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059210/Business/renewable-energy-used-for-rice-milling.html

Men Sarun rice to China

Local company Men Sarun Import Export will export fragrant milled rice to China through the Chinese-Hong Kong Enterpreneur Association, an insider said. Choun Kol, Deputy General Director of Men Sarun company, said the company officially signed a business contract with China for 10,000 tonnes of rice. He ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100559116/Business/local-company-to-export-tonnes-of-rice-to-china.html

UAE says mulling investment in halal food, rice in Cambodia

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considering investing in halal food production and rice milling in Cambodia, visiting UAE Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi said here on Tuesday. Speaking in a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2012-10/02/c_131885280.htm

Board Passes Nearly $850M in Investments

The Cambodian Investment Board approved nearly $850 million worth of investment projects between the start of the year and the end of July, data from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) shows. According to the data, 90 projects worth $845.26 million were approved during the first ...

GE Engines to power Cambodian rice husk power project

GE Energy has signed a contract with Cambodian industrial conglomerate Soma Group to supply two of its engines to power a biomass gasification facility. Soma Group’s Hak Se mill biomass gasification project is located in Cambodia’s rural rice milling region Kamphong Cham, and reinforces a 2011 ...

http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/7870/ge-engines-to-power-cambodian-rice-husk-power-project

China quick to act on trade promise

An across-the-board trade and investment deal signed with China’s Yunnan province on Friday was a jump-start to Chinese President Hu Jintao’s pledge a week earlier to double bilateral trade with the Kingdom to US$5 billion by 2017. The package signing, which brought a delegation of 45 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040955500/Business/china-quick-to-act-on-trade-promise.html

Kingdom, Indonesia said close to rice deal

Cambodia is close to a deal that would ship as much as 20,000 tonnes of milled rice to Indonesia, according to sources familiar with the matter. Thon Virak, director of state-owned rice exporter Green Trade and chairman of Federation of Milled Rice Exporters Association, said Green ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012033055327/Business/kingdom-indonesia-said-close-to-rice-deal.html

Banks offer millions to millers

Two Cambodian banks have set aside US$200 million for loans to bolster the Kingdom’s struggling rice-milling industry, officials said yesterday. The move comes as the Cambodian government has called on the private sector to boost loans to rice millers during the harvest season as a way ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112352914/Business/banks-offer-millions-to-millers.html

Tariffs on rice slashed to help fuel exports

As part of a continuing push to bolster rice exports, the government has agreed to waive all export tariffs on milled rice and will also eliminate value-added tax (VAT) on paddy rice purchased domestically. According to a promulgation signed last month by Finance Minister Keat Chhon, ...

Economic Census Sheds Light on Businesses

The Ministry of Planning yesterday released the preliminary results of the 2011 economic census, which found that Cambodia has a total of 503,008 businesses nationwide, of which nearly 20 percent are based in Phnom Penh. The census, which began on March 1 and was financed ...

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