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Ministries, institutions discuss measures for Mekong conservation

Members of relevant ministries and institutions gathered on Friday and Saturday to discuss the importance of the Mekong to Cambodia from a policy standpoint and how the government can best work together to ensure the conservation of the river. The two-day meeting, held under the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-institutions-discuss-measures-mekong-conservation

Mekong countries vow drug action

Countries along the Mekong River have vowed to increase co-operation in cracking down on and preventing drug trafficking from the Golden Triangle area and the import of chemical substances for drug production.​ ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-countries-vow-drug-action

Gov’t demands water conservation measures

The government last week issued a circular to relevant ministries and local authorities to observe water conservation measures following a sharp fall in Mekong River water levels – the lowest it has been in 60 years. .. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-demands-water-conservation-measures

Cambodia's lifeline threatened as Mekong recedes to historic low

As world leaders meet in New York from Monday to discuss the global challenge of climate change, thousands of kilometres away people in Cambodia are grappling with dramatic changes to the country’s ecosystem, including the lowest water levels in the crucially-important Mekong River ever recorded. The United Nations ...

Andrew Nachemson
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/cambodia-lifeline-threatened-mekong-recedes-historic-190920072518567.html

Emergency alerts are issued as rivers flood

Some 8,000 families in Stung Treng province have been affected by heavy flooding as the Mekong and Sekong Rivers surged beyond emergency levels on Sunday. This resulted in 2,210 families fleeing to higher ground, Stung Treng Provincial Hall spokesman Men Kong said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/emergency-alerts-are-issued-rivers-flood

Floods claim three children

Three children were killed and nearly 1,300 families evacuated to higher ground due to floods caused by heavy rains and rising water level of the Mekong River, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said. NCDM spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Thursday that ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floods-claim-three-children

Mekong river floods hit Tboung Khmum

Nearly 40 homes have been relocated from the Mekong riverbank in Tboung Khmum province’s Kroch Chhmar district, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said yesterday. “About 500 metres of the riverbank in Chsach Brochhes village will collapse and 28 houses were in danger and have ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639646/region-probes-social-security/

Water Resources Ministry issues Mekong flood warning

Water Resources and Meteorology Minister Lim Kean Hor has ordered all provincial department directors to be prepared for Mekong river floods as water from the river has started to overflow. Ya Voeun, Tboung Khmum provincial water department director, yesterday said that the water level of ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638115/water-resources-ministry-issues-flood-warning/

Thousands affected by flooding, strong winds in first half of August

Almost 8,000 families and some 8,000ha of agricultural land in eight provinces have been affected by flooding and strong winds in August, National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference at the Council of Ministers, he said ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thousands-affected-flooding-strong-winds-first-half-august

Mekong river countries urged to reconsider hydropower dams

Activists representing Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam yesterday urged their respective governments to consider the lives of people living around the Mekong River when building infrastructure projects. Some of the activists urged governments to increase impact assessment initiatives, while others called for the suspension of all ongoing ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628833/mekong-river-countries-urged-to-reconsider-hydropower-dams/

Men nabbed for dolphin zone fishing

Two men have been placed in pre-trial detention for “fishing using electric shock devices” in a Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin conservation zone in Kratie province. A 104kg, 1.98m male dolphin was found dead in the same preservation area on Sunday after its flipper became entangled ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/men-nabbed-dolphin-zone-fishing

Fifth Irrawaddy dolphin found dead within a year

A Mekong River conservation area head ranger told The Post on Tuesday that a fifth Irrawaddy dolphin has been found dead due to illegal fishing. The adult male, weighing some 104kg and 1.98m long, was discovered floating on its back by river wardens on Sunday ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fifth-irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead-within-year

Up to 26 storms forecast for rainy season, five or six to overflow Mekong

A Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology spokesman said on Tuesday that there will be up to 26 storms this rainy season, but of those, only five or six will cause the Mekong river to overflow or result in general flooding. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/26-storms-forecast-rainy-season-five-or-six-overflow-mekong

Ministry asked about Mekong plan

A member of the Supreme Consultation Forum told The Post on Thursday that he had questioned the Ministry of Mines and Energy over its position regarding a proposed project to develop a sizeable stretch of the Mekong River. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-asked-about-mekong-plan

Forum raises urgent Mekong issues

The 7th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum was held in Lao capital Vientiane over Monday and Tuesday, with participants discussing urgent issues facing the Mekong region, the Secretariat of the MRC has said. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forum-raises-urgent-mekong-issues

Impact study on river bank ‘development’ begins

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said on Tuesday it is conducting an environmental impact study after it received a proposal from Try Pheap Engineering & Construction Co Ltd to dredge the Mekong River and use the sand to develop the river bank. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impact-study-river-bank-development-begins

Conservation group discovers rare Irrawaddy dolphin calf

A dolphin conservation group has revealed it recently found a newborn Irrawaddy dolphin swimming among adults in the Mekong River in Kratie province, the sixth calf to be discovered this year. Mok Ponlok, provincial deputy director of the Fisheries Administration and head of the Irrawaddy ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conservation-group-discovers-rare-irrawaddy-dolphin-calf

MRC awards green campaign winners to raise awareness of plastic pollution

A Phnom Penh resident was among the six winners of a green campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of disposing plastic waste in the river as the Mekong River Commission (MRC) on Friday commemorated the 24th anniversary of the signing of the agreement that ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-awards-green-campaign-winners-raise-awareness-plastic-pollution

Dolphin calf found dead in Stung Treng

With no immediate cause ascertained for the death of an Irrawaddy dolphin calf in the Mekong River in Stung Treng province, conservationists on Sunday requested the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) to investigate further. The dolphin was found floating on the river on Saturday in ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-calf-found-dead-stung-treng

Baby dolphin found in Kratie

The newborn Irrawaddy dolphin which was discovered earlier this week in Kratie province is the first one recorded this year, a World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)-Cambodia report said. According to the report, a group of dolphin-watching tourist-boat operators on Monday spotted a dolphin calf, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/baby-dolphin-found-kratie

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