Authorities struggle to relocate river families

Source : Khmer Times 

Authorities in Kampong Chhnang province have been struggling to relocate thousands of river-dwelling families. KT/Mai Vireak

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said provincial authorities have faced challenges while relocating thousands of Khmer Cham and ethnic Vietnamese residents living on the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province.

Speaking to hundreds of government officials in Tboung Khmum province, Mr Kheng said Kampong Chhnang was the first province to relocate hundreds of people living on floating villages to dry land in a bid to protect the environment. Continue reading

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Minister defends relocation

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Interior Minister Sar Kheng defends authorities’ plan to relocate Vietnamese families living in houseboats on the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province. SAM RITH

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday defended the actions of Cambodian authorities in relocating Vietnamese nationals living in houseboats on the Tonle Sap river in Kampong Chhnang province, saying the “volunteer” policy came on the back of “environmental” concerns.
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Yuetai Group’s Phnom Penh Harbour Bay set to break ground early 2019

Source : Phnom Penh Post

n artist’s impression of the Harbour Bay towers, Yuetai Group Co Ltd’s Phnom Penh Harbour Bay or ‘The City Gate’ development project along the riverfront will begin construction in the first quarter of next year. Supplied

Yuetai Group Co Ltd’s Phnom Penh Harbour Bay or “The City Gate” development project along the riverfront will begin construction in the first quarter of next year, while some projects are completely sold out, said the company’s sales supervisor, Srey Pich. Continue reading

Wildlife Alliance CEO makes Forbes hero list

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Suwanna Gauntlett, Wildlife Alliance founder and CEO went on missions recently. Wildlife Alliance

Wildlife Alliance founder and CEO Suwanna Gauntlett made it to Forbes Asia’s Annual Heroes of Philanthropy list, which highlights some of the region’s noteworthy givers, the magazine said on Wednesday. Continue reading

Defendants plea hearing delay

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Kuoy ethnic community members were sued in 2015 after they allegedly seized two bulldozers in a land dispute with the company, Lan Feng. Supplied

An NGO worker and six Kuoy ethnic community members from Brame commune in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district requested on Wednesday a delay of their court hearing over a land dispute dating to 2014. Continue reading

RAC launches free online environment protection course

Source : khmer Times 

The workshops at Sambor Prei Kuk focus on environment. KT/Say Tola

The Royal Academy of Cambodia launched a free e-learning programme to teach the public about environment management and policies in the Kingdom.

Speaking at the launch, RAC president Sok Touch expressed his satisfaction over programme which was developed in collaboration with the Korea Environment Institute. Continue reading

Better roads, key to real estate growth

Source : Khmer Times 

For long term real estate growth, Cambodia needs to improve its infrastructure – especially roads – across the country. Realestate.com.kh

Cambodia is undergoing a massive population shift. Day by day, Kingdom residents become both more connected by technology and more urbanised. Job opportunities are drawing an increasing number of people to the capital and industries are rushing to keep up. Continue reading