Camboja

Report: Foreign-funded infrastructure projects need more scrutiny for quality control

As foreign funders drive the construction of major new infrastructure projects in Cambodia, an inconsistent regulatory approach may be opening lanes for shoddy construction. Last month, an inspection by the Ministry of Public Works found irregularities in the builds of National Roads 2 and 22,  which ...

Sorn Sarath, Seoung Nimol

Floating Vietnamese communities evicted from Phnom Penh struggle to make ends meet

Starting in June 2021, hundreds of ethnic Vietnamese families living in floating villages on the Tonle Sap river have been evicted from Phnom Penh and told to relocate upstream and downstream — a move that families say has caused difficulties for their livelihood.  Speaking at a press ...

Va Sopheanut

Gold mining in Preah Vihear brings few riches, plenty of pain to community

Twenty years ago, the streams that run through the remote village of Totim in Preah Vihear’s Rovieng district, sparkled with gold. Those flecks drew poor farmers to the Romdeng community, looking to sift for gold and improve their livelihood. Before long, it also brought a ...

China dam claims should be studied, says rivers official

A new report that found China’s upstream dam management is responsible for dangerously low water levels and drought conditions along the Mekong River needs to be “studied”, according to a Cambodian National Mekong Commission official. The report, titled “Monitoring the Quantity of Water Flowing Through the ...

Khy Sovuthy

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