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CPP Promises Oversight on Royal Group's Dam

The government has promised to monitor the progress of local conglomerate Royal Group in its implementation of a $781 million dam project in Stung Treng province, that has been guaranteed by the government, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap said yesterday. Mr. Yeap said yesterday that the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Dredging licenses up for grabs

The government has granted contracts to three unnamed private companies to invest in dredging operations along parts of the , but is withholding the companies’ names and information on the specific areas for the large-scale projects. Lim Kean Hor, the Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, told ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090558508/National-news/dredging-licences-up-for-grabs.html

Lao Dam Breaks Ground

A waterfall has been blasted less than two kilometres from the Cambodian-Lao border, beginning work on another unapproved hydroelectric dam on the Mekong river, environmental group International Rivers claimed yesterday. Pianporn Deetes, the Thailand campaign coordinator for International Rivers, said she had learned of the excavation work, near ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090458484/National-news/lao-dam-breaks-ground.html

City on a hill sparks little talk

A casino complex on top of Kampot province’s Bokor Mountain will open in less than two weeks – but environmental groups are strangely quiet about the effects the development, the size of a small city, could have on Cambodia’s natural heritage. The complex, in the Preah ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012031655065/National-news/city-on-a-hill-sparks-little-talk.html

Boosting of resin production a way to increase rural incomes

Environmental groups that gathered at the Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh on Friday said that tens of thousands of rural Cambodians could benefit from the development of the country’s resin industry. At a conference held by the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Program for South and Southeast ...

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

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