“This is an initiative which aims to revolutionise and bring, for the first time, international sanitary standards to Cambodia,” Mong Reththy, a Cambodian People’s Party senator and co-chair of the government’s Agricultural and Agro-Industry Working Group, said to the The Phnom Penh post this week.
Last month, his company Mong Reththy Group announced plans to spend $5 million importing pigs from a breeder in Yorkshire, England, in a move that aims to tap soaring pork demand in Cambodia.
The first phase of the project – quality control facilities to assess imported pigs – is now complete, Mong Reththy said. The facilities, located on five hectares of land in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, cost $1 million to construct. They are now operational and have the capacity to process up to 10,000 pigs per day. The second phase is a state of the art abattoir.Related WebsiteThe Phnom Penh post Click here for the free Pig Progress newsletter