Thursday, 27 August 2009

Japan to provide Cambodia over $ 10 mln for building sea fish reproduction center

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Japan has promised the Cambodian government over 10 million U.S. dollars for the creation of a sea fish reproduction center in Preah Sihanouk province, DAP News reported on its website on Wednesday.

The planned fish center will be in the Tom Nop Rolok region, DAP News quoted the Fishery Administrative Officer of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Nauv Sam as saying.

"The Center for Development of Sea-Fishing Water Research will be the first such facility in Cambodia and will help support the nascent aquaculture and well-established sea fishing industry," Nauv Sam said in a national seminar on Cambodian Fishing For Food Security on Tuesday.

Those involved said they hope the project will help provide fish and shrimp for the local market and eventually for export.

"It is a chance for Cambodia to become self-reliant, no need to go to Thailand or other anywhere else to buy fish," Nauv Sam added.

Cambodians eat over 50 kg of fish each year, though most are fresh water.

Editor: Lin Zhi

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