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Cambodia-VN forum hears plans for cross-border SEZ

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and more than 60 companies from Vietnam’s southern provinces held a business forum on Friday to discuss the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) along the border of the two countries. CCC vice-president Lim Heng, who presided over the Vietnam-Cambodia ...

Hin Pisei

Vans loaded with timber seized in Kratie province

Kratie provincial military police have seized two vans full of illegal timber and are seeking to identify the source of the timber and those behind its transportation. Mao Rainny, Kratie provincial deputy military police commander, yesterday said that provincial military police cooperated with National Military Police ...

Mom Kunthear

CHRC seeks to end LGBT discrimination

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee president spoke during a pro-LGBT event in Phnom Penh on Saturday and called on the public to end discrimination and prevent violence against the community. The event, organised by Rainbow Community Kampuchea, was held during International Human Rights Day. CHRC president Keo ...

Pech Sotheary

Forest fire season sparks warning

The Environment Ministry has issued guidelines to all provincial departments and local authorities to aid in the prevention of forest fires during the dry season. Environment Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra yesterday said forest fires in the country often occur during the dry season. He said his ministry ...

Mom Kunthear

2019 Environmental Review: Southeast Asia

The year—and the decade—in environmental terms, is coming to its end, with some species and entire ecosystems in their death throes. For starters, Malaysia recently lost its last Sumatran rhino, the poaching of Sabah’s pygmy elephants is rapidly increasing, Australia’s koala bears are being incinerated in wildfires, dugongs are dying in ...

Gregory McCann

In Cambodia, solar power surges

One hour west of Cambodia’s capital an array of iridescent panels stretches between palm trees, glistening through dust clouds from a neighbouring highway. A year ago it was a barren expanse of chalky soil. Now it’s Cambodia’s largest solar farm. The joint Cambodian-Chinese project, which came ...

How Solar Could Save The Mekong

A simple feasibility analysis shows the Mekong River in Cambodia would benefit from floating solar plants coupled with storage, rather than more hydro. Cambodia’s Great Lake, the Tonle Sap and Vietnam’s Mekong Delta are suffering harmful impacts from the suppression of the Mekong River’s annual flood ...

China, Cambodia join hands to develop model village for poverty alleviation in Cambodia

China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) and Cambodia’s Civil Society Alliance Forum (CSAF) signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) here on Friday to work together to develop a Cambodia-China friendship model village for poverty alleviation. The MoA was inked by CFPD’s secretary-general Xu Jianguo and ...

Threatened by deforestation, Cambodia loses 26 per cent of its forests in 43 years

Growing demand for timber as construction material, fuel and charcoal is devastating Cambodia’s forests. In 1975, the latter covered 73 per cent of the country’s surface; last year it was down to only 46.84 per cent. Cambodia’s forests – evergreen, semi-evergreen, deciduous and dry dipterocarp forests, ...

Koh Kong Villagers Seek Land Dispute Resolution From Interior Ministry

More than 300 people from Koh Kong province protested in Phnom Penh on Monday over more-than-decadelong land disputes with companies that were granted concessions by the government, and that demonstrators say pushed them off their plots. The protesters, from Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel ...

Khut Sokun

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