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Prime Minister: Take back islands from inactive developers

The government will “take back” land on roughly 30 islands from private companies that have not made progress on planned developments, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a speech on Monday that also targeted land-grabbing villagers and idle provincial governors. ...

Phak Seangly and Daphne Chen
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prime-minister-take-back-islands-inactive-developers

Islands up for grabs

More than 180,000 hectares on 28 of Cambodia’s 64 islands were reclassified as state private property for 31 companies seeking land concessions between 2008 and 2010, government sub-decrees reveal. The reclassification sub-decrees, compiled by investigators at the rights group Adhoc, pave the way for firms to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081758150/National-news/cambodias-islands-up-for-grabs.html

Cambodia to create its first Marine Protected Area

Cambodia will begin the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA) this year, covering some 300 square kilometres of coral-rich seas around islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem in the Gulf of Thailand. This follows a successful two-year scientific survey of the area ...

http://www.peopleandplanet.net/?lid=30370§ion=35&topic=23

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

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