Water resources

Marine and coastal areas

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

GEF aids fishing communities in adapting to climate change

A five-year project known as CamAdapt, which aims to help coastal fishing communities and ecosystems in four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk – adapt to climate change, is expected to start early next year. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gef-aids-fishing-communities-adapting-climate-change

Sam Al issues work plan to tackle Preah Sihanouk problems

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al laid out a work plan on Friday to address the issues of security, social order, construction management and the environment in Preah Sihanouk province. Sam Al said Preah Sihanouk, “an important economic pole in Cambodia”, is currently facing “complicated ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-al-issues-work-plan-tackle-preah-sihanouk-problems

Island casino’s fate to be decided

A preah Sihanouk provincial official said on Monday that the administration would request approval from the Ministry of Environment and the National Committee for Coastal Management and Development to dismantle a Chinese casino on Koh Rong Sanloem. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/island-casinos-fate-be-decided

Probe set for Kampot land

A prominent member of the Supreme Council of Consultation is set to launch an investigation into the “dubious” ownership of a private property that allegedly encroaches on the sea in Kampot province. Sok Sovann Vathana Sabung, who is president of the Khmer Rise Party (KRP), ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/probe-set-kampot-land

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