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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

Koh Kong demands sanctuary creek fix

Koh Kong provincial officials have ordered local developer Leang Him to remove soil she used to illegally fill in a creek and mangrove forest in Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondul Seima district. Local authorities said the instructions were followed after Leang received an administrative ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-demands-sanctuary-creek-fix

Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete

Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/koh-preus-upgrades-70-complete

Cambodia faces plastic woes

The Ministry of Environment and several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on environmental issues in Cambodia have expressed concern over the growing amount of plastic waste in Cambodia’s waterways, as many fishermen are now complaining that they have caught more rubbish than fish over the past ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-faces-plastic-woes

Tourism seaport project to be developed in Koh Tonsay, the Rabbit island

A tourism seaport project is unveiled to be constructed in Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), Kep province as the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) has started. Ms. Ol Phirun, Deputy Governor of Kep province, said that the tourism seaport is an ADB-backed project and a ...

Khmer Times staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784372/tourism-seaport-project-to-be-developed-in-koh-tonsay-the-rabbit-island/

Koh Rong land ‘belongs to firm’

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday that the 35ha being bulldozed by Royal Group Co Ltd in Koh Rong belongs to it after it was leased to it for 99 years by the government in 2008. ...

Voun Dara
https://opendevelopmentcambodia.net/news/former-undersecretary-of-state-charged-over-1000-hectare-grab/

Two-star general questioned over land reclamation in Koh Kong

Koh Kong provincial court yesterday questioned a two-star general who allegedly reclaimed a stretch of land near the ocean in Khemarak Phoumint city. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679766/two-star-general-questioned-over-land-reclamation-in-koh-kong

Smach Meanchey land reclamation reinstated

The Koh Kong provincial authorities said the land reclamation work in Smach Meanchey commune in Khemarak Phumin town has already been put back to its original state while the court spokesman said legal procedures are being taken against Tun Dieth, the two-star major general held ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smach-meanchey-land-reclamation-reinstated

Hun Sen wants pristine coastal areas preserved

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the governors of the coastal provinces to protect and maintain the beauty of the coasts, prevent wastewater from flowing into the sea and continue to develop the necessary infrastructure for tourism. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672722/hun-sen-wants-pristine-coastal-areas-preserved

PM orders probe on two-star general in Koh Kong

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday ordered a high-ranking government official and local authorities to investigate land reclamation allegedly implicating an army officer in Koh Kong province. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672752/pm-orders-probe-on-two-star-general-in-koh-kong

Sihanoukville aims to reform tourism landscape

Preah Sihanouk province plans to attract a new type of Chinese investor which could restore the image of Sihanoukville as a tourist city and shift investment away from casinos. In a meeting with Chinese embassy officials in August, provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun said the current ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-aims-reform-tourism-landscape

Kampot mangroves ‘cleared in land grab’

The Changhaon village community claims that many hectares of mangrove forest in the coastal area in a village in Teuk Chhou district’s Prek Tnort commune, in Kampot province, were being cut down to grab land for private ownership. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-mangroves-cleared-land-grab

Rice Natural Development announce $50M tourism hub

Local company Rice Natural Development Plc announced a $50 million joint venture with British and Singaporean investors on Tuesday to develop a coastal tourism hub in Preah Sihanouk province. The project, which will be built on 1.8ha, will include a tourist port comprised of 10 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-natural-development-announce-50m-tourism-hub

Rubbish Youths collect 10K cigarette butts at Sihanoukville beach

The “Rubbish Youths” have picked up nearly 10,000 cigarette butts from Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach over the past two weekends, after launching a campaign to collect one million butts from Cambodia’s coastal areas to keep the beaches clean. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-youths-collect-10k-cigarette-butts-sihanoukville-beach

Koh Kong authorities order halt to filling-in of sanctuary’s canals

The Koh Kong provincial authority on Monday ordered the temporary halt to the filling-in of canals at the Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary in Khemarak Phoumin City’s Smach Meanchey commune while an environmental impact assessment is being conducted. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-order-halt-filling-sanctuarys-canals

Journalists invited to tour Ream Naval Base

The Ministry of National Defence on Friday invited some 70 national and international journalists to inspect the Ream Naval Base following reports last week of a deal with China to use the facility. The story was immediately dismissed by Prime Minister Hun Sen as “fabricated ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/journalists-invited-tour-ream-naval-base

Activists launch ‘Rescue Island’ campaign for Koh Kong Krao

Environmental activists have launched the “Rescue Island” campaign to urge the government to preserve Koh Kong province’s Koh Kong Krao island, Cambodia’s largest, as a national park. They are concerned that development could destroy forever the natural beauty of the 103sq km island. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-launch-rescue-island-campaign-koh-kong-krao

Gov’t releases sub-decree on Bokor town development

The government has decided to develop Bokor National Park into a futuristic and historic tourism city, a sub-decree on the introduction of the master plan for Bokor town’s development said. The area will be connected to the Kingdom’s southern coastal tourism corridor. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-releases-sub-decree-bokor-town-development

Steel-framed buildings to be demolished in Preah Sihanouk

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall ordered the demolition on Monday of two Chinese-owned steel-framed buildings on Otres Beach I in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune that were found to have encroached on the public beach. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/steel-framed-buildings-be-demolished-preah-sihanouk

ACU presses charges against Koh Rong officials, seizes assets

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Friday said the land dispute between disgraced tycoon Sok Bun and 42 families on Koh Rong Island in Preah Sihanouk province was made up in an attempt to take over state land. During a press conference on Friday, ACU president ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-presses-charges-against-koh-rong-officials-seizes-assets

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