Kampong Cham Province

 

Kampong Cham & Tbong Kmom Province side for invest, import export

 Products as Maize/Corn, Cassava, Cashew Nuts, Soybean, Rubber, Paddy Rice, pepper, Tobacco cambodia.
Sesame is a plant which has small grains that are grown in tropical areas around the world. Sesame is used for cuisine in many dishes but is also used as sesame’s oil for spa products. The farmers in Kampong Cham Province cultivate sesame on their land mostly chemical free.
·    Production: Cultivated areas is 13,305 ha, yields are approximately 8,518 tons per year.
·    Market:  Local market and export to Vietnam.


 Tobacco
 Most of the farmers in Krouch Chmar, Dei Doss, Kampong Cham, Koh Pen and Koh Sotinn who cultivate tobacco sell their produce for processing to local British American Tobacco Cambodia (BAT) under a system of contract farming.
·    Production size: Cultivated areas is 8,744 ha, yields are approximately 13,116 tons/year.
·    Producers: A private company introduced a contract farming system which includes 800 families as members. In addition, there are many other independent families doing tobacco cultivation.
·    Market: BAT Cambodia and some export to Vietnam as a tobacco leaves.
·    Harvest time: Every 3 months.


Black pepper
Memot district of Kampong Cham Province is the largest pepper producing region in Cambodia if compared to other producing regions such as Kep, Kampot, Preah Sihanouk, Kratie and Takeo provinces etc.
·    Production: Cultivated areas is 347 ha, average output is 6-8 tons/ha. The total quantity of black pepper collected in Kampong Cham and other surrounding areas is about 5,000 tons per year.
·    Producers: More than 300 families, mostly in Memot district and some small farmers in Por Nhear Krek district of Kampong Cham.
·    Market: 90% of total output is exported to Thailand, 10% to Vietnam and local market.
·    Harvest season: March to June.


Maize / Corn
Kampong Cham Province is the third largest producer of maize after Battambang and Pailin most cultivation is in the rainy season. There is one small animal feed processing factory and 2-3 medium-size factories operating in Kampong Cham today which have capacity to process 5,000-6,000 tons of maize per year.
·    Production: Cultivated areas 9,614 ha, yielding approximately 48,155 tons per year.
·    Market: Local processing factory and export to Vietnam.
Cassava, cultivated as a family-business, can be found mostly in the districts of Memot, Tambeir and Tbaung Khmom in Kampong Cham Province.
·    Production: Cultivated area is 62,300 ha, yields amount approximately to 1,006,816 tons/year.
·    Markets: Local processing companies and export to Vietnam as a dry chip.

Cashew  nut: Kampong Cham is a larges producer of cashew nuts compared to others provinces in Cambodia. Most farmers have around 1-2 ha land, however, some farms exist with 100-1,000 ha, mostly in Cheung Prey, Stung Trang, Tbaung Khmom and Memot district. Cashew’s farmers use two varieties, local varieties yielding 500-700 kg/ha and improved varieties from 1.3-1.35 tons/ha.
·    Production: Cultivated areas 24,482 ha. Yielding around 17,200 tons/year.
·    Market: Vietnam.
Harvest season: February-May.


Soy bean contains a high content of protein substances; soy-bean can be processed into others products such as soya-milk, bean cake, tofu, soy sauce and others.
·    Production: Cultivated area is 21,003 ha, yields are approximately 25,208 tons/year.
·    Soybean traders: Three different traders exist in Chamkar Leu, Prey Chhour and Tbaung Khmom district who collect from farmers about 10,000 tons per year.
·    Market: 70% of production is exported to Vietnam and Thailand, 30% is sold at local market
Rubber:  Currently, Kampong Cham Province has six state-owned rubber plantations who together with one company in Kratie Province are members of the Cambodia Rubber Development Association (since 2007).
·    Production size: Cultivation area is 58,110 ha, yield of dry rubber is about 19,586 tons per year.
·    Producers: There are nine larger rubber plantations and many family businesses in rubbers.
·    Market: Vietnam, China and Malaysia.



Rice Kampong Cham Province produces a surplus of paddy rice available for for local consumption and export to international markets. Most rice mills in Kampong Cham are a member of the Cambodia National Rice Millers Association. However, there are some additional rice trading companies that export Cambodian rice to international markets as well.
·    Production: Cultivated area is 219,277 ha, yields amount to approximately 704.253 tons/year.
·    Rice mills: The biggest 25 mills joined the Cambodia National Rice Millers Association.
·    Market: Local, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, France and Albania.
·    Harvest Season: November to May.

Visitor guide
Kampong Cham, the most populous province in Cambodia, is a gateway to Stung Treng, Rattanak Kiri and Mondul Kiri Provinces through the province of Kratie. This is a relaxed and quiet town that was once an important trading post during the French period; its legacy evident by the chastened yet classic buildings that are still standing in their full glory. It carries plenty of colonial French characteristics and is a good place to enjoy the laid back atmosphere and quaint charm.

The ruins at Wat Nokor, an Angkorian temple dating from the eleventh century, contain a standard assortment of Angkor architecture. A visit to this site can easily be combined with a trip to the mountains of Pros and Srei. The city boasts the first bridge to be built over the Mekong River in Cambodia. The Kizuna Bridge was constructed in Kampong Cham and at 1500 metres in length was the longest bridge in Cambodia until the 1900 metre Thai-Cambodian bridge was built in Koh Kong took its place in 2002. The Kizuna Bridge links eastern and western Cambodia by road for the first time.

The first long building of Nokor Bachey Temple of Kampong Cham is 421 meters and 371 meters in dimension made of laterite stones. The height is of 9 meters and the length is 2.4 meters. Most part of this building has been destroyed over time. Inside this building you will find structures like Six Lions, Eight Dragons and Two Devils. The second long building is also a beautiful architectural structure that includes two statues of Te Cho Dam Din, two devils each of1.6-metre in height and two ponds.
The most significant long building is the third, where visitors will find a  eight-hand statue of Preah Norey located near the entrance. A four-hand statue of Preah Norey is located on the left hand side of the Nokor Bachey Temple, Kampong Cham. Finally comes the fourth long building, which is also made of laterite stone and can be accessed from 12 directions. In the middle of the building you will find a high peak made of sandstone with Buddhist statue.

Kampong Cham Province

1. Provincial Government Policies for Investment Promotion

1)      Special features or strong points of the Province in terms of the investment (*2) (*5)

  1. One of the provinces which have the most open and transparent policies and regulations on trading activities, i.e., lowest entry costs, most secure property rights, lowest time of regulatory compliance and highest private sector participation in policy.
  2. Strategic location to be a central transport hub linking Cambodia and both Thailand and Vietnam supported by various transport infrastructure, i.e., road network, railway, river boats.
  3. Abundant labor supply with almost 60% of the population under the age of 25. consisting of including of young people who are under the age of 25 increasing

2)      Investment opportunities or potential sector

  1. Agriculture
  2. Agro-industry (e.g., rice plantation, rubber, tapioca, sugar cane, banana, coconut, palm fruit, cashew nut, durian, mug bean, corn, white and black seasoning, etc.)