Saturday, October 2, 2010

PM Seeks ADB’s Assistance to the Development of Irrigation System

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has asked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help develop Cambodia’s irrigation system.

In a meeting here on Thursday with ADB Vice President Lawrence Greenwood, the Cambodian premier requested ADB to focus on the development of the irrigation system in Cambodia, a key factor to increase the production yield, saidIeng Sophalet, assistant to Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

For his part, the ADB vice president recalled that ADB has assisted Cambodia in the fields of agriculture, rural development as well as in the development of the areas around the Tonle Sap Great Lake.

He further expressed ADB’s support to the country’s anticorruption law and confirmed ADB’s contribution to helping Cambodia become an important rice exporter in the near future.

During the launching ceremony of the Policy Paper on the Promotion of Paddy Production and Rice Export held here on Aug. 17, the Cambodian prime minister is determined to transform Cambodia into a stockpile country for rice and a major rice exporter to the world’s markets and to make Cambodian rice internationally recognized.

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