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Thaco Agri’s Massive Recruitment of 9,000 Staff Fuels Cambodia’s Agricultural Sector Growth

by Surya Narayan
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Thaco Agri’s massive recruitment of over 9,000 staff for banana packaging factories and cattle farms showcases their commitment to Cambodia’s agricultural sector. With a focus on expansion, organic farm standards, and advanced technologies, Thaco Agri drives growth and collaborates with the government to uplift local communities. Discover how their efforts fuel Cambodia’s agricultural sector.

Thaco Agri, an agricultural firm operating in the banana plantation and cattle rearing sector in Kratie and Ratanakiri provinces, is making significant strides towards expanding its activities and contributing to Cambodia’s agricultural sector. With a focus on tapping into foreign markets, setting organic farm standards, and implementing advanced technologies, Thaco Agri is poised to drive growth and development.

Expanding Operations and Infrastructure

Thaco Agri’s decision to recruit over 9,000 additional staff for banana packaging factories and cattle farms exemplifies the company’s commitment to the development of Cambodia’s agricultural sector. By investing heavily in infrastructure development, including solar energy, roads, irrigation systems, and modern banana packaging facilities, Thaco Agri demonstrates its dedication to enhancing efficiency and sustainability in its operations. These investments not only benefit the company but also contribute to the overall progress of Cambodia’s agricultural landscape.

Le Thanh Hoang, General Manager of Thaco Agri in Ratanakiri province, highlighted the company’s commitment to Cambodia’s agricultural sector by announcing their plans to recruit over 9,000 staff for their banana packaging factories and cattle farms. In line with their dedication to growth and development, Thaco Agri has made substantial investments in infrastructure, including solar energy, roads, irrigation systems, and advanced banana packaging facilities.

Hoang emphasized Thaco Agri’s long-standing presence in Cambodia, with over three years of continuous investment. As part of their social responsibility, the company has launched several employee-focused initiatives, providing them with excellent accommodation, healthcare, and educational opportunities. Moreover, the work sites are equipped with ambulances and doctors to ensure immediate assistance in case of health emergencies.

Thaco Agri’s proactive measures and commitment to employee welfare exemplify their dedication to creating a supportive and secure working environment. By prioritizing the well-being of their workforce, Thaco Agri not only contributes to the agricultural sector’s development but also sets a positive example for other businesses in Cambodia.

Commitment to Social Responsibility

Thaco Agri understands the significance of its workforce and has launched various initiatives to benefit its employees. Providing good accommodation, healthcare services, and education opportunities showcases the company’s commitment to their well-being. Moreover, Thaco Agri has taken proactive measures by equipping work sites with ambulances and doctors, ensuring immediate medical attention in case of emergencies. Such efforts highlight the company’s dedication to creating a safe and supportive working environment.

Collaboration with Local Authorities

Recognizing the importance of local collaboration, Thaco Agri actively engages with local authorities to improve the livelihoods of communities. Through the provision of clean water, electricity, roads, shopping malls, and free primary care services, Thaco Agri contributes to the overall development of the regions where it operates. This collaboration not only benefits the company but also uplifts the lives of local residents, fostering economic growth and enhancing their quality of life.

Meeting the Demand for Cavendish Bananas 

Cambodia has become a significant exporter of bananas, with China being one of its top markets. The demand for Cavendish bananas, in particular, has surged due to their superior quality. Agriculture expert Om Sokhey highlights the need for proper training in cultivating Cavendish bananas to ensure the health of workers and maximize yields. Thaco Agri’s focus on quality and adherence to organic farm standards positions them well to meet the demands of discerning international markets, boosting the reputation of Cambodia’s agricultural products.

The Royal Government’s Determination

The Royal Government of Cambodia shares the vision for the country’s agricultural development, acknowledging the importance of technology and advanced farming practices. Ky Sereyvath, Director General of the Institute of China Studies at the Royal Academy of Cambodia, points out that Cambodia possesses favorable soil conditions for crops but lacks technological advancements in traditional harvesting methods, as well as adequate fertilizers and insecticides. This recognition highlights the government’s commitment to facilitating the adoption of modern agricultural practices and attracting investments like Thaco Agri to propel Cambodia’s agricultural sector forward.

Thaco Agri’s expansion plans, commitment to social responsibility, and collaborative efforts with the Royal Government of Cambodia demonstrate a positive trajectory for the nation’s agricultural development. By focusing on the cultivation of Cavendish bananas, adopting organic farm standards, and employing advanced technologies, Thaco Agri not only meets the demands of foreign markets but also drives economic growth and uplifts local communities. With the government’s determination to enhance technology and farming practices, Cambodia is poised to establish itself as a key player in the global agricultural landscape, ensuring a prosperous future for its farmers and the nation as a whole.

Source: Khmer Times

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