Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Mangoes bound for European market

Farmers transport mangoes in Kandal province’s Loeuk Dek district in 2013.
Farmers transport mangoes in Kandal province’s Loeuk Dek district in 2013. Heng Chivoan

Mangoes bound for European market

Mong Reththy Group, the largest agro-industrial company in Cambodia, has sent 13 shipments of mangoes to Europe this year totalling 54,000 kilograms, the owner said yesterday.

According to Mong Reththy, the most recent shipment contained 4,500 kilograms of Aiwen and Keo Romeat mangoes.

He said that it was the first time for Cambodia to ship Aiwen mangoes to Europe after three years of waiting for the crop to bear fruit.

“I am proud that Cambodia mangoes can be exported to Europe for the first time,” he said. “The new species of Aiwen is very expensive and popular in the European market.”

He said the 14th and final shipment of his company’s mangoes will be sent on Monday, heralding the end of the mango season.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, over 9,000 tonnes of mangoes were exported in 2015, the majority shipped to Vietnam.

However, Eang Sophallet, spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, claimed that many of last year’s exports were destined for Europe, albeit indirectly.

“It is not the first time that Cambodia has exported these [mangoes] to Europe,” he said.

“Our mangoes are sent to Thailand and Vietnam to be checked for phytosanitary approval before being shipped to Europe.”

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer New Year games: it’s never too late to try them out

Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays

Khmer New Year getaway: Ghost Island

One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.