Cambodian and Chinese companies on Wednesday [4 May 2016] signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the construction of a chemical fertilizer plant in southwestern Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk province. The MoU was inked here between Hann Khieng, managing director of Cambodian Petrochemical Company, and Zhang Jun, chairman of China Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering Corp…Full Article: Xinhua May 2016

Key Point

  • According to a representative of Cambodian Petrochemical Company, both companies are contemplating building a fertilizer factory that will process oil refinery waste into fertilizer ingredients. The factory could potentially have a production capacity of 800,000 MTs per year.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In April 2016, a Chinese owned (Rui Feng International) sugar mill opened in Preah Vihear Province, northern Cambodia. At the same time, according to Cambodia’s Industry Minister, factories will be built in 2017 that will eventually produce 50,000 MTs of ethanol (for export to China) and 100,000 MTs of organic fertilizers.
  • In December 2015, China set a deadline (end of 2015) for Cambodia to submit a list of all its rice exporters so that they may carry out quality control inspections. China was reportedly concerned that not all of the 71 registered Cambodian rice exporters met its quality control and hygienic standards.
  • In April 2015, China announced plans to increase its imports of Cambodian bananas, mango and soybeans.
  • In December 2014, Chinese and Cambodian companies reached numerous agricultural agreements. The deals included China purchasing 200,000 MTs of cassava chips (~US49 million) and 30,000 MTs of milled rice from Cambodia’s Mekong Oryza Trading company. In addition, China’s Fuzhou Newgroup Industry agreed to distribute beer from Cambodia’s Khmer Brewery Ltd. (for one year) throughout the mainland.
  • In December 2013, China’s Yunnan province donated 200 agricultural engines to Banteay Meanchey province, northwestern Cambodia.
  • In January 2013, China’s Guangxi region donated 100 MTs of milled rice (humanitarian aid) to Cambodia.
  • Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Beijing, China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQC) carries out infrastructure projects for various industries including petrochemical, oil-refining, natural gas, coal chemicals, chemical fertilizers, and others.

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