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Southeast Asia visitors backing Cambodian tourism industry

Cambodia welcomed 217,038 visitors from Southeast Asia from January to May of 2022, signifying a 282 per cent jump year-on-year, the Ministry of Tourism said, while noting that nearly 50 per cent of the figure arrived from Vietnam. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/southeast-asia-visitors-backing-cambodian-tourism-industry

Cambodia commits to halve deforestation by 2030

Cambodia is all set to reduce deforestation by half by the year 2030 and achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions in its forestry sector by 2040. ...

Son Minea
http://khmertimeskh.com/501024424/cambodia-commits-to-halve-deforestation-by-2030/

Cabinet passes draft plant protection law

The Council of Ministers on February 4 approved a draft law on plant protection and phytosanitary measures at a session presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to government spokesman Phay Siphan. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cabinet-passes-draft-plant-protection-law

King grants citizenships to family of environmentalists

King Norodom Sihamoni has granted Khmer nationality through naturalisation to American environmentalist Benjamin Joseph Davis and his family for their efforts to protect the forest and wildlife of a sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-grants-citizenships-family-environmentalists

Forest activists allege logging scheme in Prey Lang

Forest activists from the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) in Preah Vihear province claim that Macle Logistics Cambodia Co Ltd and PNT Co Ltd are working together to illegally collect timber being logged in the core area of the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-activists-allege-logging-scheme-prey-lang

Angkor crowned as best place to visit in Southeast Asia

Angkor in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province came first among the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia, according to a survey of Touropia Travel Guides. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50964217/angkor-crowned-as-best-place-to-visit-in-southeast-asia/

Phnom Penh Authorities continued administrative measures against COVID-19 raises ire

Phnom Penh municipal administration’s decision  to extend its administrative measures for another 14 days, until  October 7, even as the prime minister had called for tourism to resume, especially from China, is seen to be counter productive though essential in combatting and preventing the spread ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50939980/phnom-penh-authorities-continued-administrative-measures-against-covid-19-raises-ire/

Angkor Landmark breaks ground by end-2021: CEO

Phase I of the Angkor Landmark development project about 15km northeast of Siem Reap town is scheduled to officially break ground at end-2021, according to the developer’s CEO Tous Saphoeun. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/angkor-landmark-breaks-ground-end-2021-ceo

50,000 domestic tourists counted in first weekend of September

A total of 51,042 tourists were registered in the first weekend of September, according to Minister of Tourism Thong Khon. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50930413/50000-domestic-tourists-counted-in-first-weekend-of-september/

First crude oil shipment due this month

Singapore-based KrisEnergy will make its first shipment of crude oil to international markets this month with a batch of up to 300,000 barrels, according to Cheap Sour, director-general of Petroleum at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50859589/first-crude-oil-shipment-due-this-month/

Kampot dam restoration halted

Kampong Trach district authorities in Kampot province have ordered a temporary halt to the excavation of the O’Chro Neang dam and its reservoir in Kampong Trach Kaang Lech commune after protests by local villagers on March 21. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-dam-restoration-halted

Only 1.31 million foreign tourists visited Cambodia in 2020

During COVID-19 crisis in 2020, Cambodia received only 1.31 million foreign tourists, showing a fall of 80 percent compared to 2019. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808696/only-1-31-million-foreign-tourists-visited-cambodia-in-2020/

Cambodia has about 50,000 hectares of mangroves

Protecting mangrove will be a main agenda of the World Wetlands Day to be held on Feb. 2, 2021, according to a press release from the Fauna&Flora International (FFI)-Cambodia programme and other partners. ...

Khner Time Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808689/cambodia-has-about-50000-hectares-of-mangroves/

Cooler, wetter dry season this year forecasted

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a forecast predicting that dry season weather this year would be more favourable than last year, with rainstorms and lighting strikes anticipated to happen more frequently from this month, especially in low-lying areas and coastal provinces. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cooler-wetter-dry-season-year-forecasted

Banteay Meanchey eyes mountains as potential natural heritage areas

Banteay Meanchey Provincial authorities are studying nine mountains in Malai, Preah Netr Preah, and Mongkol Borei districts, including Sisophon town, with the intention of listing them as natural heritage sites once the study is complete and a number of details have been settled. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-eyes-mountains-potential-natural-heritage-areas

Villager representatives questioned in land dispute case

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on September 8 questioned two plaintiffs representing a group of families who filed a lawsuit against four officials and 13 local businessmen alleging that they engaged in bribery and forged documents to claim ownership of 100 hectares of land in ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/villager-representatives-questioned-in-land-dispute-case/

Boost to tourism-related business

More than 30 percent of tourism-related businesses have resumed operations after closing or suspending work since March this year because of COVID-19, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760394/boost-to-tourism-related-business/

Angkor resort received 400,000 tourists in first eight months

Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province welcomed 393,293 foreign tourists in the first eight months of this year, earning $18,332,011. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50759735/angkor-resort-received-400000-tourists-in-first-eight-months/

Cambodia supports 170,000 workers in garment, tourism sectors

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the government has transferred $40 per month to approximately 170,000 workers in the garment and tourism sectors, who suffered work suspension due to COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744788/cambodia-supports-170000-workers-in-garment-tourism-sectors/

Kandal aims for full clean water access by 2023

Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophorn yesterday promised to provide clean and safe water access for all by 2023. Currently, around 81 percent of households in the province have access. Speaking during a press conference held at the Council of Ministers, Mr Sophorn said people across ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728075/kandal-aims-for-full-clean-water-access-by-2023/

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