Cambodia’s top diplomat heads for official visit in the Republic of Korea

Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, left here last night to pay an official visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) and co-chair the 11th Mekong-ROK Foreign Ministers Meeting. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Mekong and US to strengthen connectivity

Cambodia along with other Mekong nations will work together with the United States to strengthen connectivity, economic integration, good governance and narrowing the development gap in the sub-region. ...

Sar Socheath

Five Mekong giant catfish to be released into the rivers

The Wonders of the Mekong Project along with fisheries officials have received five Mekong giant catfish from a local farmer and that they will be released into the river. ...

Sar Socheath

Dam collapse in Cambodia leaves four workers missing

Four workers have gone missing after the collapse of an in-progress hydropower dam in Western Cambodia, apparently due to a leak in the structure. The Associated Press reports that the Saturday collapse occurred at the Stung Atay Hydroelectric Project, a $255-million dollar dam on the Atay ...

ASEAN issues declaration to promote regional community

The 21st ASEAN Summit opened in Phnom Penh yesterday under the theme One Community, One Destiny, with meetings during the three-day event expected to tackle such issues as measures to build the ASEAN Community, regional peace and security, and strengthening co-operation between the bloc’s member ...

Dredging licenses up for grabs

The government has granted contracts to three unnamed private companies to invest in dredging operations along parts of the , but is withholding the companies’ names and information on the specific areas for the large-scale projects. Lim Kean Hor, the Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, told ...

Cham Families On Riverbank Told to Leave

More than 100 Cham fishing families who moor their boat homes on the banks of Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva peninsula have been ordered to relocate, with one official saying the fishing boats were spoiling the beauty of the riverbank and the area around the new hotel. “We already ...

Thailand Dam Deal Spurs Court Complaint from Thai Villagers

Villagers belonging to a Thai activist group filed a complaint to Thailand’s Administrative Court yesterday for the cancellation of an agreement form the country’s Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand to buy power from a controversial mainstream Mekong dam in Laos, an NGO representative said yesterday. “According ...

U.S. Helps $50 Million Finance For Lower Mekong Countries

The U.S. has declared today that it would help with $50 million US dollars for lower Mekong countries to speed up the integration and connectivity in the region this year. ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly, P. 3

Xayaburi dam may cause earthquakes: Vietnamese report

The Xayaburi dam project in Northern Laos might increase the probability of earthquakes in a region already prone to seismic activity, according to a recently translated report from Vietnam. The 1260-megawatt project sits about 100 kilometres south of the Lai Chau-Dien fault line. Construction activity on the ...

UN Climate Change Report Finds Cambdia Ill-Prepared

The first-ever report on the direct effect of climate change on Cambodia’s population was launched yesterday in Phnom Penh, highlighting significant flaws in the country’s ability to deal with future health, finanace and food supply issues. The UN Development Program’s Cambodia Human Development Report 2011, ...

US senators raise Mekong dams

US senators are pushing for a resolution that would use US influence within the Mekong basin to ensure that the construction of hydroelectric dams, such as the Xayaburi dam in Laos, would meet exacting environmental standards. The resolution would not be law but rather policy ...

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