February 7, 2023
Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia, allocates 65 hectares for aquaculture center
In a sweeping move to enhance rural development, Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia, has allocated 65 hectares of the state land in Kampong Leng district to establish an aquaculture center under the administration of the provincial Department of Agriculture, according to Kampong Chhnang provincial governor Sun Sovannarith.
Sovannarith said: "Kampong Chhnang province now will have a large new aquaculture centre for experimenting with new fish species and productive fish farming methods. The new aquaculture centre will develop the capacity to supply fish to stock the entire province and in those areas around Tonle Sap lake as well.
"We will not need to import fish varieties from Vietnam and Thailand anymore. It will be enough to supply those provinces especially to Kampong Chhnang province."
Sovannarith added that Kampong Chhnang shows the highest potential in the farm sector due to its rich soil and other geographic advantages.
"Right now, we already have many farms in some areas of the province, especially near mountainous areas, but we want to multiply agricultural opportunities for all people everywhere in the province," he said.
- Khmer Times