ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Cambodia- The New Government

Industry, trade and government that production this year would be no more than 4.3 million tonnes, or half a million tonnes less than in 1974-75. Neither government nor industry has issued statistics of' production, despatches and stocks for May, but, according to market reports, the position up to May 14 is as follows : production 4,194,000 tonnes, despatches 3,056,000 tonnes and stocks 2,345,000 tonnes. The number of factories crushing cane dropped from 250 ill February to 225 in March and 148 in April. Though the number of factories continuing crushing operations at the end of May is known to both industry and the government, it has not been given, out yet. Sugar prices have in the meanwhile moved up from Rs 4.10 per kg in the middle of March 1976 to Rs 4.70 per kg at the time of writing in Bombay and Rs 5 per kg in and some other parts of the liberation of the country on April 17, 1975, that government drafted a new constitution for the country, now named Democratic Kampuchea, In accordance with the new constitution, it proceeded to organise elections to the People's Congress the supreme body of Kampuchea. These elections were duly held on March 20 this year. On April 6, the Royal Government of the National Union, then placed before the newly-elected People's Congress its request for resignation, which was accepted.

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