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Agriculture

Agricultural management systems and technologies

Kampong Speu canal restoration to ease farmland drought

Kampong Speu Provincial Authorities are currently restoring two main canals connecting the Tasal Lake and Reservoir in Oral district to other areas in Takeo and Kandal provinces to help alleviate drought and dry farmland. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50830257/kampong-speu-canal-restoration-to-ease-farmland-drought/

Drive to improve agricultural value chains across ASEAN

A German group is pushing for an increase in sustainable agricultural value chains in ASEAN to improve rural people’s livelihoods. German International Cooperation (GIZ) yesterday hosted an online forum to discuss the issue. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50829302/drive-to-improve-agricultural-value-chains-across-asean/

West Baray water source under irrigation pressure

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has urged farmers living in the Angkor area to grow dry-season rice crops once per year only to reduce risks of water overuse that could drain too much water from the crucial West Baray. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/west-baray-water-source-under-irrigation-pressure

Bakheng water treatment facility construction breaks ground

The groundbreaking ceremony of the water treatment facility in Bakheng, outskirt of Phnom Penh, takes place today, presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen. The plant, designed and built by Vinci Construction Grands Projets, will have the capacity to supply drinking 195,000 cubic metres of ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809207/bakheng-water-treatment-facility-construction-breaks-ground/

Kingdom receives $97M investment for inter-provincial irrigation project

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth said the government welcomed investments worth €80 million ($97 million) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project (IAIP) in Cambodia.​ ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-receives-97m-investment-inter-provincial-irrigation-project

SEARCA launches agricultural innovation plan

A regional centre of an inter-government treaty organisation focusing on agricultural research and education kicked off the implementation of its 11th five-year plan to push agricultural innovation in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia. ...

Nika/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749262/searca-launches-agricultural-innovation-plan/

Kampong Thom needs irrigation expansion

Kampong Thom provincial authorities said yesterday irrigation infrastructures in the province are still lacking, prompting a need for the development of the agriculture and water sectors to fulfil the province’s crop production demands during the dry season. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727688/kampong-thom-needs-irrigation-expansion/

Villagers: Canals are for public

Representatives of some 3,000 families from Russey Srok commune in Prey Veng province’s Peam Chor district have accused local authorities of abusing their power by selling water pumped from three state canals to villagers. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-canals-are-public

Families propose lake restoration in Kratie province

More than 30 families in two villages in Kratie province have proposed the restoration of a 10ha natural lake named Boeung Ron to store water and irrigate the surrounding lakes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-propose-lake-restoration-kratie-province

Japan offers $310M in grants, loans to boost development

Japan is providing $310 million in development aid to Cambodia to help bolster the country’s economy. About $42.7 million will be delivered as aid, while the rest will be packaged into soft loans which Cambodia has to repay, but on very favourable terms. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-offers-310m-grants-loans-boost-development

Canal renovation to rescue farmers fields in Cholkiri

The Kampong Chhnang provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology is speeding up dredging of a 3km canal channelling water from the Tonle Sap Lake to supply 4,000ha of rice fields in Koh Thkov commune, in Cholkiri district. ...

Khout Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canal-renovation-rescue-farmers-fields-cholkiri

JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in three provinces is about 90 percent complete

JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in the provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang is about 90 percent as it is set to conclude in the middle of this year. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698550/jicas-irrigation-rehabilitation-project-in-three-provinces-is-about-90-percent-complete

Import of banned pesticides should be stopped

Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon yesterday urged his officials and stakeholders to strengthen efforts to prevent the sale of banned or counterfeit pesticides and fertilisers in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697320/import-of-banned-pesticides-should-be-stopped

Compensation demanded over reservoir construction

More than 100 families in Preah Vihear province are demanding compensation from the authorities over the construction of a reservoir which they claim had affected their livelihoods. The villagers said the Raksa reservoir, a government-run project for storing water in Chey Sen and Rovieng districts ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/compensation-demanded-over-reservoir-construction

Restoration of irrigation systems set to begin in four provinces

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, through the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-financed Climate Friendly Agri-Business Value Chains (CFAVC) Sector Project, will begin restoring 32 irrigation systems and dig 800 ponds in Takeo, Kampong Cham, Kampot and Tbong Khmum provinces. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/restoration-irrigation-systems-set-begin-four-provinces

Siem Reap farmers asked to conserve West Baray water

With drought looming large, farmers who irrigate their paddy fields from the West Baray area in the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province are asked to conserve water.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673464/siem-reap-farmers-asked-to-conserve-west-baray-water

Pich Sros raises dam issues

Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) president Pich Sros on Tuesday raised four issues faced by residents of Kampong Speu and Takeo provinces regarding dam constructions and submitted his report to the Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor. Sros told The Post that the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pich-sros-raises-dam-issues

Authorities fix breached dam

Battambang provincial authorities and residents are fixing a partly broken dam in Svay Cheat village, in Sangke district’s Raing Kesei commune, after farmers breached it to irrigate their paddy fields. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-fix-breached-dam

Landowner told structures encroach on heritage land

The Apsara Authority has told Yun Sokhorn to remove a wall and a rest house from the southern part of Trapaing Hephka irrigation dike in Bos Kralanh village, Chriev commune, Siem Reap province because the structures had encroached on land designated as a national heritage. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landowner-told-structures-encroach-heritage-land

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