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Kampong Speu to reclaim national park land

Kampong Speu province is set to reclaim land in the Kirirom National Park after accusations from locals that environmental officers had encroached on 2ha of it.​ The statement came from provincial governor Vei Samnang who vowed to get to the bottom of the matter. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-reclaim-national-park-land

Villagers denied Kirirom land titles

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang rejected villagers’ request on Sunday for 250ha of land within the Kirirom National Park in Phnom Sruoch district on grounds that the park has been designated a protected area by a royal decree. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-denied-kirirom-land-titles

The Ministry of Environment calls out encroaching

The Ministry of Environment issued a warning on Wednesday against encroachment on protected natural areas following some instances of intruders clearing forest land for personal gain. It cited examples of encroachment in the Ream, Bokor and Kirirom national parks and the multi-purpose Kbal Chay freshwater ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-calls-out-encroaching

Ministry to monitor Kirirom national park

Senior Environment Ministry officials on Saturday agreed to continue to work together and cooperate with local forest rangers in order to maintain order and prevent forestry crimes from occurring in Kirirom national park. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50524365/ministry-to-monitor-kirirom-national-park/

Troops mobilized to ‘disperse’ farmers clearing state forest

The governor of Kompong Speu on Tuesday ordered 10 armed soldiers to help a team of environmental officials confront a group of “anarchic” farmers clearing state forestland in the province. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/troops-mobilized-disperse-farmers-clearing-state-forest-117983/

Cambodia taps national park travel

A Japanese company, A2A Town (Cambodia), has submitted a request to the Cambodian Ministry of Environment to establish helicopter flights from Phnom Penh to Preah Soramrit Kossamak Kirirom National Park in Kampong Speu province.​​ ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2015/07/cambodia-taps-national-park-travel/

Ambition Trumps Reality in Investment Figures

Since 2008, a whopping $28 billion worth of investments has been pledged by local and international firms looking to set up lux­ury hotels, a new airport and even Cam­­bo­dia’s first horse racing venue. But a closer look at the list of in­vestments approved by the Cam­bodian ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/ambition-trumps-reality-in-investment-figures-9387/

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