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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
Investment to aid low earners
US-BASED Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) yesterday signed a deal to provide a $5 million long-term loan to Thaneakea Phum (Cambodia) Ltd (TPC), a local microfinance institution (MFI), to support TPC’s expansion of its home improvement loans for low-income Cambodians. Fernanda Lima, director of US-based socially ...
Groups slam ministers' failure to discuss Xayaburi Dam
Regional conservationists criticised the Mekong River Commission (MRC) yesterday for leaving the controversial Xayaburi Dam off its agenda at this week’s annual ministerial meeting in Luang Prabang, Laos. Laotian authorities said they would confirm their decision to go ahead with the hydropower project in the mainstream ...
Coalition of Cambodian NGOs calls for help with climate change
As the latest UN climate change conference begins today in Doha, Qatar, a coalition of Cambodian NGOs is joining calls for developed countries to bear more of the burden of combating climate change. Cambodia and other poor countries are unprepared to deal with rapid climate change ...
Sesan Dam Decision Questioned
Cambodia has decided to go ahead with the construction of a dam on a Mekong tributary, but conservation groups are concerned that not enough study has been done on the hydropower project’s environmental consequences. Construction on the 400 megawatt Lower Sesan 2 dam in northwestern Cambodia’s ...
Laos holds "groundbreaking" ceremony for contentious Mekong dam
Laos held a “groundbreaking” ceremony on Wednesday for a $3.5 billion hydropower dam on the Mekong River that is opposed by environmentalists and some neighbouring countries because of the possible impact on livelihoods, fisheries and agriculture. But it was unclear when actual construction of the contentious ...