Environment and natural resources

Chinese mango processing factory in Battambang warned for discharging sewage into stream

Battambang provincial authorities have issued a warning letter to a Chinese owner of a mango processing factory that allegedly discharged sewage into O’ Treng stream in Svay Sar Village of Treng commune in Rattanak Mondul district. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/chinese-mango-processing-factory-in-battambang-warned-for-discharging-sewage-into-stream/

Cambodia working on climate resilient rice industry

Cambodia’s rice sector is working on transformation on the framework of climate resilience within the rice industry to get more competitiveness in the market, Sang Saran, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489808/cambodia-working-on-climate-resilient-rice-industry/

Cambodia urges ADB to expand investment to combat climate change and natural disasters

Thor Chetha, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, highlighted the Ministry’s priority of strengthening the forecasting system, early warning system, and early warning to vulnerable people to be vigilant as needed to reduce natural disasters and economic losses, and urged the Asian Development Bank to ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501488991/cambodia-urges-adb-to-expand-investment-to-combat-climate-change-and-natural-disasters/

Thirty villages in Kampong Speu lack clean water after stream dries up

Clean water supply by Veal Pong water station has been disrupted as the river in Snampuk Village, Veal Pong Commune in Udong District, Kampong Speu province dried up for the first time since operations began four years ago. ...

Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/thirty-villages-in-kampong-speu-lack-clean-water-after-stream-dries-up/

Youths cycle 1,000km to promote environmental protection from Ratanakiri to Kep

Twenty-five youths set off on a 1,000-kilometer cycling campaign in conjunction with World Environment Day on June 5 to raise awareness on the protection of natural resources and prevention of deforestation. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/youths-cycle-1000km-to-promote-environmental-protection-from-ratanakiri-to-kep/

Hainan Litree plans to invest up to $100 million in Cambodia’s Clean Water Sector

On May 10, Hem Vanndy, Minister of Industry, Science, Technology & Innovation (MISTI), received representatives from Hainan Litree Purifying Technology Co., Ltd. and discussed the company’s interest in expanding its investment in Cambodia’s clean water sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501486640/hainan-litree-plans-to-invest-up-to-100-million-in-cambodias-clean-water-sector/

Calls for stronger action against llegal mining

Environmental activists are supporting the government’s continued crackdown on illegal mining, but they are calling for more inspections to ensure that no further crimes are committed. ...

Kuch Sikol
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-calls-for-stronger-action-against-illegal-mining

Dams and climate change choke the Mekong: livelihoods and ecosystems are at stake

The Mekong River, a lifeline for millions in Southeast Asia, is facing an ecological crisis. Unpredictable water levels, declining fish stocks, and the disappearance of the iconic Irrawaddy dolphin threaten the livelihoods and traditions of communities along the river. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/dams-and-climate-change-choke-the-mekong-livelihoods-and-ecosystems-are-at-atake/

Climate-smart agricultural techniques have significantly increased the annual crop profits of targeted farmers

Climate-smart agricultural techniques have significantly increased the annual crop profits of targeted farmers from $1401 to $2234 over the five-year implementation of the Systems Approach to Transformative Economic Empowerment and Resilience project. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501479169/climate-smart-agricultural-techniques-have-significantly-increased-the-annual-crop-profits-of-targeted-farmers/

Asia heatwave: Ministry says Cambodia temperatures could reach 42 °C, as at least 30 die in Thailand from heat

As Cambodia swelters under one of the most extreme heatwaves in recent years – with temperatures predicted to reach 42 °C – neighbouring Thailand has seen at least 30 deaths attributed to the high temperatures this year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501478750/asia-heatwave-ministry-says-cambodia-temperatures-could-reach-42-c-as-at-least-30-die-in-thailand-from-heat/

Environment Minister: Stealing state land cannot be hidden; stop immediately

Eang Sophalleth, Minister of Environment, ordered the illegal encroachment on state forest land to stop immediately because this violation cannot be hidden. The Royal Government of Cambodia is paying close attention to and strictly implementing transparent legal measures and efficiency. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501476636/environment-minister-stealing-state-land-cannot-be-hidden-stop-immediately/

Garment workers request for water mist fans as rising temperatures affect health and productivity

Garment workers in Phnom Penh and Kandal, Takeo and Kampong Chhnang provinces have asked their companies to install water mist fans in the factory amid rising temperatures. ...

Runn Sreydeth and Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/garment-workers-request-for-water-mist-fans-as-rising-temperatures-affect-health-and-productivity/

PPWSA, VCGP sign $103.3M deal for water treatment plant in Bakheng

In a move towards enhancing Cambodia’s water infrastructure, the Phnom Penh Water Authority (PPWSA) and Vinci Construction Grands Projets (VCGP) have finalised $103.3 million contract yesterday for the design and construction of the third drinking water treatment plant in Bakheng. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501471588/ppwsa-vcgp-sign-103-3m-deal-for-water-treatment-plant-in-bakheng/

Cambodia’s plastic bag imports down 74.6 pct in Q1

Cambodia has reported a significant decline in the imports of plastic bags in the first quarter of 2024, thanks to an ongoing plastics-free campaign, said the Environment Ministry’s news release on April 10, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501471189/cambodias-plastic-bag-imports-down-74-6-pct-in-q1/

Cambodia’s ambitious Funan Techo canal project sparks concerns near and far

Heang Nang Eng, 60, had a bad feeling when she first heard rumors about a canal project that would impact the Prek Ta Hing stream near where she lives. ...

Seoung Nimol and Ly Rosslan
https://cambojanews.com/cambodias-ambitious-funan-techo-canal-project-sparks-concerns-near-and-far/

Ministry: The Sulfuric Acid spills incident in Nam Khan River in Laos does not affect the quality of the river

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, the authoritative body in such matters, announced that the experts of Laos have confirmed that there was no impact on the quality of the Nam Khan Rive and Mekong River caused by the overturning of chemical trucks. ...

បុគ្គលិក​ ខ្មែរ​ថា​ម​ស៍​
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469929/ministry-the-sulfuric-acid-spills-incident-in-nam-khan-river-in-laos-does-not-affect-the-quality-of-the-river/

Kingdom hosts int’l forum on climate change

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in collaboration with Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is co-hosting a four-day international forum aimed at exchanging experiences to address climate change, sustainable forestry and nature-based solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501466112/kingdom-hosts-intl-forum-on-climate-change/

Coral spawning observed in Cambodian waters

Conservationist working groups have urged participation in protecting and conserving important coral habitats following the first-ever observation of coral reef spawning in Cambodian seawaters. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coral-spawning-observed-in-cambodian-waters

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