Lim Menghour, deputy director of the Mekong Centre for Strategic Studies at the Asian Vision Institute said, “Promoting a new development paradigm under BRI framework will be another main agenda of the visit,’ referring to China’s practice of foregoing the sometimes intrusive and demanding requirements regarding the internal policies of developing countries it provides aid to, in contrast to the US and EU’s traditional insistence that countries who receive aid undertake reforms in areas like democratic governance, civil liberties and human rights.
“Authorities are not resolving our issues over the land. They are forcing us to accept the offer of eight dollars per square meter, and are threatening to simply confiscate the land if we don’t accept.”
Although officials claim that the production of charcoal seriously affects Cambodia’s forest resources, residents living near the Meun Chey international border checkpoint in Prey Veng province say truckloads of the product was sold near the crossing without ever being inspected by authorities.
Cambodia should look beyond China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for growth despite the commerce minister noting the country was receiving big benefits from it, economists say.
The small grant will be handed out to 56 Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) in Preah Vihear, Kratie, Kampong Thom, and Stung Treng between 12 to 18 months for natural resource protection.
The local aspect of the approach covers manufacturing technology locally, which creates jobs and collaboration with local communities. Avoiding imports saves time and cost and reduces the carbon footprint while boosting the local economy.
Results fromf a vulture census at vulture restaurants in Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary of the Mekong Flooded Forest Landscape revealed that the combined number of the three vulture species has doubled in this area during the past two months, from 20 birds in late June to 41 in late August.
Remarks from a pre-recorded video that was broadcasted at the Taiyuan Energy Low Carbon Development Forum 2021 on September 3, the first of the two-day event, held both virtually and in-person under the theme “Energy, Climate and Environment”. The forum was attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, and leaders of many other countries.
Thailand is being blamed for repeatedly not following the spirit of a memorandum of understanding, which states that the Thais must provide advance information about when the gates are opened so that Cambodia can prepare.