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Land allotted for Kampong Chhnang boat people must be rented

Kampong Chhnang deputy provincial governor Sun Sovannarith reaffirmed that the 40ha the provincial authorities allocated to Vietnamese boat people is Cambodian national Ros Chamroeun’s private land. He said there was no cutting of land for them, but the Vietnamese immigrants will have to pay rent ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-allotted-kampong-chhnang-boat-people-must-be-rented

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

Second fishing season begins

The second fishing season starts today, and will run until Jan 17, with the Fisheries Administration calling on prahok and pha’ak producers to buy fish in designated areas along the Tonle Sap River. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50568036/second-fishing-season-begins/

Tonle Sap Vietnamese to stay on river for now

Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities announced they have allowed 750 ethnic Vietnamese families living on the Tonle Sap river to stay until July, after more than 3,000 other Vietnamese families voluntarily relocated to designated areas on higher ground. Provincial governor Chhour Chandoeun said authorities made the decision ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-vietnamese-stay-river-now

River relocation request rejected

A request from the Khmer Vietnamese Association for the Interior Ministry to delay the relocation of Vietnamese familes living on the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province has been rejected. The KVA’s letter, submitted last week, asked the ministry to intervene in the relocation of ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50551914/river-relocation-request-rejected-2/

Efforts to save fish highlighted

National and international environmental experts concluded discussions on migratory fish management and preservation in Cambodia on Wednesday through a workshop facilitated by the US Agency of International Development (USAID) in Phnom Penh. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/efforts-save-fish-highlighted

Tonle Sap Vietnamese ‘reluctant’ to move

While more than 100 ethnic Vietnamese families out of the 300 living in floating houses on the Tonle Sap River in Kampong Chhnang province are willing to be relocated, a small number are holding out. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-vietnamese-reluctant-move

Local gov’t to move 2,000 families from Tonle Sap

Some 115 Vietnamese and Khmer-Muslim families residing on floating houses on the Tonle Sap River in Kampong Chhnang provinces said they were set to relocate to higher grounds after provincial authorities ordered them to move by year’s end. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/local-govt-move-2000-families-tonle-sap

River residents to be relocated

Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities are planning to relocate hundreds of Cham and Vietnamese residents living on the Tonle Sap river to dry land by the end of 2019. Provincial Governor Chhour Chandoeun on Thursday said that residents have already been informed regarding the decision. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50538081/river-residents-to-be-relocated/

Authorities to relocate Tonle Sap Vietnamese

Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities plan to relocate around 1,000 Vietnamese people living on the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang town next Monday. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-relocate-tonle-sap-vietnamese

Riverbank collapses in capital

Fifty metres of riverbank in Chroy Changvar district collapsed on Saturday amid rising water levels in the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers which have caused the capital’s riverside regions to flood. According to Klang Huot, the district governor, traffic has been impacted by the collapse ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/riverbank-collapses-capital

Families in Kampong Chhnang lose fish in mass die-off

About 70 families who live in floating houses along the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province say excessive heat and low water levels have resulted in large-scale die-offs on their fish farms. Van Srey Em, a fishery community representative in both Phsar Chhnang and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-kampong-chhnang-lose-fish-mass-die

Tropical storm brings flood warning

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday issued a warning that an impending tropical storm may inundate the Tonle Sap and Mekong river, causing floods to neighbouring communities. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5065734/tropical-storm-brings-flood-warning/

Floating villages to be relocated

Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities have outlined plans to relocate thousands of families living on the Tonle Sap river in an effort to curb water pollution.   ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36848/floating-villages-to-be-relocated/

Deeper water expected to yield more fish

Just weeks ahead of the main fishing season on the Tonle Sap river, which supplies the majority of the fish used in the Kingdom’s traditional cooking sauce, prahok, government officials are predicting a better catch this season as water levels have recovered from last year’s ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/deeper-water-expected-yield-more-fish

China dams blamed for exacerbating SE Asia water shortage

As China opened one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought, it was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy. But to critics of hydroelectric dams built on the Mekong over ...

Tran Van Minh and Stephen Wright
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2016/04/04/462555/China-dams.htm

Without citizenship, Vietnamese remain adrift

Though they live in floating houses moored to the banks of the Tonle Sap river, few of the nearly 2,500 ethnic Vietnamese villagers here can truly call Cambodia home. Thousands built floating homes on the Tonle Sap, a cheaper and more attainable alternative to settling ...

Chris Mueller and Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/without-citizenship-vietnamese-remain-adrift-77344/

Flooding’s deadly toll rises

The death toll from lethal floods has climbed to 27, with more than 10,000 families across 12 provinces evacuated from their homes to escape rising floodwaters, according to a report from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). The report, released yesterday, also shows that almost ...

Pech Sotheary and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flooding%E2%80%99s-deadly-toll-rises

Chroy Changva families accept OCIC package

Thirty-one families in Chroy Changva district Monday agreed to move off land that has been slated for a $3 billion development project in exchange for an apartment and a market stall nearby, officials said. ...

Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/chroy-changva-families-accept-ocic-package-66280/

Flood warnings for Mekong

Heavy rains may cause dangerous flooding along the upper parts of the Mekong River in Cambodia in the coming days, a senior official at the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology warned yesterday. Mao Hak, deputy director of technical works at the Department of Hydrology and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flood-warnings-mekong

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