Environment and natural resources

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

Over 600,000 ha of encroached land reclaimed in Pursat, four arrested

In a week-long crackdown on natural resource crimes in Cardamom mountain areas, the Ministry of Environment managed to reclaim 626,662 hectares of land encroached in Veal Veng and Phnom Kravanh districts of Pursat province and arrested four suspects. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501459719/over-600000-ha-of-encroached-land-reclaimed-in-pursat-four-arrested/

Satellite tech to boost forest, natural resource protection

Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth emphasised the critical importance of protecting forests and natural resources, asserting that it is a top priority for the ministry and stressing the need for modern technology to combat illegal activities in these areas. ... ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/satellite-tech-to-boost-forest-natural-resource-protection

Water supply, sanitation coverage in rural Cambodia hits 85 percent, PM

About 85 percent of the rural population in Cambodia now have access to clean water supply and sanitation, Prime Minister Hun Manet said here on Wednesday. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501459775/water-supply-sanitation-coverage-in-rural-cambodia-hits-85-percent-pm/

Minister, World Bank discuss active and new water projects

The Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology received a senior World Bank delegation to exchange lessons learned from on-going water and irrigation projects to improve the implementation of a new one. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501459832/minister-world-bank-discuss-active-and-new-water-projects/

Deforestation crackdown in Pursat yields large seizures

Eight people have been reprimanded and one suspect has been sent to court during the beginning of a 30-day campaign against state land occupation and deforestation in Pursat province. ... ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deforestation-crackdown-in-pursat-yields-large-seizures

Royal gendarmerie arrests 11 Pursat residents in wildlife crime crackdown

Cambodia’s Royal Gendarmerie arrested 11 Pursat province residents Tuesday after the military force deployed nearly 300 of its officers to crack down on natural resource crimes. ... ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/royal-gendarmerie-arrests-11-pursat-residents-in-wildlife-crime-crackdown/

WCS and local authorities educate secondary and high school students about the endangered species

In WCS’s Tonle Sap Landscape program, Community outreach programs play an important role in raising local awareness of wildlife conservation and engaging them in protecting and conserving natural resources. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501452048/wcs-and-local-authorities-educate-secondary-and-high-school-students-about-the-endangered-species/

Ministry of Environment launches clean water campaign to reduce water pollution for people’s health

Clean water is an important source for sustaining life, and in line with this statement, the Ministry of Environment has taken a step towards preventing pollution into the water surface by reducing pollution sources into the water to help protect the health of the people ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449414/ministry-of-environment-launches-clean-water-campaign-to-reduce-water-pollution-for-peoples-health/

Solid waste management in rural Cambodia

A study has been conducted into solid waste management in rural areas, with a White Paper released detailing obstacles and recommendations to overcome them. ... ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/solid-waste-management-in-rural-cambodia

Bengal florican habitat loss threatens survival

The Wonders of the Mekong project, aimed at promoting sustainable rivers in Southeast Asia, recently highlighted findings from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia indicating that vast amounts of Bengal florican habitats around Tonle Sap Lake have been lost due to encroachment on natural grasslands. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bengal-florican-habitat-loss-threatens-survival

Forest Administration team conduct wildlife survey

NatureLife Cambodia and O Rey Community Protected Area (CPA) collaborated with the national and provincial forest administration team and Hong Anh Lumphat economic land concession to study the presentation of wildlife in Hong Anh Lumphat economic land concession on 10 February 2024. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501446894/forest-administration-team-conduct-wildlife-survey/

MoT, WWF team up to promote green tourism

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) teamed up to promote ‘green tourism’ in the Kingdom by prioritising the conservation of natural resources while promoting the use of renewable energy aimed at turning the country into a world-class tourism ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501445996/mot-wwf-team-up-to-promote-green-tourism/

MoT, WWF team up to promote green tourism

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) teamed up to promote ‘green tourism’ in the Kingdom by prioritising the conservation of natural resources while promoting the use of renewable energy aimed at turning the country into a world-class tourism ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501445996/mot-wwf-team-up-to-promote-green-tourism/

Thailand, Cambodia jointly tackle PM2.5 pollution on border

Thailand’s army and Sa Kaeo provincial administration have joined hands with Cambodian authorities in tackling PM2.5 air pollution on the border between Sa Kaeo province in Thailand’s eastern region and Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province, reported The Nation newspaper. ... ...

Nheng Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501442027/thai-businessmen-likely-to-invest-1b-in-cambodia/

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