Samdech Techo Hun Sen Orders Suspension of exports of White Rice and Rice Paddies to Ensure Food Security in Cambodia

RNK Phnom Penh, March 31, 2020-

Cambodia’s Prime Minister, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has issue an order to suspend the exports of white rice and rice paddies at a time of COVID-19 Crisis.

The Prime Minister issued this order at a press conference in the parliament building, where its members were convening a plenary session to vote for the appointment and amendment of the composition of the Royal Government members on Monday in Phnom Penh.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen said that the ban on rice exports applied to only white rice and rice paddies. He continued to say that Cambodian white rice is mostly exported to neighboring countries, such as Vietnam and Thailand. In order to ensure domestic supply, Cambodia has to take this measure, added the premier.

By Srun Sothea