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Ministry of Environment

Ministry of Environment marks World Wildlife Day

In conjunction with World Wildlife Day which fell on Tuesday, the Ministry of Environment has called on the people to stop eating wildlife meat and take part in the preservation and conservation of wildlife and natural resources. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-marks-world-wildlife-day

Government declares forest in Ratanakiri as protected area

The government has decided to designate the Yak Om Yak Kara Lake in Ratanakiri province as a protected area to preserve natural resources. According to a government sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday, the designation for the lake and forest area covering ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696039/government-declares-forest-in-ratanakiri-as-protected-area

Authorities block Prey Lang community ordination event

Authorities over the weekend blocked the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) from holding a tree ordination ceremony in the Prey Lang protected forest area across four provinces, citing its failure to obtain permission to hold the event.​ The PLCN had organised a two-day ceremony in the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-block-prey-lang-community-ordination-event

Ministry slams deforestation report

The Ministry of Environment on Tuesday slammed a report by a local organisation which claimed the Prey Lang forest has lost 40,000ha in the last 18 years. Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra called the report by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) “politically motivated” ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-slams-deforestation-report

Forest rangers praised for hard work

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al thanked and praised forest rangers on Tuesday for protecting natural resources and in turn aiding the sale of carbon credits. Sam Al was visiting rangers atop Mrech Kangkeb Mountain in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district when he made ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-rangers-praised-hard-work

Government formulates new policy on urban waste management

The government is formulating a new policy on urban garbage collection to strengthen waste management and protect the environment better. Neth Pheaktra, Environment Ministry spokesman, said at a press conference yesterday the policy is being formulated following termination of Cintri (Cambodia) Ltd’s licence to collect ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684363/government-formulates-new-policy-on-urban-waste-management

Ministry of Environment to acquire particulate monitors for provinces

The Ministry of Environment said it plans on acquiring 15 particulate monitors, which can measure air particulates with 10 and 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM10 and PM2.5), for installation in the provinces. Meanwhile, Ministry secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Monday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-acquire-particulate-monitors-provinces

Ministry says air quality returning to normal

After issuing a warning over the country’s air quality on Friday, the Ministry of Environment said on Sunday that the PM2.5 concentration levels in the country were returning to normal. PM2.5 refers to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that has a diameter of less than 2.5 ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-says-air-quality-returning-normal

Malaysia urged to invest in waste management

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al on Tuesday welcomed Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim and encouraged Malaysians to invest in the Kingdom’s waste management sector. The Ministry of Environment said in a Facebook post: “Say Sam Al encouraged and warmly welcomed cooperation ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malaysia-urged-invest-waste-management

Single-use plastics targeted in schools across Siem Reap

The Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST) in cooperation with the Ministries of Environment, and Education, Youth and Sport will implement a plastic bag reduction project initially covering 20 schools in Siem Reap province. Ministry of Environment secretary of state Neth Pheaktra said on Thursday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/single-use-plastics-targeted-schools-across-siem-reap

Ministry grants M’kiri communities right to manage natural resources

Twelve of 19 representatives from protected areas in the Phnom Prich, Srepok and Keo Seima wildlife sanctuaries in Mondulkiri province – consisting of nearly 13,000 people – signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment on the sustainable management of natural resources. The agreement was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-grants-mkiri-communities-right-manage-natural-resources

Say Samal supports climate change action

Environment Minister Say Samal has called on developed countries to increase funding to tackle climate change issues faced by Cambodia and the world. Mr Samal made the call on Wednesday at the 25th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669853/say-samal-supports-climate-change-action/

Ministry urges fire safety measures

The Ministry of Environment has told sub-national authorities to urge the public to be mindful when using fire to prevent incidents of wildfires. Wildfires caused by carelessness is punishable with five to 10 years in prison and a fine of 17-150 million riel ($4,250-$37,500). The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-fire-safety-measures

Gov’t set to act on plastic waste

The government, civil societies and relevant partners have jointly committed to acting on the plastic waste crisis that is adversely affecting the environment, wildlife and public health. The joint commitment was made on Tuesday during the “Action Against Plastic Waste in Cambodia” forum in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-set-act-plastic-waste

Kingdom-Hungary sewage solutions in the pipeline

The Ministry of Environment has announced that it will collaborate with Hungary to implement a pilot project to solve sewage system issues in towns in some provinces. A representative for the Hungarian Embassy in Cambodia, Zoltan Gyorgy Horvath, met with the ministry’s secretary of state, Sao ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-hungary-sewage-solutions-pipeline

US to assist biodiversity efforts

Cambodia and the US continue to strengthen cooperation in the management and conservation of natural resources. Minister of Environment Say Sam Al said the two countries were involved in the management and conservation of more than seven million hectares of natural resources and biodiversity. Sam ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-assist-biodiversity-efforts

Gov’t yields $11 million from carbon credit sales

More than $11 million in carbon credits from Cambodian forests have been sold since 2016, the Ministry of Environment announced at its annual year-end conference. The carbon credits were exchanged under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (Redd+) framework, which allows forested developing countries to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-yields-11-million-carbon-credit-sales

Government urged to pursue corrupt oknhas

Following the release of the Ministry of Environment’s annual report, eco-activists have urged it to crack down on influential oknhas who allegedly flouted the Kingdom’s environmental protection laws. A total of 278 cases of natural resource crimes were sent to Cambodian courts in the first ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-urged-pursue-corrupt-oknhas

Ministry to crack down on littering scourge

The Environment Ministry yesterday warned that it will enforce laws to stop indiscriminate disposal of rubbish, including by fining offenders. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told reporters at its annual meeting that several laws are already in place to deal with the issue, but they have not ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657109/ministry-to-crack-down-on-littering-scourge/

PP’s sustainable city goals in sight

The capital is on track in its plan to become a sustainable city by 2030, said Phnom Penh City Hall spokesman Meth Meas Pheakdey. He said continuous education to raise awareness will play an important part in this. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pps-sustainable-city-goals-sight

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