Phnom Penh, April 07, 2020 — The Head of the Royal Government of Cambodia has encouraged all stakeholders to promote agriculture sector.
At a press conference at the Peace Palace here this morning, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen asked the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries and other stakeholders to further pay high attention to farming, livestock, and so on in order to boost the growth of the agriculture sector as other sectors including services, tourism and industry have been being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen said COVID-19 has been affecting various sectors including services, tourism, industry … but this is an opportunity for the agriculture sector.
According to the Prime Minister, services, tourism, and industrial sectors used to achieve high growth for many years, and agriculture sector has seen only a slight growth, but this year all stakeholders have to do their best to promote the agriculture.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen also ordered the state companies to balance priority food stocks to ensure food security in the country, including rice, salt, etc.
The Premier called on the salt producing communities to produce more salt for local consumption.
As of 07:00 am on April 7, 2020, Cambodia has recorded in total 115 COVID-19 confirmed cases, including 49 Cambodians, 40 French, 13 Malaysians, 5 British, 2 Americans, 2 Indonesians, one Canadian, one Belgian, one Chinese, and one Vietnamese. Of them, 58 have been successfully cured.
World Health Organisation has reported that globally, as of 2:00am CEST, April 7, 2020, there were 1,214,973 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 67,841 deaths.
Among them, Europe had in total 655,339 confirmed cases, the U.S. 352,600 confirmed cases, Western Pacific 112,578 confirmed cases, Eastern Mediterranean 77,359 confirmed cases, South-East Asia 9,132 confirmed cases, and Africa 6,986 confirmed cases.