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Mekong project vows to invest in aquaculture

Cambodia’s natural fisheries resources have declined so significantly that they fail to meet consumers’ daily needs, according to a Wonders of the Mekong project statement on September 12. ...

Keo Kereya and Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-project-vows-invest-aquaculture

Kampi village: Home to the endangered freshwater dolphins

The Mekong Dolphin Pleasance of Kampi village is a nature tourism destination located along the Mekong River in Kratie province. Tourists have the opportunity to witness breath-taking scenes as rare freshwater dolphins dance and swim in pairs—mother and child, sister and brother—along the surface of ...

Zul Rorvy
https://cambodianess.com/article/kampi-village-home-to-the-endangered-freshwater-dolphins

Mixed findings in Mekong River hydropower report

Two hydropower projects along Southeast Asia’s most important river have had a measurable though moderate impact on water flows, sediment and fisheries, according to a press release on the preliminary findings of a report by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) released last week. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mixed-findings-mekong-river-hydropower-report

Tonle Sap, Mekong water levels continue to rise amid flood warnings

The water levels of the Mekong and Tonle Sap has risen and is likely to continue to rise after more than a month of persistent rainfall, raising flood alerts in various parts of the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501119146/tonle-sap-mekong-water-levels-continue-to-rise-amid-flood-warnings/

Fisherman accidentally hooks giant freshwater ray in Mekong

A 180kg female giant freshwater stingray was accidentally caught by Mekong River fishermen in Koh Preah community in Koh Preah village and commune of Stung Treng province’s Siem Bok district. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fisherman-accidentally-hooks-giant-freshwater-ray-mekong

Big-name divers explore deepest Mekong pools in key fauna survey

A group of well-known underwater explorers have dived to a depth of about 75m below the surface of the Mekong River in Cambodia, an important body of water that is the last habitat of the world’s largest fresh water fish. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/big-name-divers-explore-deepest-mekong-pools-key-fauna-survey

Five river port terminals due by November: minister

The TS11 multi-purpose port terminal on the Tonle Sap River in northern Phnom Penh is 85 per cent complete and is on track to be launched on July 1, with four more terminals to be opened by November, according to transport minister Sun Chanthol on ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/five-river-port-terminals-due-november-minister

Water level rises in Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake

The water level in the Mekong River has finally risen, thanks to the rainfall over the past few days, and hopefully the rain continues in the next few days so as to bring the water level to normal ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060874/water-level-rises-in-mekong-river-and-tonle-sap-lake/

MRC unveils monitoring station in Laos’ north near Myanmar

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on March 31 unveiled the first water-level monitoring station near the top of the Lower Mekong River Basin, in Long district of Laos’ Luang Namtha province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-unveils-monitoring-station-laos-north-near-myanmar

Oxfam, Sai team up on Mekong

Oxfam Cambodia has launched a new campaign, “Along the Mekong River with Sai”, to promote the importance of the river. Celebrity environment activist Uon Pakthom, a Cambodian singer and performer better known as Sai, was chosen by Oxfam as a Goodwill Ambassador to lead the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oxfam-sai-team-mekong

Mekong under threat: MRC

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) called for urgent action to protect the river for the benefit of the millions of people throughout Southeast Asia who depend on it. The Mekong is severely impacted by water infrastructure projects and climate change, it said. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-under-threat-mrc

Mekong River data sharing key to impact measurement

Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor has requested that Mekong River water data be shared to accurately measure the impact of the river’s flow on the social and economic wellbeing of the region. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-river-data-sharing-key-impact-measurement

Baby dolphin born in Mekong’s Koh Phdao

The team researching the Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins has spotted a newborn baby in Kratie province’s Sambor district, according to the Fisheries Administration’s Department of Fisheries Conservation. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/baby-dolphin-born-mekongs-koh-phdao

Construction of Cambodia-South Korea Friendship Bridge to start next year

After a year of wait, the government has finally identified the location to build the Cambodia-South Korea Friendship Bridge crossing the Mekong River in Phnom Penh and construction work is set to commence next year. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501036866/construction-of-cambodia-south-korea-friendship-bridge-to-start-next-year/

WWF ‘saddened’ by death of last dolphin in pool near Cambodia

The WWF has expressed regret over the death of the last known river dolphin in the transboundary pool in the Mekong between Laos and Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501028680/wwf-saddened-by-death-of-last-dolphin-in-pool-near-cambodia/

Last irrawaddy dolphin in Anlong Chheuteal section of Mekong River dies

On the border between Cambodia and Laos, the last known Irrawaddy dolphin has died, reportedly as a result of becoming caught in a net, ...

Po Sophea and Meng Seavmey
https://cambodianess.com/article/last-irrawaddy-dolphin-in-anlong-chheuteal-section-of-mekong-river-dies

Mekong UXO search off until waters recede

Officials have requested modern technological equipment to enable them to continue their work of collecting unexploded ordnance (UXO) in sunken warships in the Mekong River in four areas of Kandal and Preveng provinces. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-uxo-search-until-waters-recede

Tonle Sap lake fishers target small-sized Borneo River sprats

The Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia, is connected to the Mekong River by the Tonle Sap River. In terms of fish abundance, the lake is among the most productive in the world. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50998259/tonle-sap-lake-fishers-target-small-sized-borneo-river-sprats/

More bridge and road projects soon

The Public Works Ministry plans to build two more bridges, one across the Mekong river in Kratie province and one across the Bassac river in Chak Angre Krom commune, in Phnom Penh. The ministry also plans to rebuild or upgrade several inter-provincial national roads. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50983654/more-bridge-and-road-projects-soon/

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