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New Cashew Processing and Biomass Fuel Plant Opens in Kampong Thom Province

PHNOM PENH, June 5, 2024 – Kampong Thom province is now home to a new facility dedicated to cashew processing and the production of biomass fuel derived from cashew shells. The plant, a project by Japan’s MIRATH GREEN TECH, was officially inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Touch Bun Hour, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, and Atsushi Ueno, the Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia, along with various officials and stakeholders.

The plant boasts a processing capacity of 1,500 tons of cashew nuts annually. Its establishment was supported by effective collaboration between the government, the private sector, and technical assistance from TOP Planning Japan and JICA.

Touch Bun Hour lauded the facility as a significant development for Cambodia's agricultural sector. He emphasized the importance of cashew nuts both as processed goods for export and as a staple of local agriculture.

He also highlighted the Royal Government of Cambodia’s National Cashew Policy 2022-2027. This strategic roadmap aims to enhance production, processing, and export practices with the goal of making Cambodia the world's leading producer of cashew nuts.

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