A South Korean delegation met Sunday with Prime Minister Hun Sen and suggested a possible investment program that could help demobilized soldiers become cassava farmers.
No official plans have been made and no money has been allocated, but Chan Tong Yves, secretary of state for the Ministry of Agriculture, supported the idea and said he believed South Korea could find a market for cassava, a starchy root vegetable.
General Meas Sophea, deputy commander-in-chief of RCAF, said he welcomes any private company that can provide employment for soldiers.
“I think many soldiers are mostly just waiting for jobs,” Meas Sophea said. He added that the government is also trying to find jobs for demobilized soldiers, and that some have found employment as guards at private houses, while others have started farming.