Prek Takong villagers fear losing land following expiration of a land lease contract

Twenty five families in Prek Takong 1 village of Chak Angreleu commune are concerned about losing their plots of land, which were rented out to the Meanchey district authority to build a temporary sewage canal. ...

Sovann Sreypich

Takhmao families vacate homes, get compensation

More than 100 families have agreed to accept compensation and leave their land in Kandal province’s Takhmao town. This will facilitate the implementation of a project to dig four canals – at a length of 6,000m – that aim to reduce flooding and absorb wastewater ...

Ry Sochan

Sihanoukville canal families given 15 days to dismantle

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration has given 31 families 15 days from September 6 to remove structures built on land next to the O2 canal and issued a warning for non-compliance.   ...

Nov Sivutha

Villagers: Canals are for public

Representatives of some 3,000 families from Russey Srok commune in Prey Veng province’s Peam Chor district have accused local authorities of abusing their power by selling water pumped from three state canals to villagers. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Social land concessions floated for residents hit by work on Sihanoukville canals

The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration has recommended those whose houses were torn down for encroaching on canals to seek social land concessions from the authorities. Provincial deputy governor Cheav Vichheak told The Post on Tuesday that Sihanoukville has five main canals with a cumulative length ...

Voun Dara

Canal restoration in Preah Sihanouk set to be done in three months

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said at the start of the restoration of five canals in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday that the work had to be completed in three months to avoid further flooding. A report by the Ministry of Public ...

Voun Dara

Five canals to be expanded in Preah Sihanouk province to mitigate against flooding

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority plans to clear and expand five canals spanning some 26km starting on Monday, to mitigate city flooding which had previously affected areas in their vicinity. Provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun asked the relevant authorities to inform and advise people to demolish ...

Khorn Savi

Cambodian PM vows to bring greater prosperity to his people

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said he had set a vision that his country will be among countries with upper middle income by the year of 2030. He said Cambodia has laid out strategies and action plans to achieve an annual economic growth of 6-7 ...

More Houses Torn Down In Canal Clean-Up

Authorities in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district continued to demolish houses in Niroth commune yesterday, despite 46 families appealing to the municipality and Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet to intervene. On Tuesday, three houses were torn down as part of efforts to clean up a stretch of ...

Families Evicted From Canal as Part of Clean-Up

Three families were evicted and their houses torn down by authorities in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district yesterday after officials claimed that residents there were polluting a canal with rubbish. The authorities last week warned that families living inside 38 houses in Niroth commune were illegally occupying ...

Residents not budging

About 40 families in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district are disputing local authorities’ demand that they abandon their homes without compensation so the government can increase a nearby canal’s capacity. The residents, who were asked on September 28 to vacate their homes within a week by Meanchey ...

Farmers finger canal for paddy woes

Time is running out for 300 hectares of rice fields in the Baray district of Kampong Thom facing water shortages from a poorly repaired canal, according to affected villagers. The Ministry of Water Re­­sour­ces took two years to restore the more than 30 kilometre-long canal with ...

Fish and rice, together at last

A new long-term project aims to boost fish stocks in rice fields. That was not a typo. For years, rice farmers in Cambodia have swept up fish – as well as frogs, snails and other aquatic fauna – that make their way from streams, canals and ...

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