Cambodia to support SMEs and the agriculture sector

Cambodia to support SMEs and the agriculture sector


Cambodian government’s special emergency loan scheme worth $100mn to aid SMEs and the agriculture sector in an aim to resuscitate the economy

The loan is said to be issued to the private sector via the state-owned Small and Medium Enterprise Bank of Cambodia and the Agricultural and Rural Development Bank.

The $100mn fund packet will be intended to support the nation’s economy in the near future said Aun Pornmoniroth, deputy prime minister and minister of economy and finance.

“The $100mn budget will be used to boost agriculture and small and medium enterprises, two of the most important sectors in the national economy, both in terms of job creation and in improving people’s livelihoods and promoting national economic growth,” he added.

The funds are to be distributed equally between the two financial bodies and put towards exercises supporting the nation’s rice industry, animal husbandry, crop production and risk-sharing co-financing schemes.

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Author: fareasternagriculture

Source: Khmer Times

Publication date: 22 February 2022