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More Than 30% of the Size of Ratanakiri Is Contracted to Foreign Companies for Mineral Exploration, Affecting the Environment

By: The Mirror Posted: August-20-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 678

“The rich natural resources in Cambodia, especially gold, gems, and diamonds, attract the attention from foreign investors to invest in mining in Cambodia, and the leading companies are the OZ Company and Southern Gold company of Australia. Also, some Yuon [Vietnamese] companies that do not make their identity known, operating illegally on gold exploitation, siphoning national resources out from Cambodia.

CPP Officials Were to Be Behind the Creation of Reservoirs

By: The Mirror Posted: August-13-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 677

“The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology sent a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen, naming some district governors and commune chiefs, saying that the Ministry suspects them as being involved in collusion to protect illegal reservoirs which are ruining the Tonle Sap lake.

The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority Received the Stockholm Water Supply Award

By: The Mirror Posted: June-09-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 668

“Phnom Penh: The judges of the international award of the Stockholm International Water Institute ['The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is an independent policy institute that seeks sustainable solutions to the world's escalating water crisis'] recently decided to give the Stockholm Water Industry Award for 2010 to the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority. The ceremony to deliver the award will be held in early September 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden. This is the third world-class award that the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority has won.

Support Earth hour in Cambodia

By: Expat Advisory Posted: March-10-2010 in
Expat Advisory


Both hotels will show their support for climate change by turning off their lights for one hour on 27 March, 2010.

PHNOM PEHN, 1st March 2010 – For its second year, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor and Raffles Hotel Le Royal will join Earth Hour, a worldwide climate event led by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund). Together with over one billion people around the globe, they will send a powerful message that it’s possible to take action on global warming.

Dought and The Mekong a quick poll of opinion.

By: pauls Posted: March-10-2010 in

As the levels of water flowing in The Mekong are the lowest recorded in 60 years. Would you have an opinion on this?

My poll question is this..

"With the present drought along the upper reaches of The Mekong. Do you believe the mainstream dams in China are causing the low flows measured in Thailand?"

And you can answer the poll at this URL (right hand side of the page).

Environmental Pollution Has to Be Reduced in Four Industrial Target Areas

By: The Mirror Posted: February-23-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 653

“Phnom Penh: The garment industry, brick kilns, rice milling, and the rubber processing industry are frequently considered by environmentalists as causing environmental pollution, which contributes to climate change in Cambodia as well as producing greenhouse gases, released into the atmosphere, a major source of global warming.

“The Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, is developing strategies to deal with the four target areas to economize the use of raw materials, to reorient the industry to create less pollution, and to use energy resource which effectively cut down environmental pollution.

Experts: Cambodia Has Not Enough Space for Garbage Disposal, while the Need Is Still Growing

By: The Mirrror Posted: December-29-2009 in
The Mirrror

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 645

“Phnom Penh: Cambodia needs millions of dollars for the control of garbage, while there is a forecast that the amount of garbage will increase by many more tonnes per day in Phnom Penh, in Siem Reap, and in Sihanoukville.

“According to a study by the Korean International Cooperation Agency on environmental problems in three big cities in Cambodia, garbage is a major problem at present and in the future.

“The same source added that by now, in Phnom Penh there are about 1,100 tonnes of garbage discarded each day; in Siem Reap 88 tonnes; but there is no figure of the amount of garbage in Sihanoukville. Anyway, the amount is probably not much less than that in Siem Reap.

The Prime Minister Warned Environmental Experts in Relation to the Construction of Hydro-Electric Dams

By: The Mirror Posted: December-09-2009 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 642

“On 7 December 2009, the head of the Royal Government of Cambodia warned some environmental experts who frequently criticized and mentioned endless impacts from the construction of hydro-electric dams. At this point, the Prime Minister stressed that environmental impacts from hydro-electric dams really exist, but there are also much benefits from them, and the construction plans have been studied thoroughly.

“During his visiting to check the construction process of the hydro-electric dam at the Kamchay river in Teuk Chhou district, in Kampot on Monday morning, Samdech Akkak
Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen said, ‘The construction of the hydro-electric dam at Kamchay really creats floods in the upper areas, but it helps us with some points, including:

Luang Prabang Heritage Preservation an Art

By: Kayti Denham Posted: November-16-2009 in
Kayti Denham

The city of Luang Prabang is facing a big challenge - having survived colonisation and communism, can it survive tourism?

Luang Prabang sits in the northern, mountainous region of the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, Laos. Situated on a peninsula at a confluence of the mighty Mekong River and the Nam Khan, this small yet culturally rich city has become a magnet for visitors seeking tranquillity.

Cambodia Can Earn Millions of Dollars from the Carbon Market

By: The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein Posted: August-30-2009 in
The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 627

"With the remaining forest cover in the country and with activities to conserve the environment, Cambodia is thought to be able to earn millions of dollars by selling carbon credits in the volunteer carbon market if Cambodia has experts.

"In Cambodia so far, there are not many people who know how to earn money to be used for development and humanity activities legally from the volunteer carbon market by selling carbon credits, while at present Cambodia is a country that has already ratified the Tokyo environment protocol, and it is considered to be a country that has potential.


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