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Ministry of Environment

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

Japan to support more pro-environment initiatives

The Environment Ministry yesterday said Japan renewed its desire to support pro-environment initiatives in Asean countries, including Cambodia. Asean Plus Three countries (China, Japan and South Korea) are currently here attending the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Environment. Japan expressed its desire to support the initiatives ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649708/japan-to-support-more-pro-environment-initiatives/

Asean urged to tackle issue of haze

Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth yesterday said that Asean should enhance coordination, management and increase resources to cope with forest fires and trans-boundary haze pollution. He was speaking at the opening of the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting for the Environment in Siem Reap city. “Asean ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649194/asean-urged-to-tackle-issue-of-haze/

Activist calls for Areng crocodile preservation in Koh Kong’s Areng area

Mother Nature Cambodia environmental activists will submit a proposal to the Ministry of Environment and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), requesting for releasing Areng crocodiles in the Areng area of Chumnap commune, Thma Bang district, Koh Kong province for preservation purpose. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-calls-areng-crocodile-preservation-koh-kongs-areng-area

Climate change to delay Kingdom’s ascent to middle-income economy

Climate change will slow down Cambodia’s economic growth progressively over the next decades and delay the country’s graduation to middle-income economy by one year, recent government reports show. The ministries of Economy and Finance and Environment on Friday launched two research papers: ‘Addressing Climate Change Impacts ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648301/climate-change-to-delay-kingdoms-ascent-to-middle-income-economy/

Ministry warns of rise in single-use plastic waste

The Environment Ministry and representatives of European Union member states yesterday reminded people to reduce single-use plastic waste, which make up 20 percent of 10,000 tonnes of garbage produced in the Kingdom daily. The appeal was made at the end of the EU’s Green Weeks campaign ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648444/ministry-warns-of-rise-in-single-use-plastic-waste-2/

Ministry orders halt to sale of ivory souvenirs

The Ministry of Environment has issued a total of 59 notices to souvenir vendors in the capital and Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk provinces instructing them to halt the selling of sculptures made of elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns and all forms of trade involving ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-orders-halt-sale-ivory-souvenirs

Ministry scolds park rangers

The Environment Ministry on Tuesday issued two directives reminding park rangers to properly manage their small arms and refrain from donning unsanctioned uniforms. According to the first directive, rangers must follow 10 points on how to properly store their weapons, meet safety standards and when to ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642429/ministry-scolds-park-rangers/

Thousands of trees planted in Siem Reap, Preah Vihear

The Environment Ministry has planted 40,000 tree saplings in the protected areas of Preah Jayavarman-Norodom National Park in Siem Reap province and Beong Per Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. The tree planting event was held on Friday and Saturday, and involved provincial authorities, monks, and ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50637360/thousands-of-trees-planted-in-siem-reap-preah-vihear/

Firm returns 14 rubbish-filled containers to contries of origin

Chungyuen Plastic Manufacture Co Ltd has returned 14 containers of plastic waste found at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port last month to their countries of origin. It also paid a one billion riel ($250,000) fine, the General Department of Customs and Excise said on Friday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firm-returns-14-rubbish-filled-containers-contries-origin

NRWPO call for probe into alleged land grab in sanctuary

The director of the Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation (NRWPO) requested the Ministry of Environment on Tuesday order an investigation into an alleged land grab in Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Oral district’s Trapaing Chor commune in Kampong Speu province. NRWPO director Chea Hean ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nrwpo-call-probe-alleged-land-grab-sanctuary

Ministry focuses on land grabbing

The Environment Ministry over the weekend reiterated that encroachment upon or the sale of protected land is illegal, noting that more than 20 people have been arrested this year over alleged land grabbing. Environment Minister Say Samal on Saturday posted on his Facebook account stressing that ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50634802/ministry-focuses-on-land-grabbing/

Prey Lang group calls for closure of sawmill

Members of the Prey Lang Community Network are urging the National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention to close a sawmill run by Think Biotech in Kratie province. According to a PLCN statement published yesterday, members from the provinces of Kratie, Stung Treng, Preah Vihear and Kampong ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50632909/prey-lang-group-calls-for-closure-of-sawmill/

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