Sea forum focuses on sustainability

The Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) kicked off its two-day 7th East Asian Sea (EAS) Congress on December 1 with Cambodia hosting the event in the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sea-forum-focuses-sustainability

Koh Kong aims to develop province’s coastal islands

Koh Kong provincial authorities are compiling detailed data on the 23 islands in the province to facilitate the development of them as the number of tourists is on the increase and businesses continue to show interest in investing heavily in the islands. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-aims-develop-provinces-coastal-islands

Oz digs deep for water infrastructure

Australia launched the Cambodian component of the Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP) initiative to strengthen Cambodia’s economic recovery, environmental resilience and human resource development. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oz-digs-deep-water-infrastructure

MRC and LMC to study changing hydrology across Mekong Basin

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Dialogue Partners China and Myanmar have approved a joint study of changing hydrological conditions across the Mekong River Basin. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50939340/mrc-and-lmc-to-study-changing-hydrology-across-mekong-basin/

Gov’t rejects firm’s bid to reclaim lake for satellite city

The Government has rejected an application by a private company wishing to purchase 1,000 hectares of land in Kandal province to develop a satellite city. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929759/govt-rejects-firms-bid-to-reclaim-lake-for-satellite-city/

New port in Kep set for completion this year

Kep Provincial Administration announced Friday that the Koh Tonsay Tourist Port, which costs around $1.2 million, is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50915701/new-port-in-kep-set-for-completion-this-year/

Japan continues to support Cambodia’s clean water projects

Japan has committed to continue its support on clean water projects in Cambodia with more projects to be approved by the Japanese government this year. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50911726/japan-continues-to-support-cambodias-clean-water-projects/

Cambodia has over 100 river and sea ports

Cambodia has in total 105 ports, of which 78 are river ports located along the Mekong, Tonle Sap, Tonle Basac and in provinces, and 27 others are sea ports. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902640/cambodia-has-over-100-river-and-sea-ports/

Warning of imminent ‘strong pulse’ in Mekong water levels

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) warned Wednesday of a “strong pulse” in the river’s water levels over the next five days. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903371/warning-of-imminent-strong-pulse-in-mekong-water-levels/

Vigilance against weather phenomena, especially at coastal areas urged

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) has appealed to people to be vigilant of possible phenomena such as thunder, lightning, gusts, strong wind and high waves this week, particularly at coastal areas. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902647/vigilance-against-weather-phenomena-especially-at-coastal-areas-urged/

Khun Sea Development Fills In Mekong River Near Arey Ksat Ferry Stop

A representative for prominent tycoon Khun Sea’s company confirmed the firm was responsible for in-filling in the Mekong River very near to the ferry stop at Kandal’s Arey Ksat – after social media users and ferry passengers posted photos of large stony embankments. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/khun-sea-development-fills-in-mekong-river-near-arey-ksat-ferry-stop/5956454.html

Company filling in Mekong River causes concerns among Kandal’s communities

Saying that the details of Khun Sea Development Group’s proposed project were opaque, local communities and activists voiced concerns over the environmental impacts and lack of transparency. ...

Ou Sokmean
https://cambodianess.com/article/company-filling-in-mekong-river-causes-concerns-among-kandals-communities

MRC gets $13M for management of Mekong River

Australia, Germany, and Switzerland have pledged nearly $13 million in funding for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to assist member countries including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam with their responses to pressing challenges while safeguarding the ecological functioning of the Mekong River and improving people’s ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-gets-13m-management-mekong-river

Tonle Sap Authority discovers 196 new plants around Tonle Sap Lake, one special species

A large variety of plants from the Tonle Sap Lake area have been discovered by officials from the Tonle Sap Authority (TSA), but one tree in particular has revealed that it provides many benefits, according to TSA secretary-general Tony Hell on June 21. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-authority-discovers-196-new-plants-around-tonle-sap-lake-one-special-species

Floating home owners seek assistance

Over 1,500 floating houses and fish farming cages have been dismantled and evacuated from the rivers in Phnom Penh, according to Phnom Penh municipal police spokesman San Sok Seyha. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-home-owners-seek-assistance

Dolphin found dead in Stung Treng pleasance

A 180kg Irrawady dolphin in the Ochheuteal dolphin pleasance in Preah Rumkel commune of Stung Treng province’s Borei O’Svay Sen Chey district was found dead on June 14, most likely from natural age-related causes.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-found-dead-stung-treng-pleasance

Roluos Lake in Battambang developing into tourist resort

The Battambang Provincial Administration has announced that it has a project to develop Roluos Lake in Peam Ek commune’s Takorm village of Ek Phnom district with the goal of protecting the lake as a sustainable tourist resort and preventing encroachment. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/roluos-lake-battambang-developing-tourist-resort

Floating-house owners, river fish farmers told to relocate

Owners of floating houses and other unofficial structures on the rivers bordering the capital were ordered by the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration to remove or relocate the structures from June 2. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-house-owners-river-fish-farmers-told-relocate

Koh Kong residents protest encroachment on state land

More than 100 families living in Chroy Svay commune in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district protested in front of the district hall to demand that authorities keep 63ha of lowland forest as state property and take legal action against forest encroachers. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-residents-protest-encroachment-state-land

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