Marine and coastal areas
Marine plastic issue discussed
State institutions and development partners are gathering input on strategies for the efficient management of marine debris, especially plastic waste, in the tourist destinations of the Kingdom’s coastline. ...
$20m pledged to aid marine and coastal fisheries
A $20 million agreement has been signed to boost climate resilience in Cambodia and the sustainability of marine and coastal fisheries. ...
Environmental activists petition the Ministry of Environment to designate Koh Kong Krao as a marine national park
Environmental activists submitted a petition to the Ministry of Environment on August 23 requesting the ministry to designate Koh Kong Krao as a marine national park after the government granted rights to Ly Yong Phat’s Koh Kong SEZ. ...
Sea forum focuses on sustainability
The Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) kicked off its two-day 7th East Asian Sea (EAS) Congress on December 1 with Cambodia hosting the event in the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk. ...
Koh Kong aims to develop province’s coastal islands
Koh Kong provincial authorities are compiling detailed data on the 23 islands in the province to facilitate the development of them as the number of tourists is on the increase and businesses continue to show interest in investing heavily in the islands. ...
New port in Kep set for completion this year
Kep Provincial Administration announced Friday that the Koh Tonsay Tourist Port, which costs around $1.2 million, is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. ...
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
Vigilance against weather phenomena, especially at coastal areas urged
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) has appealed to people to be vigilant of possible phenomena such as thunder, lightning, gusts, strong wind and high waves this week, particularly at coastal areas. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Koh Kong residents protest encroachment on state land
More than 100 families living in Chroy Svay commune in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district protested in front of the district hall to demand that authorities keep 63ha of lowland forest as state property and take legal action against forest encroachers. ...
Koh Kong demands sanctuary creek fix
Koh Kong provincial officials have ordered local developer Leang Him to remove soil she used to illegally fill in a creek and mangrove forest in Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondul Seima district. Local authorities said the instructions were followed after Leang received an administrative ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete
Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that ...
Cambodia faces plastic woes
The Ministry of Environment and several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on environmental issues in Cambodia have expressed concern over the growing amount of plastic waste in Cambodia’s waterways, as many fishermen are now complaining that they have caught more rubbish than fish over the past ...
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
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...