Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Environment

Environment Minister: Stealing state land cannot be hidden; stop immediately

Eang Sophalleth, Minister of Environment, ordered the illegal encroachment on state forest land to stop immediately because this violation cannot be hidden. The Royal Government of Cambodia is paying close attention to and strictly implementing transparent legal measures and efficiency. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501476636/environment-minister-stealing-state-land-cannot-be-hidden-stop-immediately/

Cambodia’s plastic bag imports down 74.6 pct in Q1

Cambodia has reported a significant decline in the imports of plastic bags in the first quarter of 2024, thanks to an ongoing plastics-free campaign, said the Environment Ministry’s news release on April 10, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501471189/cambodias-plastic-bag-imports-down-74-6-pct-in-q1/

Ministry of Environment launches clean water campaign to reduce water pollution for people’s health

Clean water is an important source for sustaining life, and in line with this statement, the Ministry of Environment has taken a step towards preventing pollution into the water surface by reducing pollution sources into the water to help protect the health of the people ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449414/ministry-of-environment-launches-clean-water-campaign-to-reduce-water-pollution-for-peoples-health/

Srettha orders fast choice of Thai team to join Cambodia fire fights

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on Tuesday announced that he had instructed the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry to speed up appointing officials to coordinate with Cambodia on a newly-established joint committee to fight trans-border fires. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501447532/srettha-orders-fast-choice-of-thai-team-to-join-cambodia-fire-fights/

Ministry to create more communities to protect forest

The Ministry of Environment plans to establish at least 10 additional natural resource protection communities by year-end and in subsequent years to improve the livelihoods of communities and contribute to prevention of forest crime at the local level.​ ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501440112/ministry-to-create-more-communities-to-protect-forest/

Air quality exceeds WHO standards: Ministry

The Ministry of Environment has announced that the Kingdom’s air quality exceeds the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO), allaying public fears about air pollution. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/air-quality-exceeds-who-standards-ministry

Ministry creates 193 nature protection communities in five years

The Ministry of Environment has established 193 protected area communities for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, culture and promotion of national economic development. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501431758/ministry-creates-193-nature-protection-communities-in-five-years/

Environment Minister: community economic independence is the success of development projects

Minister of Environment, Eang Sophalleth, reinforced the significance of bestowing economic independence upon communities in protected areas and entrusting local authorities with the power to intervene in instances of natural resource crimes. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501428898/environment-minister-community-economic-independence-is-the-success-of-development-projects/

Climate Champion: Minister reveals govt’s ‘big’ ambition to help save planet

Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth has revealed the government’s enormous ambition to contribute to mitigating climate change by expanding the carbon credit supply chain through key sectors in addition to forestry. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501421175/climate-champion-minister-reveals-govts-big-ambition-to-help-save-planet/

Partners hold a projects completion workshop for key forestry initiatives

From 19-21 December 2023, the Forestry Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Environment (MoE), the UN-REDD Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly organized the Projects Completion Workshop on the ‘UN-REDD initiative on ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501415655/partners-hold-a-projects-completion-workshop-for-key-forestry-initiatives/

Natural disasters alert system EWS1294 a huge success

The Early Warning System (EWS), a mobile platform which notifies subscribers of impending natural disasters by sending alerts, has been a huge success with overwhelming support from the people. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501412822/natural-disasters-alert-system-ews1294-a-huge-success/

Government’s effort in climate change mitigation

The Royal Government of Cambodia is working hard to prevent and mitigate climate change, especially through the promotion of lower carbon emissions. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501407491/governments-effort-in-climate-change-mitigation/

Singaporean companies look to tap into Cambodia’s carbon market

The Cambodian Minister of Environment, Dr. Eang Sophalleth, recently held a bilateral meeting with representatives of Singaporean companies, where he presented the opening of a new chapter in carbon trade in Cambodia, specifically under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501406864/singaporean-companies-look-to-tap-into-cambodias-carbon-market/

ADB, MPWT build $6.28 million landfill project in Battambang

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has successfully built a 20-hectare controlled landfill in Battambang province, aiming to serve 126,000 people in the community with the capacity to remove 100 tonnes of trash daily for ...

Nheng Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404698/adb-mpwt-build-6-28-million-landfill-project-in-battambang/

Government green lights Circular Strategy on Environment

The government has authorised the Ministry of Environment to promulgate the Circular Strategy on Environment 2023-2050 to ensure environmental sustainability and integrity, respond to climate change and promote a green economy. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501391232/government-green-lights-circular-strategy-on-environment/

Project to enhance the climate change resilience of smallholder farmers kicks off in Cambodia

A new project aimed at enhancing the climate change resilience of smallholder farmers and local communities by increasing their access to growing premium market segments was launched in Cambodia on 27 October 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501388198/project-to-enhance-the-climate-change-resilience-of-smallholder-farmers-kicks-off-in-cambodia/

No new resettlement at Angkor park

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Say Samal instructed the relevant parties to protect former village land in the Angkor archaeological park. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501375698/no-new-resettlement-at-angkor-park/

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