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Sinking feeling on river's edge

About 50 villagers in Kandal province protested yesterday in an attempt to halt the activities of a Vietnamese sand-dredging company, which they said has caused a huge swath of their land to slide into the Mekong River. Residents of Kien Svay district’s Koh Prak village said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758300/National-news/villagers-allege-dredging-caused-landslide.html

Riverbank Collapse Prompts Dredging Complaint

More than 300 Kandal province villagers have filed a complaint with Sa’ang district officials over sand dredging along the Bassac river after riverbanks in their village collapsed, district governor Khim Chankiri said yesterday. Mr. Chankiri said, however, that the sand dredging operation along the Bassac ...

Kampot dredging escalates

Dredging in Kampot has escalated in the face of community concerns, with more boats now mining sand right in front of the provincial capital and dumping vast amounts of it directly outside the provincial land management authority. The Post counted a total of 17 boats ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030554851/National-news/kampot-dredging-only-grows.html

Dredging ends, effects linger

Ruling party Senator Ly Yong Phat has kept a promise to stop his company’s dredging operations on Koh Kong province’s Tatai river, relieved business owners and residents living along the waterway said yesterday. But provincial officials confirmed that as the senator’s dredging boats moved on to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102052249/National-news/dredging-ends-effects-linger.html

Svay Rieng dredging destroying farmland

Dredging operations are causing whole sections of farmland along Svay Rieng’s Toek Vel River to collapse, villagers said in a petition thumb printed by more than 300 affected families. Ros Mov, a chief of Romeas Hek Samiky Land Community, said yesterday 389 families from four ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011083051343/National-news/svay-rieng-dredging-destroying-farmland.html

Sand for Singapore's Growth Comes at Environmental Cost to Poorer Neighbors

KOH KONG, Cambodia (AP) — Round a bend in Cambodia’s Tatai River and the virtual silence of a tropical idyll turns suddenly into an industrial nightmare. Lush jungle hills give way to a flotilla of dredgers operating 24 hours a day, scooping up sand and piling ...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CAMBODIA_SELLING_SAND?SITE=CALAK&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Tycoon’s dredging tests locals’ patience

Ruling party senator Ly Yong Phat has defied an order endorsed by the Prime Minster to halt his controversial sand dredging activities on the Tatai river in Koh Kong, prompting authorities to request intervention, documents obtained by The Post reveal. The dredging operation on the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011081050979/National-news/tycoons-dredging-tests-locals-patience.html

Mekong Dredging Blamed for Riverbank Collapse, Lost Land

Dredging in Kompong Cham province along the Mekong river is being cited as the cause for the collapse of the river bank and the force behind more than a dozen families having to leave their homes. An area of approximately 20 meters y 200 meters ...

Koh Kong king halted

Ly Yong Phat and his company LYP Group have been ordered to cease all dredging operations on the Tatai river pending a review of the effects by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. LYP Group currently has a permit to dredge seven areas of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250582/National-news/koh-kong-king-halted.html

Premier orders review of marine dredging

Prime Minister Hun Sen has order a review of dredging operations and the impacts that they have on Cambodia’s islands and beaches. Freshwater dredging has also been ordered to go under review, with the Prime Minister calling for the Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011071250319/National-news/premier-orders-review-of-marine-dredging.html

Sand dredging hits eco-resort

An enormous sand dredging operation in Koh Kong province has escalated, a resort owner said yesterday, with boat crews allegedly trespassing onto private land and digging sand within hundreds of metres of the complex. Janet Newman, the owner of the Rainbow Lodge eco-tourism resort, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070150119/National-news/sand-dredging-hits-eco-resort.html

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