Forestry Industry

Tree plantations

Government encourages investment in sustainable timber plantations

The government yesterday asked companies to consider investing in timber plantations in the Kingdom that produce sustainable wood, arguing that these investments help protect the country’s natural resources.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50663340/government-encourages-investment-in-sustainable-timber-plantations/

Push for mangrove restoration in Kampot

Civil society organisations along with local authorities in Kampot province have kick-started a campaign to plant 100,000 mangrove trees in eight communities in the province throughout September to December. The campaign was jointly organised between ActionAid, Children and Women Development Centre in Cambodia, Samaky Organisation, Kampot ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639637/push-for-mangrove-restoration-in-kampot/

More than 30K palm tree seeds planted near Lao border in Stung Treng

Some 30,000 palm tree seeds were planted on Monday along a 10km stretch of National Road 7 leading to the Cambodia-Laos border in Stung Treng province. The seeds were planted on both sides of the road between post markers 040 and 042, the Stung Treng ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-30k-palm-tree-seeds-planted-near-lao-border-stung-treng

Rare tree plantings to lure tourists

Hundreds of rosewood trees will be planted in Siem Reap province as a natural tourist site and to preserve the rare trees in Cambodia. The provincial information department said on Wednesday that the government planned to plant 500 rosewood trees on 1,888 hectares in Banteay ...

Or Sreypich
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50531458/rare-tree-plantings-to-lure-tourists-2/

Drive to replenish trees in Mondulkiri

Junior Chamber International Cambodia, in collaboration with WCS Cambodia, will hold a two-day tree planting event in Mondulkiri province starting on August 17 as part of a campaign to grow about 50,000 trees from this year to 2020. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50519337/drive-to-replenish-trees-in-mondulkiri/

Chinese firm invests in forest

A little-known Chinese company is investing $200 million in a massive timber plantation in Stung Treng that the government has equated to “replanting the forest”, despite concerns among environmental protection groups that existing forest will be destroyed in favour of non-native commercial species. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chinese-firm-invests-forest

Timber trader arrested, again

A prominent Vietnamese timber trader was arrested and put in pre-trial detention for the second time this year after some two tonnes of rosewood allegedly connected to her were discovered in Oddar Meanchey province, authorities said yesterday. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-trader-arrested-again

King calls for forest protection

King Norodom Sihamoni yesterday oversaw a tree planting ceremony in Kandal province to mark the 27th Arbor Day, pleading for all citizens to protect the country’s forests. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40129/king-calls-for-forest-protection/

Tree planting plan to revive national forests

The Environment Ministry plans to plant 500,000 trees in protected areas across the country this year, to boost forest cover and improve the livelihoods of communities. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39992/tree-planting-plan-to-revive-national-forests/

Calls to halt ‘reforestation’ plan

Fourteen community representatives speaking for thousands of families yesterday petitioned the South Korean Embassy, Environment Ministry and Forestry Administration to halt the expansion of a controversial “reforestation” project by a Korean company situated between the protected Prey Lang forest and Mekong River. Their petition – ...

Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-halt-reforestation-plan

Agreement allows South Korea to manage forests

South Korea will manage the replanting of trees on former economic land concessions—with an eye toward eventually entering Cambodia’s logging industry—under a tentative agreement between the two countries, Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon said on Wednesday.   ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/agreement-allows-s-korea-to-manage-forests-126309/

Mystery blazes destroy more seized timber

Government officials say they are investigating the causes of two separate weekend fires in Mondolkiri province that reportedly burned through hundreds of high-value logs the government had sold to a businessman after confiscating them from a pair of rubber plantations. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/mystery-blazes-destroy-more-seized-timber-124313/

Gov’t studies new tree species

The Ministry of Environment signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday with two Chinese companies to study planting “Paulownia-Guotong” – an extremely fast-growing tree used to make furniture and wooden equipment – and practice growing it in Cambodia. Speaking at a workshop on a feasibility ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30205/gov---t-studies-new-tree-species/

Police block protest convoy on way to land trial

A group of villagers from Svay Rieng province involved in a land dispute with the Forestry Administration said police officers attempted to block them from traveling to the provincial court Wednesday morning to protest against the trial of three community leaders. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-block-protest-convoy-on-way-to-land-trial-94496/

King to lend a hand on national tree planting day

King Norodom Sihamoni will participate in a tree-planting event in Kampong Thom today, along with government officials and members of the public, as part of a nationwide celebration that aims to draw attention to conversation of Cambodia’s forests. ...

Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13031/king-to-lend-a-hand-on-national-tree-planting-day/

Japanese Oji Paper Company To Plant Trees for Producing Paper in Cambodia

The 4th world class Japanese Oji Paper Co. Ltd will invest in tree planting in Cambodia for paper manufacture. The information was made known here on Aug. 7 by the Japanese company’s Director Mr. Shimamura Gemmei in a meeting with Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry ...

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