Stung Treng: Mr. Neth Pheaktra, spokesman for the Ministry of Environment, confirmed that the Ministry of Environment supports the investment in Singbiotec's plantation as the company has been granted investment rights. From the Royal Government on an area of ​​more than 34,000 hectares for planting trees in the processing industry.

Pheaktra, a spokesman for the Ministry of Environment, said while leading a group of journalists to visit Sing Bay Otec plantations on September 4 that the ministry The environment supports investment in plantations because it will reduce the pressure on the use of natural wood and the creation of a wood processing industry. This will also help create jobs and increase income for the people in the area and contribute to national economic growth.

"Establishment of plantations is an effective strategy to prevent natural resource crime and contribute to the conservation of Cambodia's natural resources," he said. "There is now and can sell the role of forests in the framework of carbon credit."

Mr. Pheaktra said that the Royal Government of Cambodia has been encouraging more investment in plantations to create greenery and create forest sources. For sustainable use, participate in environmental protection and conservation of natural resources.

According to data from the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone, tens of thousands of cubic meters of processed wood are produced and exported. Country. Due to the fact that the local raw materials for processing wood are not yet able to supply enough to meet the demand, the wood processing company is made of concrete, wood tiles and furniture materials. Kitchens, cabinets and other materials are imported from abroad, depending on customer orders. Some companies have bought acacia wood from local growers for processing.

He said that processed wood products made in Cambodia were exported to the United States and the European Union. Processing companies welcome the project of planting trees for processing, because if there are more local raw materials for processing wood will participate in cutting Reduce the import of processed wood from abroad and the company is ready to buy for processing.

He added that the development of plantations is valuable in supplying wood raw materials for the wood processing industry, while construction in Cambodia has Growing and rising, especially in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, where many new building projects are in full swing.

Mr. San Sok Heang, representative of Sing Bay Otec, said in the press conference that after the change of the company's new leadership at the end of the year. 2018 The company has prepared an investment plan by setting a plan to plant more than 30 million seedlings from 2020 to 2024 on an area of ​​34,007 hectares. Located in Kratie Province and Siem Bok District in Stung Treng Province.

He said that the planting was done on an industrial basis in collaboration with the Forestry Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

"The company has received proper permission from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to clear all the land," he said. Degraded forest is the size of land that has been granted the right to be used for plantations for industrial purposes. The company also pays royalties and non-timber forest product premiums from the clearing of degraded forest land in various sub-regions of It is in accordance with the principles of the law.

According to San Sok Heang, for five years, from 2019 to 2024, the company plans to plant more than 30 million seedlings in response. And market demand for wood in the wood processing industry.

He added that the company also discussed with residents and communities living in the area who have vacant land to cooperate in planting seedlings as a partner. Create jobs for people and improve their lives.