Environment Minister looks to curb land encroachment

Environment Minister Say Samal has urged authorities in three provinces to prevent illegal land encroachment in the Samlot multi-purpose-use area and Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary as both areas are suffering from illegal occupations.

Mr Samal issued the order over the weekend in meetings with officials from Pursat, Battambang and Pailin provinces.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the Environment Ministry said the meetings focused on the illegal occupations in the protected areas and also on some challenges that have occurred relating to the management and conservation of natural resources.

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