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Vietnamese Fertilizer Plant Opens in Kandal

Cambodia's largest fertilizer plant began operation in Kandal province on Thursday, a $65 million project funded by Vietnam.

The Kien Svay facility is expected to produce half a million tons of fertilizer per year, employing 300 workers. The fertilizer can be used on any soil and will lower the price of fertilizer, Prime Minister Hun Sen said at the opening Thursday morning.

Hun Sen is traveling to Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday to attend an investment conference and woo more Vietnamese investment. Vietnam became the top agricultural investor in Cambodia in 2009.