Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told Khmer Times that the report needs no response because it was a legitimate report that some civil society organisations had stolen to feed the conflict, serve the political agenda and their donors only.
The southernmost province of Ca Mau currently has more than 300,000 ha of aquaculture area, including over 158,000 ha of extensive shrimp farming and nearly 8,600 ha of intensive shrimp farming. However, experts say that if local farmers fail to adopt strict environmental protection measures in aquaculture, it will pollute water sources serving production activities.
So far, few countries in the region have tied green components to their stimulus packages, which contain some environmentally harmful measures
The Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape Area in Takeo province – renowned as a habitat for many species of rare water and migratory birds – is set to be designated a Ramsar site, or a wetland of international importance.
The money was used to build irrigation works, and sluices and embankments that prevent saltwater intrusion and floods, according to the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The study shows for the first time the combined effect of climate change and human impact on salt intrusion at the scale of a mega delta such as the Mekong Delta. This means that the window of opportunity for limiting further salt intrusion is much shorter than previously considered.
The dam near Luang Prabang – both a World Heritage site and an seismically active zone – is “an irresponsible gamble,” experts argue.
“Cambodia can expect to graduate from Least Developed Country status towards the end of the 2020s. The time to prepare new sources of financing is now as this report makes clear.”
Birdlife collaborated with the Ministry of Environment to rehabilitate the flooded forests in the Prek Lpou Lake area in Koh Andet district, Takeo province. They plan to restore the flooded forest habitat for fish and the birds in the area.
The overlaid maps paint the gravest picture in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Guangzhou, China, where an estimated 50-60% of factories will be below the level of the average annual coastal flood by the end of the decade.