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Kingdom’s rice sector faces lack of capital

A lack of working capital has remained a challenge for the Kingdom’s rice industry and has impeded rice export growth for years, industry insiders said. The comments were made at a meeting between the state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) and the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) on ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-rice-sector-faces-lack-capital

Speed up rice loan, China told

The government has asked China to make good on its pledge to buy 200,000 tons of rice annually from the Kingdom and also to speed up the approval of a $300 million loan to the country’s beleaguered rice sector. This request was made yesterday during a ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30195/speed-up-rice-loan--china-told/

Cash influx a band-aid for failing rice sector

As the government scrambles to buoy a rice sector suffering from crashing paddy prices and fierce international competition, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday lauded the government officials and “generous businesspeople” who heeded calls for emergency funds. ...

Janelle Retka and Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cash-influx-band-aid-failing-rice-sector-118340/

ADB to loan $55 million to Cambodia's rice sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $55 million to help transform the rice sector of Cambodia into a viable commercial industry as well as taking care of the land and water resources. ADB’s Climate-Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program―which will run ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=ZjI4NDZjMzFlMmE

Cambodia’s Economic Opportunity

While significant obstacles remain, the success of the rice sector is a potentially crucial driver in Cambodia’s prosperous and equitable development. Cambodia announced two major bilateral trade agreements recently, with the Philippines and Thailand, that are expected to further expand the country’s rice export sector. ...

http://thediplomat.com/2013/05/09/cambodias-economic-opportunity/

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

Investment needed to reach rice goal: experts

More investment is needed as well as additional assistance for farmers if the government wants to meet its export goal of 1 million tons of rice a year by 2015, according to experts at a recent rice sector meeting in Phnom Penh. Participants said rice millers would need substantial access ...

http://etmcambodia.com

Cambodia seeks $200m from China for rice mill

Cambodian government officials and private sector leaders have met with Chinese officials to negotiate a US$200 million loan for the development of Cambodia’s rice sector, an official said on Tuesday. The new loan would focus on the development of the agricultural sector, primarily the construction ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056468/Business/cambodia-seeks-200m-from-china-for-rice-mill.html

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