environment
Sihanoukville Bay View. Image: Vanvan

New Governor Pledges Tough Action in Troubled S’Ville

Kouch Chamroeun, transferred to head the troubled Preah Sihanouk province after an unlicensed Chinese construction collapsed and killed 28 there last week, vowed to eliminate the inattention of authorities and protect “the beauty of the coastal city.”

Electricity Body Says Coming Rain Could Stem Blackouts

Just one of the eight turbines at the 400-MW Lower Sesan 2 dam are presently operating due to low water levels, an official said, with the past week’s brief smattering of rain doing little to alleviate nationwide power outages.

Sihanoukville Casino Leaking Sewage, Activists Say

Dark discharges of sewage are being released into Sihanoukville’s Independence Beach, environmental activists say, contradicting a recent proclamation by Land Minister Chea Sophara that he had reined in polluting seaside businesses.

$21 Million Project for Prey Lang Draws Skepticism

Environmentalists protecting the Prey Lang forest expressed skepticism as the Environment Ministry pledged renewed commitments to conservation at the launch of a $21-million U.S.-funded consulting project for the sanctuary.