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Japanese firm to develop Green Belt Project in Cambodia

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Minister Thong Khon with Mr. Nabeshima Katsuhito. Ministry of Tourism

Yamato Green Co., Ltd. is planning to develop a Green Belt project related to the tourism, social and economic sectors in Cambodia, after its successful investment in agro-tourism and ecotourism development in Battambang and Mondulkiri provinces.

The Japanese firm sought cooperation from the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism to boost the Green Belt development in a meeting with Minister Thong Khon Tuesday.

Under the project, Yamato Green Co., Ltd. will make Cambodian agricultural products safe and national and international tourists can consume the existing food in each tourism site safely, said Mr. Nabeshima Katsuhito, the firm’s Chairman, adding that they also can see the cultivation and maintenance techniques on site.

Mr Thong Khon expressed his satisfaction, welcome and support to the project, and highlighted Cambodia’s potential for investment in the area of tourism, particularly ecotourism, agro tourism and rural tourism.

He also underlined that Siem Reap and Kampong Thom are the most favorable provinces for the three above-mentioned types of tourism, especially the Green Belt project, and suggested the company to build a model in each province before extending to other provinces.

Both sides agreed to draft a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Tourism and Yamato Green Co., Ltd. and to form a joint working group to boost the cooperation. C. NiKa – AKP

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