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Villagers take on sand pumpers

Villagers in Kandal province have instigated a turf war over a private company they accuse of illegally pumping sand out of Koh Prak River. Fearing riverbank erosion could damage the surrounding community, about 100 residents of Koh Prak village in Kien Svay district’s Phoum Thom commune ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-take-sand-pumpers

Phnom Penh Port Shifts Focus to Cruise Boats

With a new Chinese-built container port on the Mekong River in Kandal province now operational, the existing port in Phnom Penh is undergoing renovations to shift its focus to the growing number of cruise ships docking in the capital, an official said yesterday. Eang Veng ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Fertilizer factory won’t hire non-CPP members, workers claim

Workers applying for jobs at a fertilizer factory in Kandal province claim they were passed over in favour of applicants who were members of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). Prey Treng II village chief Hang Suon and two job applicants told the Post yesterday that Five ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120460074/National-news/fertilizer-factory-wont-hire-non-cpp-members-workers-claim.html

Cambodia: Mekong River Dredging Causes Major Concerns

The Sahrika reports that around 50 villagers in Kandal province protested yesterday in an attempt to stop the sand dredging operation on the Mekong River. “The activity of sand dredging has severely affected our villagers’ lands and houses”, said village representative Tuy Phy. Kandal province residents believe ...

http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2012/08/27/cambodia-mekong-river-dredging-causes-major-concerns/

Villagers salute Chea Dara

A mother whose family face eviction from their home at Boeung Kak lake was farewelled at a funeral on Saturday evening, hours after her body was found in the Mekong River. Chea Dara’s body was identified by family members on Saturday in Samraong Thum commune, Kien ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112853004/National-news/villagers-salute-chea-dara.html

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