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Dams and climate change choke the Mekong: livelihoods and ecosystems are at stake

The Mekong River, a lifeline for millions in Southeast Asia, is facing an ecological crisis. Unpredictable water levels, declining fish stocks, and the disappearance of the iconic Irrawaddy dolphin threaten the livelihoods and traditions of communities along the river. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/dams-and-climate-change-choke-the-mekong-livelihoods-and-ecosystems-are-at-atake/

PM lauds support for vets as 200 plots gifted

Prime Minister Hun Manet announced that 200 veterans and their families have been awarded plots of land in Svay Rieng province.​ ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-lauds-support-for-vets-as-200-plots-gifted

‘We are dying to live in our homeland’: Siem Reap villagers protest against Apsara

On Monday hundreds of families living inside the Angkor archaeological park protested against the Apsara National Authority, which manages the park, for barring them from doing construction and other activities that support their livelihoods. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/we-are-dying-to-live-in-our-homeland-siem-reap-villagers-protest-against-apsara/

Run Ta Ek residents hope for jobs from the new govt

FacebookTwitterEmailShareFormer squatters who agreed to leave the Angkor Archaeological Park area for relocation to the Run Ta Ek development site in Siem Reap province want to see the new government help to create jobs because the location is new and far from the urban area ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501332639/run-ta-ek-residents-hope-for-jobs-from-the-new-govt/

20,000 ha of protected Tonle Sap area converted into Zone 2

Kampong Thom provincial authorities have converted 20,000 hectares of protected land of Tonle Sap lake from Zone 3 to Zone 2, enabling people residing in the area to do farming. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501314616/20000-ha-of-protected-tonle-sap-area-converted-into-zone-2/

Stung Treng agriculture achievements on display

According to the Stung Treng provincial authorities, in the past five years, the province has earned between $700 million and $800 million from agricultural products. The majority of Stung Treng’s population relies on plantations, agro-industrial crops, and fishing for their livelihoods. ...

Sem Pisey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/stung-treng-agriculture-achievements-display

Sand mining is threatening the lives of people in Phnom Penh and Kandal province

Experts claim that the Tonle Bassac sand mining is very significant for the construction sector and a source of revenue for the national budget, but some people are being severely negatively affected by the sand mining in those areas. ...

Vann Vichar
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/sand-business-is-threatening-the-lives-of-some-people-in-phnom-penh-and-kandal-province/

Over 7K households in seven provinces receive relief rice

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has distributed a total of 3,000 tonnes of emergency reserve rice to help more than 7,000 households in provinces hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-7k-households-seven-provinces-receive-relief-rice

MRC gets $13M for management of Mekong River

Australia, Germany, and Switzerland have pledged nearly $13 million in funding for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to assist member countries including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam with their responses to pressing challenges while safeguarding the ecological functioning of the Mekong River and improving people’s ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-gets-13m-management-mekong-river

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