Calling All Local AIP Developers/landowners to Participate in a Market Research Study Conducted by CAPRED

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Calling All Local AIP Developers/landowners to Participate in a Market Research Study Conducted by CAPRED

Publish Date:30 Apr 2024
Closing Date:12 May 2024
CFP Number: CFP24-027
Project Name: Calling All Local AIP Developers/landowners to Participate in a Market Research Study Conducted by CAPRED
Domain Name: Trade, Investment and Agri-food innovation
Registration Closing Date: 5pm (Phnom Penh Time), 12 May 2024
Registration link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexbn9w8nOwikF-7mjxpHADa2a-qxjChno8Rp2uMafdUO_IYg/viewform?pli=1

                 

                  1. Background

           

                        1.1  CAPRED

 

Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAPRED) is Australia’s flagship bilateral economic development facility in Cambodia. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and implemented by Cowater International, CAPRED focuses on supporting inclusive economic recovery and boosting resilience and sustainability over the five years from 2022 to 2027. CAPRED adopts a mix of a programmatic and facility model. The facility model allows CAPRED to flexibly tackle a range of emerging inter-related public and private sector constraints and opportunities to promote resilient, inclusive, and sustainable growth (RISE) across different sectors.

 

CAPRED interventions fall under three technical components including: Agriculture and Agro-processing; Trade, Investment and Enterprise Development and Infrastructure Development; and three Cross-Cutting components comprising: Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI); Climate Resilient initiatives, and policy support. GEDSI is at the heart of all that CAPRED does.

           

                        1.2  Project Context

 

CAPRED, in partnership with the Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC), is supporting the Agri-food Industrial Park (AIP) committee and secretariat team to coordinate the establishment of an AIP in Cambodia. This initiative aims to contribute to inclusive and resilient economic growth in the country. The project is being developed on a private sector-led, government-linked basis. Under this model, the developer(s) will be responsible for capital, land, operations, and management of the AIP, assuming all commercial risks. The Royal Government of Cambodia will provide an agreed package of support to the developer(s). Through a call for proposal process, the selected AIP developer(s) will negotiate and finalise the developer agreement with the Royal Government of Cambodia.

 

The overall objective of this AIP mechanism is to encourage private investment in the agri-food value-added processing industry in Cambodia, contributing to resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth. This initiative aligns with the Pentagonal Strategy-Phase I of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

 

                  2. Purpose and Objectives

 

As part of the technical assistance provided for the AIP implementation project, CAPRED is inviting local private landowners and developers with a minimum of 50 hectares of lands, (potentially in Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom and Battambong provices and other surrounding provinces), to participate in our market research. We are seeking individual firms interested in the establishment and development of agri-food industrial parks in Cambodia. The primary goal of this market research is to engage with existing local developers and landowners to discuss AIP investment opportunities, interests, and other relevant matters.

 

                  3. Pre-Eligiblility Criteria

 

- Land Ownership and Interest: Own private or concessional land with a minimum size of 50 hectares and a strong interest in establishing an Agri-Food Industrial Park.

- Pontenial Location: Kampong Speu, Battambong, and Kampong Thom provinces or (Surrounding provinces are also welcome).

- Development Plan: Possess the capability and a plan to develop an Agri-Food Industrial Park project within a specific timeframe.

- Experience: Experience in industrial park development and management, as well as experience in the agri-food sector, especially value-added processing, will be considered an advantage.

 

                  4. Benefits of participating in the research market process

 

- Gain opportunities to be invited and participate in the AIP Expression of Interest (EOI) Launching Event, including presenting an elevator pitch to potential investors and partners.

- Receive updates about upcoming support from the Royal Government of Cambodia for establishing Agri-Food Industrial Partnerships.

- Explore collaboration opportunities to establish and develop Agri-Food Industrial Parks in Cambodia

 

Important Note: Participating in this market research does not provide any preference under the AIP EOI process or create any entitlement to any support for establishment of an AIP in Cambodia. The EOI process for selection of the first AIP developer will be made publicly available at a later stage.

 

                  5. How to register your interest

 

Interested local private landowners and developers are invited to complete and submit online application for via link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexbn9w8nOwikF-7mjxpHADa2a-qxjChno8Rp2uMafdUO_IYg/viewform?pli=1 no later than 5pm (Phnom Penh time), Sunday 12 May 2024.

 

Late submissions will not be considered.

 

For further information:

 

Further information about this CFP can be obtained from Sereysothea Sao, Investment and Agri-food Innovation Coordinator, at email: sereysothea.sao@capred.org

 

Cowater International is an equal opportunity employer, basing employment on merit and qualifications as th ey relate to the professional experience and position expectations. Cowater does not discriminate against any employee or applicants on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, age, or any other basis protected by law. CAPRED aims to have a diverse workforce and a workplace that is supportive of gender equality, disability, and social inclusion. Women, people with disabilities and other minorities are highly encouraged to apply.

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