“… over these times, prices of rice and agricultural crops, not only in Cambodia but also in other countries, have dropped. More importantly, the price of rice in Cambodia has fallen sharply. I have inspected the issue in order to find way to address our people’s concerns. Days now, I ordered the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and related institutions, who met on the issue, to seek solution to the problem.
As of now, the Royal Government of Cambodia discovers and issues a number of necessary measures, including its disposal of no less than 20 million USD fund, together with capitals from other sources, to intervene and prop up the price of rice.
Soon, the Ministry of Economy and Finance will issue a declaration on measures taken on the price of rice to ease our people’s hardships in the whole country. Along with urgent measures, there will be more medium and long-term measures in support of agricultural sector in Cambodia.
I wish our farmers good life and good luck.”