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Cambodia Plans to Export 200,000 Tons of Milled Rice Product Next Year
Monday, 30 August 2010 10:01 DAP NEWS / VIBOL
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, AUGUST 30, 2010-Cambodian rice mil’s association announced on Monday that it will help boost export milled rice product to top 200,000 tons next year.
“We will boost milled rice product to help farmers and promote the product to international markets,” Phu Pouy, head of rice mill’s association said by phone.
We will have first meeting of rice product in Siem Reap province next week, and we will collect ability to export rice product. And we need to show our ability to export rice, he noted.
Cambodia lacked processing for exporting rice. It means it has rice but it does not have pack to put it. In the past few weeks, the government launched policy to export rice product to the global market and turn the country into a regional rice basket.
Cambodia plans to export one ton of milled rice 2015. The experts said that one ton of milled product could cost 700- 1500 US dollar referring to the quality of rice product.
Cambodia met with matters of processing of rice product. It needs high quality of technology to compete with rice exporting country. In 2008, PM Hun Sen urged to create Rice exporting organization styling with OPEC.
PM Hun Sen last week stresses, “This year, food security will be a core thing for region and the world. Cambodia has own ambition to product more rice and promote product for helping farmers,.
Last year, Cambodia earned about 7 million tons of rice products with surplus of 3 million tons of rice.
Victims Support Section Convenes Civil Party Forum Battambang
Monday, 30 August 2010 08:35 DAP NEWS / VIBOL
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, AUGUST 30, 2010-The Victims Support Section of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Monday convened a two-day forum in Battambang for 250 Civil Parties in the ECCC’s Case 002. These Civil Parties come from across the northwest of the country, including Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pursat provinces.
The Forum provides an opportunity for Civil Parties to learn about recent developments at the Court and about progress in their individual cases. It also allows them the opportunity to meet their own lawyers individually, and to discuss their participation in Case 002 and expectations, Lars Olsen, legal official for ECCC said.
At the opening forum, the ECCC’s Acting Director of Administration H.E. Tony Kranh stressed the novelty of Civil Party participation. “This is the first time in a Court supported by the international community that victims have full rights of participation as parties to the case”, he said. He pointed out that the main aim of the Administration is to support the full and effective exercise of the parties’ rights before the Court.
Mr. Kranh took the opportunity to hand to the President of the Battambang Provincial Court, Mr. Neou Yarath, copies of the Court’s recent judgment in Case 001 against Kaing Guek Eav for the reference of his Court’s judges. President Neou declared himself “very satisfied” with the judgment.