PM Hun Sen: Middlemen Should Not Lower Rice Prices During Harvest Season

(Phnom Penh): Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday morning that middlemen should not lower the price of rice while farmers are harvesting their rice crops and the amount is constantly growing.

He made this statement while presiding over the graduation ceremony for 6,762 students of the Cambodia University for Specialities (CUS) at the Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center on December 11, 2019.

He urged rice millers not to depress the price to farmers. Instead, they should take the opportunity to increase the purchase and boost rice exports.

In the meantime, he confirmed that the Royal Government has allocated $ 50 million to expand capacities to buy rice from Cambodian farmers.

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