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Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

On Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, record low water levels have plunged fishing communities into crisis but with warnings of “severe drought”, there are concerns the situation will get even worse.​ ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/officials-meet-mekong-crisis-fishing-communities-suffer-191125070104119.html

Fishing communities given 100 motorboats

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has provided 50 communities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces with 100 motorboats from the World Bank to strengthen preservation and combat fisheries crimes. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-communities-given-100-motorboats

VSO project aids fishing communities

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) completed a two-year project in Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Thom provinces that created 20 fishing communities and directly influenced the lives of more than 75,000 Cambodians. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vso-project-aids-fishing-communities

Fight to Save Mekong Dolphin Makes Enemies

Sitting at his outpost overlooking the Mekong River, Deab Kuy remembers an incident some years ago when fishermen threatened to attack him if they were stopped from casting their nets around the river’s sandy islets here in Sambok commune. The outpost, little more than a wooden house on ...

Questions over China dams

Some questions remain about whether hydro dams on the upper Mekong River in China exacerbated conditions during Cambodia’s devastating drought of 2010, environmental groups say, as China’s dam program powers ahead. When the first power-generating unit was switched on last month at China’s giant 262-metre tall ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102359350/National-news/questions-over-china-dams.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

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