Prek Tnaut Pollution Hits a New Low as Water Declared ‘Hazardous’

Those living near the river, which flows from Kampong Speu through Kandal province, say that they have long avoided using its water for drinking, cooking or cleaning as the area has become increasingly polluted over the last decade. ...

Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/prek-tnaut-pollution-hits-a-new-low-as-water-declared-hazardous/

Mekong conservation heroes recognised

Six Cambodian conservationists have been recognized as “Mekong Conservation Heroes” by the Wonders of the Mekong project for their environmental activities. Their actions include work on endangered species such as the Irrawaddy dolphin, Mekong giant catfish, and giant softshell turtle, as well as outreach and ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-conservation-heroes-recognised

TEN Network receives ‘widespread’ support

The private sector considers the establishment of the “Tonle Sap Eco-Tourism Network” proposed by Minister of Tourism Thong Khon, and known as the TEN Network, as an important step in attracting national and international tourists to explore the potential of the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ten-network-receives-widespread-support

New Tonle Sap eco-tourism network to be established soon

The “Tonle Sap Eco-Tourism Network” will be established on the occasion of the 3rd National Ecotourism Forum on November 21 and 22 2023, said Minister of Tourism Thong Khon, on October 27, at the closing ceremony for a workshop on the establishment of the forum, ...

Keo Kereya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-tonle-sap-eco-tourism-network-be-established-soon

Preah Vihear irrigation pond project promising

The Sansom Mlup Prey Organisation (SMP) has dug a total of three ponds as part of its pilot project on wildlife-friendly community irrigation ponds in the Kulen Prom Tep protected area in Preah Vihear province, where most residents depend on agriculture and often face water ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-irrigation-pond-project-promising

Rosy official forecasts fail to lift freshwater fishermen’s hopes

While river fishermen are claiming to have had smaller catches this season, experts are predicting that this year’s freshwater fish yields will be double that of previous years. Heng Kong, director of the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute at the Fisheries Administration (FiA), predicted that ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rosy-official-forecasts-fail-lift-freshwater-fishermens-hopes

GDP calls for public disclosure on Tamouk Lake development

The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has urged the relevant ministries and institutions, especially the government, to present the blueprint for the development of Tamouk Lake to the public and to respect the rights of those living along it. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154472/gdp-calls-for-public-disclosure-on-tamouk-lake-development/

Ministry, FAO agree to build delta aquifier sustainability

The Ministry of Environment and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on September 12 signed an agreement on “Enhancing the sustainability of the Trans-boundary Cambodia-Mekong River Delta Aquifer and the Mekong Delta of Vietnam”. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-fao-agree-build-delta-aquifier-sustainability

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation: Countries along the river enhance water resources collaboration

The Lancang-Mekong River has nurtured China and Southeast Asian nations, bringing them closer together. As the world faces frequent extreme weather, China is working to enhance cooperation with its neighbors for a better shared future. Yang Jinghao reports. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146584/lancang-mekong-cooperation-countries-along-the-river-enhance-water-resources-collaboration/

Environmental activists petition the Ministry of Environment to designate Koh Kong Krao as a marine national park

Environmental activists submitted a petition to the Ministry of Environment on August 23 requesting the ministry to designate Koh Kong Krao as a marine national park after the government granted rights to  Ly Yong Phat’s Koh Kong SEZ. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/environmental-activists-submit-the-petition-to-em-to-designate-koh-kong-krao-as-marine-national-park/

Kampi village: Home to the endangered freshwater dolphins

The Mekong Dolphin Pleasance of Kampi village is a nature tourism destination located along the Mekong River in Kratie province. Tourists have the opportunity to witness breath-taking scenes as rare freshwater dolphins dance and swim in pairs—mother and child, sister and brother—along the surface of ...

Zul Rorvy
https://cambodianess.com/article/kampi-village-home-to-the-endangered-freshwater-dolphins

Authorities reclaim 65,000 hectares of flooded forest

About 65,000 hectares of flooded forest around the Tonle Sap Lake have been reclaimed, with 5,000 families relocated, to prevent further encroachment, according to the spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/authorities-reclaim-65000-hectares-of-flooded-forest

Stung Chinit Dam to be completed this year

The long-haul construction of Stung Chinit Dam, started in 2004, is reported to be completed by this year. Yo La, Director of Kampong Thom Provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology, told local news on 30 July that the construction of the dam, headed by ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501123357/stung-chinit-dam-to-be-completed-this-year/

City Hall starts rebuilding road after Chroy Changva riverbank collapse

Phnom Penh officials said they will begin reconstructing a road that collapsed into the Tonle Sap River in Chroy Changva district earlier this year, another instance of the riverbank collapsing due to erosion. ...

Roun Ry
https://vodenglish.news/city-hall-starts-rebuilding-road-after-chroy-changva-riverbank-collapse/

Farmers feel the pressure after conservation crackdown around Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake

Bat Savoeun claims he has Prime Minister Hun Sen’s signoff to farm his 2 hectares of land in Prek Tabaek village, on the edge of the swelling Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia’s Pursat province. ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen and Ly Vouch Long
https://news.mongabay.com/2022/07/farmers-feel-the-pressure-after-conservation-crackdown-around-cambodias-tonle-sap-lake/

14,000ha slated for families around Tonle Sap

Nearly 14,000ha of farmland in Zone 2 and Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake have so far been allocated by the government to some 7,000 households in the provinces surrounding the lake, according to preliminary data seen by The Post on June 7. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/14000ha-slated-families-around-tonle-sap

Safety fence erected following collapse of Kandal’s canal bank

A team from Kandal Provincial Administration built a safety fence to block public access to the bank of the Prek Tnaot canal in Takhmao commune and town, following a substantial collapse on May 9. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/safety-fence-erected-following-collapse-kandals-canal-bank

Program launched to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia

WaterAid and The VF Foundation announce the launch of a year-long program to reach more than 85,000 people with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501072154/program-launched-to-improve-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-cambodia/

Big-name divers explore deepest Mekong pools in key fauna survey

A group of well-known underwater explorers have dived to a depth of about 75m below the surface of the Mekong River in Cambodia, an important body of water that is the last habitat of the world’s largest fresh water fish. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/big-name-divers-explore-deepest-mekong-pools-key-fauna-survey

China-aided water project for rural schools in Cambodia completed

A water project for three primary schools aided by a Chinese charity in the remote area of Bavel district, about 90 km west of the Battambang provincial capital in northwest Cambodia, was completed on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501063725/china-aided-water-project-for-rural-schools-in-cambodia-completed/

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