Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 24 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen advised not to relocate the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), speaking at the closing of an annual meeting of the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, held on Friday (Mar. 24) at the ministry.

Premier Hun Sen underlined that in the past, he had received proposals from approximately 20 private companies requesting to relocate the land of the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) for development, but all those requests were rejected.

Samdech continued, there is nothing wrong with just leaving this institute in its original location along National Road 3 in Kamboul District, Phnom Penh to be a valuable heritage for the next generation, while this institute produces good rice varieties for Cambodian farmers.

CARDI was established by a sub-decree of the Royal Government of Cambodia in 1999 and was officially inaugurated on 21 November 2000, presided over by premier Hun Sen and the ambassador of Australia to Cambodia.