PHNOM PENH, Cambodian fragrant rice will be the kingdom's main product, to be exhibited at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, early next month.
It will be a golden opportunity to showcase our potential products, not only to Chinese consumers, but also to international buyers and exhibitors at the expo, Cambodian Ministry of Commerce Under Secretary of State and Spokesman, Seang Thay, said.
He said, Cambodia erected a Khmer-style national pavilion, along with booths at the expo, in order to exhibit the country's potential products and services.
Rice is our main product, and the Cambodia Rice Federation will display the varieties of rice, he said.
The spokesman added, other agricultural products, such as cassava starch, corn, yellow bananas, mangoes, cashew nuts, and pepper will also be displayed.
According to the spokesman, Cambodian Minister of Commerce, Pan Sorasak, will lead a delegation to the expo, which will be held on Nov 5-10, in Shanghai.
Song Saran, president of Cambodia Rice Federation, who will lead 13 local rice exporters to join the expo, said, the kingdom will grasp the opportunity of the upcoming CIIE to promote its best quality rice to the Chinese and international markets.
The kingdom exported 157,793 tonnes of rice to China during the first nine months of this year, up 44 percent over the same period last year, Saran said, adding that, the export to China accounted for 39.6 percent of the country's total rice export.
Saran said, Cambodian rice has been popular in China for the last five years, thanks to its good quality and delicious flavour.
Chen Qisheng, general manager of China Certification and Inspection Group (CCIC)'s Cambodian branch, said, I've been working in Cambodia for two years. Cambodian rice is aromatic and glutinous. Cambodian farms are clean, and have no chemical pollution, he said. That's why Cambodian rice is tasty and safe.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press