CAMBODIA faces a number of obstacles in boosting rice exports that will be addressed in the government’s updated policy document, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.
Speaking at a university graduation ceremony, he said the updated policies were due August 17, and would be aimed at maximising rice exports for the benefit of the national economy.
“We still lack things such as machines to mill rice to acceptable standards, warehouses, and money to buy paddy to export,” he said at the ceremony at Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich Centre.
With little domestic capital available to buy paddy, competitors from markets such as Thailand and Vietnam buy Cambodian paddy and then process and re-export it.
“We need a lot of money to buy the unhusked rice,” he said.
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