Ministry, FAO agree to build delta aquifier sustainability

The Ministry of Environment and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on September 12 signed an agreement on “Enhancing the sustainability of the Trans-boundary Cambodia-Mekong River Delta Aquifer and the Mekong Delta of Vietnam”. ...

Voun Dara

Water levels in Mekong hit worrisome new lows

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has expressed concern that water levels in the river have dropped significantly, changing the colour of the water in some areas, and warned that this situation could impact agricultural production and wildlife migration in Cambodia and the other countries in ...

Lay Samean

Ministry and PM warn of rain, flooding

Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to people throughout the country, especially those living in lowland and highland areas, to be careful as heavy rain and flooding is expected from Wednesday to Sunday. Mr. Hun Sen issued the warning in a post on his Facebook page yesterday, ...

Mom Kunthear

Gov’t: China, Vietnam helping in timber fight

Environment Minister Say Samal, known for his outlandish and at times false claims about illegal logging and deforestation in the Kingdom, said yesterday that his ministry was collaborating with officials in Vietnam and China – two of the largest buyers of precious Cambodian wood – ...

May Titthara

River of change: Hydropower dams and the Mekong River’s uncertain future

From the snowy plateaus of Tibet to the mountain gorges of China’s Yunnan province and beyond to the jungled borders of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and down to the plains of Cambodia and paddy fields of Vietnam – the Mekong River is of crucial importance to ...

Ten Soksreinith

Fisherman catches 127-kg giant barb in Mekong Delta

A Vietnamese fisherman caught a 127-kg giant barb (Catlocarpio siamensis) in the Mekong Delta over the weekend, Dan Tri reported. The online news service said Nguyen Van Minh caught the critically endangered fish, known as trey kolreang in Khmer, in Vinh Long province on Saturday. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Vietnamese in Mekong Delta object to Lao dam on Cambodia border: report

Vietnamese living in the Mekong Delta have raised objections to a proposed Lao dam on the mainstream of the river next to Cambodia, Thanh Nien News reported. The report Monday said the objections followed a two-week survey in five delta provinces by the Hanoi-based Green Innovation ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Mekong Delta should return to Khmer Krom, group says

A Cambodian advocacy group says the Mekong Delta of Vietnam should be returned to the Khmer people who have lived there for generations. The region is still referred to as Kampuchea Krom, or Lower Cambodia, by many Cambodians, despite its partitioning to Vietnam by the French ...

Sok Khemara

Lao Dam troubles Mekong waters

Being landlocked and poor has always placed Laos at a disadvantage to its more powerful neighbors. The only body of water that offers Vientiane an international reach is the Mekong River, which flows through the heartland of Southeast Asia. Now, that river, which laps the western ...

Marwaan Macan-Markar

Advocacy Group Calls to End Mistreatment of Khmer Krom

A local minority-rights advocacy group has called on the government to end the mistreatment of Khmer Krom people and recognize their rights as citizens of Cambodia as the world marks International Human Rights Day on Tuesday. The Khmer Krom, or “lower Khmer,” refers to ethnic Khmer ...

Lauren Crothers

Vietnam Plans to Add Border Gates Along Border With Cambodia

Vietnam plans to build 13 new border gates along the boundary line with Cambodia to help boost trade that has already been growing between the two Southeast Asian nations. Vietnam and Cambodia will work out plans to add 13 new border gates over the next seven ...

Nguyen Pham Muoi

Cambodia keen on farming cooperation with Tien Giang

A senior Cambodian official has voiced his desire to boost agricultural cooperation with the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, especially in fruit farming. Tien Giang has 70,000 ha grown with various fruit trees which produce nearly 1 million tonnes a year. Working with the provincial officials ...

FAO sees slight decline in Cambodian rice harvest this year

Cambodia’s rice harvest is forecast to reach 9.1 million tonnes this year, down from an estimated 9.3 million tonnes last year but up from 8.8 million tonnes in 2011, the Food and Agricultural Organization said Thursday. The estimates were contained in the UN agency’s quarterly Crop ...

Southwest border flooded with contraband

The southwestern areas along the Vietnam – Cambodia border are now in their usual busy time of the year, with smuggled goods entering the country with near impunity. Most of the markets in the Mekong Delta are flooded with various contraband products, mostly brought from China ...

Millions Threatened by Dam in Stung Treng

More studies should be conducted on the controversial Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng province in order to understand its potential social and environmental effects, Conservation International (C.I.) said in a statement. The Lower Sesan 2-as well as other dams planned for the Sesan, Srepok ...

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