Environment and natural resources

Environment and natural resources policy and administration

All clear for construction of 700MW coal plant

A 700 MW coal-fired power plant in Preah Sihanouk province is set to begin construction soon, as authorities announce they have completed an environmental and social impact review. The $1.3 billion project is developed by Cambodia International Investment Development Group Co Ltd (CIIDG), in coordination ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/all-clear-construction-700mw-coal-plant

Gov’t, USAID criticized for inaction over severe forest loss at Prey Lang sanctuary

The University of Copenhagen’s open letter used data from the University of Maryland’s Global Forest Change dataset and other data points to show that 7,510 hectares of forestland were lost at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in 2019, the worst loss since 2016 when the ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/govt-usaid-criticized-for-inaction-over-severe-forest-loss-at-prey-lang-sanctuary/5478565.html?

50,000 hectares in two sanctuaries registered as state land

The Environment Ministry has registered more than 50,000 hectares of protected area of the Peam Krasop and Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuaries as state land in a bid to eliminate land disputes in conservation areas. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714774/50000-hectares-in-two-sanctuaries-registered-as-state-land/

Men held over forest clearing in Mondulkiri

Four men were detained on Tuesday for clearing land in a biodiversity conservation corridor of protected natural areas in Koh Nhek district, in Mondulkiri province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/men-held-over-forest-clearing-mondulkiri

Monks reveal Sangke threat

The Battambang provincial governor has ordered the authorities to close sewers in the Sangke River after monks posted a video showing toxic wastewater flowing into it and allegedly affecting nearby residents’ health. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-reveal-sangke-threat

Stakeholders visiting dam call Lao Hydro developer to share data

Cambodian, Thai and Vietnamese stakeholders have urged Xayaburi hydropower developer to share information on its hydropower plant in northern Laos, Mekong River Commission said. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50693643/stakeholders-visiting-dam-call-lao-hydro-developer-to-share-data

Countries urge Laos to conduct dam impact studies

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam yesterday reiterated concerns over Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang hydropower dam project and urged the country to conduct more studies on potential environmental and social impacts. The proposed project would be built in Houygno village in the province, approximately 25 kilometres from ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687612/countries-urge-laos-to-conduct-dam-impact-studies

Ministry throws weight behind wetlands plan

At a consultative meeting with the Prey Veng provincial administration on Thursday, the Ministry of Environment expressed support for its initiative to turn the wetlands at Boeung Snae lake, in Ba Phnom district’s Batheay commune, into a protected area. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-throws-weight-behind-wetlands-plan

NGO reports massive forest clearing in Prey Lang area

The Cambodian Youth Network yesterday said hundreds of hectares of forest land in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary have been illegally cleared in Stung Treng and Preah Vihear provinces. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657343/ngo-reports-massive-forest-clearing-in-prey-lang-area/

Illegal logging threatens Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, says CYN report

The Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) released a report on Tuesday noting the loss and deforestation of some 3,000ha of forest land in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary because of logging since last year. The report was based on investigative research into illegal logging in the said ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logging-threatens-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary-says-cyn-report

Japan gov’t group signs agreement for metal mine in Kampong Speu province

Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem signed another memorandum of agreement on Thursday with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (Jogmec) to study and explore a metal mine in Kampong Speu province. Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Yos Monirath told The Post ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japan-govt-group-signs-agreement-metal-mine-kampong-speu-province

Japanese mining firm granted copper exploration licence

Japanese mining company Nittetsu Mining (Cambodia) Ltd on April 25 obtained a three-year copper exploration licence for Stung Treng province, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Yos Monirath said. The firm is set to begin exploration early next year and is currently conducting an environmental ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japanese-mining-firm-granted-copper-exploration-licence

Work on PP railway line to start this year

Plans to build a 19km-long railway along six roads in Phnom Penh will begin this year. The line is set to contribute to the capital’s urbanisation while reducing traffic congestion. The Ministry of Environment said on its Facebook page on Monday that its secretary of ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/work-pp-railway-line-start-year

Government launches eco, biodiversity policies

The Ministry of Environment has begun implementing the policies of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity in response to requests from decision makers. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-launches-eco-biodiversity-policies

Ministry asked about Mekong plan

A member of the Supreme Consultation Forum told The Post on Thursday that he had questioned the Ministry of Mines and Energy over its position regarding a proposed project to develop a sizeable stretch of the Mekong River. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-asked-about-mekong-plan

Impact study on river bank ‘development’ begins

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said on Tuesday it is conducting an environmental impact study after it received a proposal from Try Pheap Engineering & Construction Co Ltd to dredge the Mekong River and use the sand to develop the river bank. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impact-study-river-bank-development-begins

Suvannaphum SEZ gets nod from Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment on Wednesday approved the environmental impact assessment for a new special economic zone in Kandal province. Plans to build Suvannaphum SEZ, which will be located 46 kilometres away from Phnom Penh, can continue after the EIA for the project was approved ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589334/suvannaphum-sez-gets-nod-from-ministry-of-environment/

NGOs want environmental impact report access

Civil society organisations dealing with environmental issues yesterday urged the Environment Ministry to disclose environmental impact assessment reports due to a lack of public information on whether or not companies comply with their reports after development projects have been approved. In a workshop on “Promoting Environmental ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50581980/ngos-want-environmental-impact-report-access/

Environmental law changes get go-ahead

The ministries of Interior, Environment, and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Monday agreed on the amendment to the laws concerning forestry, fisheries and natural resource protection. They are set to send the draft to the Council of Ministers for revision before it can be passed ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environmental-law-changes-get-go-ahead

Laos dam impact assessment ‘plagiarized’

Parts of an environmental impact assessment for the controversial Pak Lay dam in Laos was copied word for word from an assessment of the equally contentious Pak Beng dam, an advocacy group has claimed. A statement from Save the Mekong, released last week during a meeting ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/laos-dam-impact-assessment-plagiarized/4588398.html

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