Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 8 - Heng Ratana, General Director of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), signed an agreement with ANP company from Japan on projects to promote plantation, produce and sell animals’ food in Battambang province.

The partnership agreement was signed in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.

Heng Ratana said the project is supported by the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with assistance from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The two-year project (2018-2019) has a total budget of nearly $1 million, and material supports, such as four tractors, machinery, packaging tools, and warehouses, according Heng Ratana.

The project will help promote animal livestock production and create jobs for CMAC's retirees.

On January 24, 2018, the Japanese government provided nearly $8 million to assist CMAC on demining operations in the northwestern part of Battambang province.