Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Environment

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

EU lending arm plans expansion in Kingdom

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is planning to expand its presence in Cambodia, especially in green projects, with the EU’s lending arm currently investing in three main projects worth a total of €245 million ($249 million). ...

Voun Dara and Samban Chandara

Cambodia produces over four million tons of garbage per year: official

Cambodia produces more than four million tons of garbage a year, and only a half was disposed of at dumping sites, Ministry of Environment’s secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Government doles out around eight billion riels to clean up cities

Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said that the Royal Government spent around eight billion riels (approx. $1,944,106) in a year to clean up 28 cities throughout the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry issues uniforms for community forest patrols

Members of local communities assisting park rangers in patrolling and protecting natural resources and protected areas have been issued community uniforms by the Ministry of Environment to make these people easily identifiable. ...

Torn Vibol

Fear, frustration for community stuck in protected-zone confusion

Kim Yang was almost asleep on the edge of his Mondulkiri rice farm one evening in February when he was jolted awake by flashlights. It was 11 p.m., and he planned to get a few hours of rest at the plantation rather than drive the ...

Fiona Kelliher and Phin Rathana

Kep plans for more artificial reefs

The Ministry of Environment with the Kep Provincial Administration are in the planning stage of developing a “seabed national park” in addition to the existing onshore national park, with the expectation that the new park will become a major tourist attraction for the province. ...

Torn Vibol

Ministry of Environment calls for stronger participation for Mekong Dolphin conservation

The Ministry of Environment has urged relevant authorities and the general public to further participate in the conservation of Mekong’s Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia, as the mammal ‘population has long been critically endangered. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Female Indochinese leopard detected in Mondulkiri

The wildlife research team of the Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment, and WWF this week revealed a rare photograph of a female Indochinese leopard from their camera trap surveys, conducted in the forest of Cambodia’s eastern plains. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Guidelines to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

The Ministry of Environment is to issue guidelines on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and said Cambodia has always demonstrated its commitment under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). ...

Son Minea

Ministry of Environment signs MoU on digital technology

The Ministry of Environment, Siemens Digital Industries Software, Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology and Steaming Cambodia signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) yesterday at the Ministry of Environment. ...

Son Minea

Cambodia rewards Church for its contribution to society

The Vicar Apostolic of Phnom Penh, Bishop Olivier Michel Marie Schmitthaeusler (MEP) has been recognized by the Cambodian Government as representative of the Catholic Church for his contribution to society. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia praised for addressing climate change issues at COP26

Cambodia’s political stability and peace are the prerequisites for socio-economic development, environment protection, natural resource management, and biodiversity development in Cambodia, said Minister of Environment Say Samal on Tuesday. ...

Sen David

MoE plans Bokor eco-tourism

The Ministry of Environment on Monday has approved five small-scale eco-tourism development plans in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. These new eco-tourism projects in Kampot province’s Prek Tnort commune will create more employment opportunities for the local population, offering sustainable livelihoods and improving the local ...

Son Minea

Droughts caused about $100 million in rice-production losses

Rice production losses caused by droughts came to an estimated $100 million in the Kingdom, a Ministry of Environment report said. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Clean energy and Mekong conservation are hot topics

Environment Minister Say Samal and Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang on Wednesday discussed ways to cooperate to achieve environmental goals ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on October 31 – November 12. ...

Sen David

World Bank funds $63 million for solid waste and plastics management

Talks are underway between the Environment Ministry and the World Bank on a six-year project to improve the management of solid waste and plastics in the Kingdom. ...

Son Minea

Push to make more people aware about climate change

The Environment Ministry is pushing for more education to make Cambodians aware of climate change. ...

Son Minea

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