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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

1,100 voluntary students help land distribution and survey for local people

Samdech PM Hun Sen this week met with I, I 00 voluntary students, who will help survey the land for local people. The government set policy to offer land for real poor and landless people in a form of helping poor and social equity. ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Better worker food needed: Survey

A new study has determined that cost and space are the biggest constraints to setting up canteens in Cambodia’s garment factories. The findings were presented on Monday night at a cocktail party attended by Cambodia’s former ambassador to the US, Roland Eng, the Swedish Ambassador Anne ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656611/Business/better-worker-food-needed.html

World Bank Ups Cambodia’s Ranking Over Better Logistics

Cambodia has moved up 27 places on a biennial World Bank list that ranks the ease of importing, exporting and transporting goods in different countries. Cambodia was ranked 101 out of the 155 countries included in the World Bank’s report titled Trade Logistics in the Global ...

IRI survey finds Cambodian majority optimistic over future

The vast majority of Cambodians – 81 per cent – believe the Kingdom is headed in the right direction, according to an International Republican Institute survey on democratic governance released yesterday. Key reasons respondents gave for their upbeat assessment included the building of more roads, bridges, health clinics ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051156107/National-news/glass-half-full-for-most-poll.html

Climate onus on government: poll

Most Cambodians believe it is the government’s responsibility to respond to climate change, but are unclear about who in government should take the lead, according to a survey discussed by officials at a workshop on climate change yesterday. The survey, Understanding Public Perceptions of Climate Change ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122353583/National-news/climate-onus-on-govt-poll.html

Medical bills lead many into debt, survey reveals

Small-scale health insurance policies can be an effective way to avoid drowning in debt, according to a survey released yesterday. Fifty-eight percent of 5,275 households surveyed in Kandal, Takeo and Kampot provinces had taken out loans, with health care and medical costs being the chief reason, ...

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