The largest temperature-controlled cold storage and cross-docking facility in Cambodia – which will be able to handle up to 25 per cent of the Kingdom’s total requirements – has broken ground in Kandal province.
The Kandal Cold Storage project, which had its groundbreaking ceremony on March 22 in Kien Svay district, was funded by Private Infrastructure Development Group company InfraCo Asia through a partnership with local company Khmer Cold Chain Co Ltd (KCCC) and the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP).
InfraCo Asia CEO Allard Nooy said at the ceremony that the facilities were designed with the intention to better facilitate imports for Cambodian customers.
“The cold storage and cross-docking facilities that we begin building today have been designed to serve Cambodian industry, including farmers, agribusinesses, food retailers and pharmaceutical companies, to gain access to regional export markets as well as facilitate the import of products for local customers,” he added.
The project has been developed by Infunde Development, InfraCo Asia’s dedicated developer team for Southeast Asia.
PPAP, a partner of KCCC, will be supporting the development and operation of the 50-foot cross-docking facility.
PPAP CEO Hei Bavy said that the groundbreaking announces to the international business industry and investors the availability of cold storage facilities at the port to serve their needs.
“Through enhancing the logistics sector in Cambodia, the cold storage facility will contribute significantly to the country’s economic growth,” he said.
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Author: May Kunmakara
Source: The Phnom Penh Post
Publication date: 22 March 2022