Chinese Company’s Cambodian Cotton Comeback

Phnom Penh: Cotton is historically one of Cambodia’s largest industrial crops, which dropped during the Khmer Rouge era when the whole agricultural sector was diverted to focus on rice production.

Recently, Chinese companies have taken over 40 varieties of the plant to test at a location in Pursat province. after finishing the experiment successfully they are preparing to grow the crop on 180 hectares of land in Bakan district.

Get all the better. Chinese company Lianfa is planning to invest in cotton in Pursat province to supply garment factories in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said the company also plans to build a processing plant, but does not yet know the exact time. “I think if this project is successful, it will help restore the cotton industry in Cambodia,” he said. He said the company could start planting within two years. KBN


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