Preah Sihanouk lake, once a fresh water source, to become tourist site

Source : Phnom Penh Post

A truck dumps soil into a lake in Sihanoukville. The local government has planned to turn the lake into tourist destination. Photo supplied

Praek Tup, a natural lake located in village 1, commune 3, Sihanoukville, will be developed into a tourist destination, Preah Sihanouk provincial spokesman Or Saroeun told The Post on Tuesday.

The lake was once a source of fresh water for the people. Continue reading

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The Song Saa reserve launched in Siem Reap

Source : Khmer Times 

Song Saa Private Island is one of the projects by the company. Supplied

The owners of Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia’s first luxury coastal resort yesterday announced the launch of a new project, the Song Saa Reserve which is located in Siem Reap.

Rory Hunter, CEO and co-founder of the Song Saa Collective said the inspiration for the project comes from a very special regard for Cambodia, its environment and the people. Continue reading

Chbar Ampov: From traditional to modern

Source : Khmer Times 

Aerial view of Chbar Ampov district. Realestate.com.kh

Development seems to have Phnom Penh almost bursting at its seams. One district, however, still holds plenty of the Kingdom’s natural beauty. That’s not to say Chbar Ampov is remote. In fact, it has all the modern touches of city life. It has plenty of breathtaking views as well. Continue reading

EU reassures NGOs over timber trade with Vietnam

Source : Khmer Times 

Illegal timber stocks set for export to Vietnam. CHRTF

The European Union has quashed concerns of several Cambodia environmental NGOs over a trade deal on tropical timber with Vietnam, saying that the scheme is to promote legally harvested timber, EU Ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said. Continue reading

Boeng Prek Tup project opposed

Source : Khmer Times

The government carved out about 11 hectares from the protected lake for development. DAP News

The Cambodian Youth Party has requested the government reconsider the development of the Boeng Prek Tup lake area in Preah Sihanouk province.

More than 16 hectares of Boeng Prek Tup lake was designated as a freshwater conservation area in 2016 by a government sub-decree. The government had aimed to preserve and protect natural beauty, culture, ecology and biodiversity. Continue reading

Villagers again demand land resolution

Source : Khmer Times

The villagers vowed to return to Phnom Penh if the issue is not addressed. Supplied

Dozens of villagers representing 170 Prek Khsach community households in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district gathered at the Provincial Hall yesterday to petition authorities to speed up land dispute resolution involving two development companies.

A total of 50 villagers gathered at Provincial Hall to demand their right to a deed. They also lobbied for the release of a community representative jailed over the dispute. Continue reading

Prominent Land Rights Activist Meets US Officials After Prison Release

Source : VOA 

A prominent leader of Cambodia’s land rights activist Tep Vanny, second from left, gestures upon the arrival at her home in Boeung Kak, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. A prominent leader of Cambodia’s land rights movement and three women activists who were sent to prison with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith

Tep Vanny was recently released from prison after more than two years in jail for taking part in a protest in Phnom Penh. Continue reading