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Environment and natural resources

Ministries make haste on draft laws on natural resources

An inter-ministerial meeting was held on Monday at the Ministry of Interior to expedite the drafting of  forest, fisheries and protected area laws to define the responsibilities of sub-national administrations, organisations and citizens in protecting, conserving and developing natural resources. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501129170/ministries-make-haste-on-draft-laws-on-natural-resources/

Phnom Tamao forest: 130 hectares destroyed in five days

Fresh satellite imagery shows rapid destruction of the Phnom Tamao forest this week, an estimated 130 hectares razed between Friday and Wednesday. ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/phnom-tamao-forest-130-hectares-destroyed-in-five-days/

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

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/

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/

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/

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