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Tourist boats add tax on to tickets

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities have ordered all tourist boat operators ferrying passengers to islands to add an additional $2 to each ticket for state coffers to help develop the coastlands and protect the environment. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077283/tourist-boats-add-tax-tickets/

Battle over mangrove sees SEZ trump NGO

A special economic zone developer will be allowed to continue bulldozing a mangrove forest in Preah Sihanouk province’s Teuk Thla commune, the provincial governor said yesterday.   ...

Mech Dara and Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/battle-over-mangrove-sees-sez-trump-ngo

Sihanoukville beach businesses given a month to move out

All bars, restaurants and guesthouses along O’Tres Beach near Sihanoukville, and some on neighboring O’Chheuteal Beach, must close up shop within a month or face forced eviction, local officials confirmed on Tuesday. ...

Sek Odom and George Wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sihanoukville-beach-businesses-given-a-month-to-move-out-108604/

Citizens and civil society hailed Sihanouk provincial authorities demolished stone fence surrounding Beach

The provincial Governor of Sihanoukville claimed that the relevant authorities is implementing the content of the coastal development plan of the government of Cambodia to be more effective for benefit to the tourism sector and to the public use of the beach as it used ...

Den Ayuthyear
http://www.rfa.org/khmer/news/land/NGO-Villagers-appreciate-the-authorities-demolished-walls-along-the-beach-02072016042101.html

Villagers Claim Soldiers Hired to Prevent Planting

Villagers in Koh Kong’s Botum Sakor district said Friday that Union Development Group (UDG) used military forces to prevent villagers from planting paddy rice on land that is locked in a longstanding dispute, a claim the military denied. Khun Thala, a 40-year-old villager, said Friday that ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villagers-claim-soldiers-hired-to-prevent-planting-61420/

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