Commerce Minister Discusses Potential of Cambodia’s Export with Singaporean Counterpart
AKP Phnom Penh, July 18, 2019 --
H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, discussed potential of Cambodia’s export with H.E. Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore, during a luncheon meeting in Singapore on Tuesday.
In a news release of the Ministry of Commerce, the discussion was also attended by representatives from two private companies of Singapore, NTUC Fairprice and Enterprise Singapore.
Both sides viewed that Cambodia is a potential country for export to Singapore, but the export from the former to the latter is still in small volume at present, and therefore needs further advancement.
H.E. Chan Chun Sing suggested Cambodia’s import of vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, sea foods, and construction materials like cement and sand to Singapore as the demand for the commodities is high there.
Cambodia was also encouraged to export clean water supply and energy to Singapore in the future, said the Singaporean minister.
For his part, H.E. Pan Sorasak underlined that enhanced cooperation between Cambodia and Singapore is a vision of leaders of all ASEAN member countries.
The Cambodian minister introduced the Singaporean side to products of geographical indication (GI) of Cambodia like Kampot’s pepper, Kampong Speu’s sugar palm, and Koh Trong’s pomelo.
He also highlighted mango and milled rice as potential exports and took the opportunity to invite the two Singaporean companies to visit and study business environment and opportunity in Cambodia.
While NTUC Fairprice was interested in mango, Kampot’s pepper and milled rice of Cambodia, and will soon dispatch its colleagues to Cambodia, Enterprise Singapore expected to hold talk about urbanisation and infrastructure sectors.
By So Sophavy