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PM allocates $100M for road repairs and construction in Sihanoukville

Prime Minister Hun Sen has allocated $100 million from national reserve funds to repair 22 stretches of roads, ring roads and construct new roads in Preah Sihanouk province. The allocation was approved during a Council of Ministers meeting on August 30. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-allocates-100m-road-repairs-and-construction-sihanoukville

China OKs Sihanoukville consulate

An information centre for Chinese nationals and a Chinese consulate will be established in Sihanoukville following a meeting between new provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun and Chinese ambassador Wang Wentian, provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday. ...

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https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-oks-sihanoukville-consulate

Sar Kheng addresses Preah Sihanouk challenges

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng identified strengthening security, restoring infrastructure, inspection of building standards, preventing sewage emissions into the sea and solving land disputes as key ongoing issues in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

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https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-addresses-preah-sihanouk-challenges

Ministry orders inspection of building sites in Preah Sihanouk

The Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction ordered a committee on Tuesday to spend a week inspecting the legality and technical standards of all construction projects in Preah Sihanouk province. This follows the collapse of a seven-storey building in Sihanoukville on Saturday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-orders-inspection-building-sites-preah-sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk governor warns coal plant may be shut down

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min on Monday warned that a coal plant in Stung Hav district’s Otres commune might be closed after 42 families complained against the factory. The villagers who live near the plant expressed concern that the clouds of dust resulting from ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-governor-warns-coal-plant-may-be-shut-down

Koh Rong Sanloem casino ‘is flouting’ closure order

A Preah Sihanouk provincial official said on Thursday that the owner of Jinding Hotel and Casino on Koh Rong Sanloem is flouting the authorities’ order to close the business by March 22. Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearum told The Post that the provincial ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-rong-sanloem-casino-flouting-closure-order

Probe set for Kampot land

A prominent member of the Supreme Council of Consultation is set to launch an investigation into the “dubious” ownership of a private property that allegedly encroaches on the sea in Kampot province. Sok Sovann Vathana Sabung, who is president of the Khmer Rise Party (KRP), ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/probe-set-kampot-land

Restoration or legal action, district governor warns

People who filled in more than a hectare of mangroves in Preah Sihanouk province to plant coconut trees have been given a month to restore the area to its former state or face legal action, Stung Hav district governor told The Post on Tuesday. ...

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https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/restoration-or-legal-action-district-governor-warns

Sam Al vows to resolve land disputes

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has vowed that all existing land disputes in Preah Sihanouk province will be resolved and no new cases would be entertained. He also threatened legal action against those who attempt to grab state land. ...

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https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-al-vows-resolve-land-disputes

Preah Sihanouk authorities warn land grabbers of legal action

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities have announced they would not recognise the more than 200 families who had illegally built makeshift huts and planted boundary markers on state and private land at Rithy II village in Stung Hav district’s Keo Phos commune. Stung Hav district governor ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-authorities-warn-land-grabbers-legal-action

Sihanoukville authorities close canal to transfer flow of polluted water

Local authorities on Tuesday decided to close a canal at Sihanoukville’s Sokha Beach following the completion of four facilities in Preah Sihanouk province designed to treat wastewater before it reaches the sea. Four more facilities are still under construction. The first four water treatment plants, ...

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https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sihanoukville-authorities-close-canal-transfer-flow-polluted-water

Concerns over Koh Rong Samloem petrol station

Community representatives and civil society groups have hit out at plans for a petrol station on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Rong Samloem, expressing concern at the environmental impact the project will have on the tourist hotspot. ...

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https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-koh-rong-samloem-petrol-station

Government reshuffles coastal managemet committee members

The government reshuffled members of the National Committee for Coastal Management and Development in late January, according to a government statement received by The Post on Tuesday. Prime Minister Hun Sen continues to serve as the committee’s honorary president, while Minister of Land Management, Urban ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-reshuffles-coastal-managemet-committee-members

Ministry: Protect marine life

The Ministry of Environment on Tuesday urged relevant public and private sector stakeholders to jointly preserve the Kingdom’s marine biodiversity for the sake of sustainable development. The appeal came as the ministry announced the establishment of the Koh Rong Marine National Park in Preah Sihanouk ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-protect-marine-life

Preah Sihanouk authorities to go ahead with demolition plan

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority will continue with plans to bulldoze some 20 homes in Sihanoukville, after authorities failed to find a solution to an ongoing land dispute with villagers during a visit on Monday. The homes, located in Village I, Commune I, have faced ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-authorities-go-ahead-demolition-plan

Preah Sihanouk to address dirty water flowing into the sea

Some $190 million will be spent to construct filtration stations in Preah Sihanouk province to address the problem of dirty water flowing into the sea. However, the director-general of public works at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Heng Rathpiseth, who is the project’s ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-address-dirty-water-flowing-sea

Preah Sihanouk authorities block 'illegal' coastal development

Stung Hav district governor Chhay Sokunda has told The Post that district and provincial authorities prevented machines from illegally filling land in Preah Sihanouk’s coastal O’Touk area on Saturday. The owner had asked permission to repair the area, Sokunda said, but instead filled a 50m ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-authorities-block-illegal-coastal-development

Illegal reclamation carries on

Despite numerous cases of illegal landfilling coming to light and an order from Prime Minister Hun Sen to put a stop to it, authorities are seemingly powerless to halt illegal beach developments in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-reclamation-carries

Calls for mangrove protection

Mangroves and wetland areas in four coastal provinces are being illegally cleared and filled in order to grab land and build homes for private ownership, said a letter from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries dated November 19. ...

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https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-mangrove-protection

Preah Sihanouk authorities to bulldoze illegal jetty

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities will demolish an illegal jetty being constructed along the Sihanoukville coastline in commune 1 after the owner refused an order to dismantle it. Preah Sihanouk provincial hall spokesperson Or Saroeun told The Post on Tuesday that the authorities previously issued ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-authorities-bulldoze-illegal-jetty

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