Cambodia’s promising animal feed sector will soon see support from a big pharmaceutical manufacturer which is now studying local demand for animal healthcare – a nearly untapped market.
“We intend to introduce animal health business in Cambodia for our farm products and feed mills,” Khalid Baig, Bayer’s country group head Southeast Asia, told the Post. …
According to animal welfare and production expert Ros Limhy, several thousand veterinarians are working in the Kingdom, mostly at the village or commune level. However, the key players in improving animal health in Cambodia would be the Village Animal Health Workers, who have been trained by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the public sector.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is one of those NGOs. According to IFAD’s Country Operations Officer Meng Sakphouseth, 80 per cent of the villages in the Kingdom have at least one animal health worker. …
An explosion at a steel mill in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district left two employees seriously injured over the weekend, authorities said.
Mao Saroeun, Stung Meanchey commune police chief, said that around 10pm on Sunday there was a small, loud explosion at a mill owned by the Esteem Metal Company.
He identified the two injured men as 29-year-old Kim Rattana and 30-year-old Long In.
“The metal explosion occurred while they were stewing metals in order to produce steel in the factory,” the police chief said. …
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Battambang provincial court has issued an injunction halting the sale of any part of Loran Import Export Company in a dispute over ownership of the prominent rice milling firm, according to a statement.
The plaintiffs, including prominent media personality Soy Sopheap as well as Uy Ang Eng, and Dy Borima, had become shareholders in Loran in July 2010, the injunction said.
The dispute stems from a decision by Loran Import Export President and CEO Lim Bunheng to set up Loran Group in November last year, which excluded the plaintiffs in its ownership structure, Soy Sopheap’s lawyer Kuoy Thunna said yesterday.
(By Chhay Channyda, pg. 7)
Canadia Bank Plc has begun construction on a rice processing facility worth $8 million as Prime Minister Hun Sen aims to export 1 million tonnes of milled by rice a year by 2015. The new mill is being built in Takeo province and the rice that will be processed there is slated for export. The mill will be capable of processing up to 500 tonnes of rice per day.
(By Soeun Say, pg. 7)