Green Leader Holding Group Limited, a Hong Kong-listed firm, announced last week that it is increasing investment in the local market by building a new mango processing plant in Tboung Khmum province.
Michael Tse, Green Leader’s CEO and executive director, recently announced plans to build the company’s third mango-processing factory in the Kingdom.
The new facility, which will produce dried mango, will be located in Tboung Khmum’s Dambae district, Mr Tse told Nuth Chan Sokha, secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, during the latter’s official visit to Green Leader’s plant in Kandal province on Friday.
Green Leader’s first dried mango factory in Cambodia began operations in 2018 in Kandal province’s Angk Snuol district. The second plant, located in Kampong Speu’s Aoral district, began manufacturing dried mango in June this year.
According to Mr Tse, each of those factories occupies 25,000 square metres and can produce up to 2,000 tonnes of dried mango a year. Most of the production is exported to China, he added.
“The company buys grade 2 fresh mangoes from farmers through contract farming schemes and processes them for export to the Chinese market,” he said.
He said Green Leader has already shipped 500 tonnes of dried mango to China and aims to reach 10,000 tonnes in exports per year in the future.
“To increase the value of our offer, we also have a long-term plan to invest in factories to make mango juice and mango puree,” he said.
Mr Chan Sokha praised Green Leader for its achievements and encouraged the company to keep working to contribute to the development of the local agriculture sector.
“Their investment has played an important role in the development of the local agriculture sector, particularly in the processing of raw materials into finished products for export,” he said.
In May, Green Leader opened a $20-million cassava-processing factory in Kratie’s Snuol district
The company said the facility can process up to 130,000 tonnes of starch a year, absorbing 500,000 tonnes of raw cassava.