Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday requested investment in agriculture in Kampot province from a Chinese Communist Party provincial official, an assistant to the prime minister said.
Eang Sophalleth, an assistant to Mr. Hun Sen, said that Shandong province Communist Party Deputy Secretary-General Wang Junmin was visiting the country to search for investment opportunities in agriculture and tourism.
Mr. Sophalleth said that the prime minister had told Mr. Wang that agricultural investment would benefit both countries.
“Samdech [Hun Sen] requested that the delegation review aspects of possible investment in Cambodia for processing crops for export to China,” he said.
Mr. Sophalleth added that investors from Shandong province looking to start 68 agricultural projects in the country had joined Mr. Wang on his trip, but he declined to elaborate on how much money the potential investors represented.
“[Mr. Wang] visited Kampot where he held a discussion and signed a memorandum of understanding between Kampot and Shandong provinces,” he said.
“He also checked on a project for growing pepper and durian in Kampot and visited Siem Reap province to discuss tourism cooperation.”