Water resources

Rivers and lakes

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/

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/

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/

MRC unveils monitoring station in Laos’ north near Myanmar

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on March 31 unveiled the first water-level monitoring station near the top of the Lower Mekong River Basin, in Long district of Laos’ Luang Namtha province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-unveils-monitoring-station-laos-north-near-myanmar

Mekong under threat: MRC

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) called for urgent action to protect the river for the benefit of the millions of people throughout Southeast Asia who depend on it. The Mekong is severely impacted by water infrastructure projects and climate change, it said. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-under-threat-mrc

Local residents fear losing it all as portions of Boeung Ta Mok lake become development land

The Cambodian authorities as of Dec. 2021 have granted for development more than 2,000 of Boeung Ta Mok lake’s 3,239.7 hectares in response to 43 requests from public and private institutions, leaving the future of the lake uncertain. ...

Teng Yalirozy
https://cambodianess.com/article/local-residents-fear-losing-it-all-as-portions-of-boeung-ta-mok-lake-become-development-land

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/

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/

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

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

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