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Cambodia’s weather forecast for this year made – hotter days and early rains

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) has forecast that the temperature could rise to about 39 degrees Celsius during the 2021 dry season while the rainy season will come in the first week of May. Cambodia’s weather will be influenced by the ENSO phenomena, ...

Cambodia’s Mekong river believed to be a healthy habitat for endangered giant freshwater stingray

Cambodia’s Mekong River from Stung Treng to Kratie and Prey Veng is believed to be the healthiest habitat of the endangered giant freshwater stingray. The notice was shared recently with AKP by Dr Zeb Hogan, an American biologist and a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) fellow who ...

Kingdom meets climate deadline

The government has successfully submitted Cambodia’s updated National Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and earned praise as more than half of the world’s countries failed to do so by year’s end. The Kingdom’s 158-page NDC was submitted before the ...

Niem Chheng

Sand mining contracts cause serious concerns

Sand mining is conducted mainly at open pits, beaches, inland dunes or from the dredging of ocean and river beds. Sand is mined primarily to produce concrete for use in construction but this little-noticed and largely unregulated activity has serious costs  because it damages rivers and ...

Jason Boken

Watchdogs Call For Transparency as Cambodia Strikes Oil

Civil society organizations and Cambodia’s banned opposition party have called on the government to release detailed information about revenue it is earning from the petroleum industry, days after the country struck oil following a decades-long quest. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on social media ...

Reported by RFA’s Khmer Service. Translated by Samean Yun. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.

Cambodia’s Tonle Sap shows what’s at stake in the Mekong’s dam-fueled decline

Every year around December, fishers, farmers and families across Cambodia begin the season for making the country’s traditional prahok fish paste, a vital staple in the country’s diet. But this tradition, along with the food supply and livelihoods of millions of people, is under threat from a growing ecological ...

Editorial

A floating community in Siem Reap adopting plastic free approach to combat pollution

A floating community in Tonle Sap Lake in Keo Por commune, Puok district of Siem Reap province is aware of environmental impact caused by plastic wastes – thanks to their participation in a campaign to clear the lake from plastic. In an interview with journalists, Mr. ...

Lim Nary – AKP

Cambodia, Singapore appreciate good bilateral cooperation

Cambodia and Singapore have appreciated their strong relations and good bilateral cooperation in all sectors. The appreciation was made in a farewell meeting here in Phnom Penh yesterday between Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce and outgoing Ambassador of Singapore Michael Tan Keng Siong. Sorasak underlined that Cambodia ...

Lim Nary – AKP

Trash talk: Why waste management is not a throwaway business

As waste continues to increase on Phnom Penh streets and decrease government coffers, everyone from policymakers to the public wants a solution. Khmer Times’ Tom Starkey spoke to community leader in sustainability and owner and founder of Phnom Penh restaurant Farm To Table Brittany Sims about why ...

Tom Starkey

Cambodia's giant life-giving Tonle Sap lake in peril

As night falls over his floating village, fisherman Leng Vann puffs on a cigarette and heaves a sigh for Tonle Sap, the great inland lake that has sustained Cambodia for centuries. More than a million people live on or around the lake, the world’s largest inland ...

AFP

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