Chinese company to support development of local agriculture

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Visitors view agricultural machinery models at Zoomlion's stand during an Agritechnica agricultural technology fair in Hanover, Germany. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan)

Chinese firm Zoomlion Agricultural Machinery, a subsidiary of Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology, has signed an agreement to help modernise Cambodia’s agriculture sector.

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On Nov 19, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture on promoting the mechanisation of agriculture and the application of intelligent technologies, according to a statement released by Zoomlion on Friday.

Under the MoU, Zoomlion will provide intelligent solutions and send technicians to Cambodia to facilitate the upgrade of local farming industries. Zoomlion’s goal is to achieve the sustainable development of its agricultural equipment business in Cambodia, according to the statement.

“Zoomlion’s strategic cooperation with Cambodia will start from promoting the fully mechanised planting and production of corn as well as the joint application and research of intelligent drying technology,” said Xiong Yanming, president of Zoomlion Agricultural Machinery.

“From here, we shall look to introduce more intelligent agricultural technologies, mechanisation solutions and products to contribute to the modernisation of Cambodia’s agricultural industries over the long-term,” he said.

Veng Sakhon, the Minister of Agriculture, said the government is aiming to modernise the industry by upgrading agricultural equipment, expanding the application of intelligent technologies and improving farming production.

“This MoU is definitely in line with our policy and agricultural development plan. It will help boost the growth of the sector and agricultural exports by improving the quality and value of our products and farming productivity,” Mr Sakhon said.

Zoomlion is a leading agricultural equipment manufacturer with first-class mechanised agrarian products, serving all steps of agricultural production, from planting and management to harvesting and drying, in more than 60 countries.

Zoomlion also announced a donation of high-end agricultural equipment, including fully mechanised corn production equipment and intelligent dryers, to support the transformation and development of Cambodia’s agriculture.

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