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Fish and rice, together at last

A new long-term project aims to boost fish stocks in rice fields. That was not a typo. For years, rice farmers in Cambodia have swept up fish – as well as frogs, snails and other aquatic fauna – that make their way from streams, canals and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072757657/National-news/fish-and-rice-together-at-last.html

GE Engines to power Cambodian rice husk power project

GE Energy has signed a contract with Cambodian industrial conglomerate Soma Group to supply two of its engines to power a biomass gasification facility. Soma Group’s Hak Se mill biomass gasification project is located in Cambodia’s rural rice milling region Kamphong Cham, and reinforces a 2011 ...

http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/7870/ge-engines-to-power-cambodian-rice-husk-power-project

Xayaburi dam construction to proceed

The Laos government will continue to allow what it has dubbed “preparatory work” on the controversial Xayaburi dam, including the resettlement of villagers, despite promising to suspend the project at last week’s ASEAN Regional Forum, according to a media report in Laos. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757463/National-news/xayaburi-dam-construction-to-proceed.html

Cambodia carve-up under the spotlight

There were scenes of jubilation in Cambodia’s capital last month when a group of 13 imprisoned women – including a 72-year-old grandmother – was set free by an appeal court. The women were arrested in May during peaceful demonstrations against the forced eviction of thousands ...

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NG10Ae01.html

Cambodia to create its first Marine Protected Area

Cambodia will begin the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA) this year, covering some 300 square kilometres of coral-rich seas around islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem in the Gulf of Thailand. This follows a successful two-year scientific survey of the area ...

http://www.peopleandplanet.net/?lid=30370§ion=35&topic=23

China may fund Cambodia-Vietnam rail

Cambodia was in discussions with the Chinese government on funding for a 250-kilometre stretch of rail line between Phnom Penh and Vietnam, in what Cambodian officials yesterday called a move away from a “complicated” Asian Development Bank loan. Va Sim Sorya, director general at the Ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061356758/Business/china-to-fund-cambodia-rail.html

Koh Pich to host ASEAN dinner

The new function building at Diamond Island known as Koh Pich City Hall will host the ASEAN Foreign Minister’s dinner on July 12. Completed in March and opened last month, construction of the lavishly furnished venue was timed to coincide with Cambodia’s chairmanship of ASEAN this ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053156497/Business/koh-pich-to-host-asean-dinner.html

City mum on displacement

A Phnom Penh municipal government plan to build a 2.5 kilometre public space that would displace hundreds of villagers was greeted with requests for compensation by residents yesterday, while city officials refused to comment. Kiet Chhe, deputy chief of city administration, confirmed that a committee ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056480/National-news/city-mum-on-displacement.html

Eviction worry delays Phnom Penh mega project

The developer of Phnom Penh’s US$1.6 billion Chroy Chungva City project has said ground would not be broken this year, raising questions about the future of the satellite city. Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC) will delay the Chroy Chungva City project after what a local Chinese ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956448/Business/eviction-worry-delays-mega-project.html

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