The Lao government is aiming to increase the number of electric vehicles (EV) on the country’s streets to one per cent by 2025 and over 30 per cent in 2030.
Cambodia sold more than 200 tonnes of fresh mangoes on the Chinese market in the first nine months of this year, as expectations build for a sharp uptick in exports when the harvest season kicks off next month.
Cambodia generated more than $326 million from the export of rubber latex and wood in the first eight months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ General Directorate of Rubber.
Cambodia exported about $1.83 billion worth of cashew nuts to Vietnam in the first eight months of 2021, up by around 610 per cent, according to the official Vietnam News Agency on September 27.
The Okvau Gold Project in southwestern Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima district has produced 522kg of gold ore as of September 23 since the first gold pour in June, according to Ministry of Mines and Energy director-general for Mineral Resources Ung Dipola.
Local rice miller and exporter Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd is looking for distributors and importers based in Australia, France, the US and UK for edible organic rice paper sheets made from ingredients sourced from small-scale farmers in the hilly regions of north and northeastern Cambodia.
Local enterprise TK&D Manufacturing on September 19 inaugurated a new production line for paper cups and straws made from rice, corn and cassava in Pursat province’s easternmost Krakor district, to supply domestic and international markets.
The Agricultural and Rural Development Bank of Cambodia (ARDB) director-general Kao Thach called on mill owners who have received loans under a special government financing scheme to continue buying paddy from rice farmers at market rates, as the rainy season enters its peak.
Cambodia has signed an agreement on a project to assess and forecast the impact of climate change and labour availability in natural rubber production chains in Southeast Asia, to promote growth and development in the regional sector, according to the General Directorate of Rubber on September 5.
Cambodia earned over $685 million from rice exports to international markets in the first eight months of 2021, as the volume of paddy sold abroad nearly doubled year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.