America Provides US$8.5 Million for Forest Conservation in Cambodia – Friday, 26.6.2009

Posted on 26 June 2009. Filed under: Week 618 |

The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 618

“A statement of the US-based Terra Global Capital said yesterday that this organization and Cambodia had signed an agreement about a project which intends to conserve 60,000 hectares of forest and solve problems for the local people who are cutting down trees to create charcoal to earn their living.

“The statement added that this project will be implemented in Oddar Meanchey and it is expected to continue over a period of 30 years. It is the first Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation project in Cambodia.

“The statement continued that Terra Global Capital had signed an agreement with the Cambodian Forestry Administration to deal with the [international] marketing of carbon credits for the forest which is being maintained by people. This organization will develop a method to measure and monitor the carbon dioxide locked away from the air by the conserved forest in that area, where the rate of deforestation was 3% between 2002 and 2006. This organization creates nine groups of forest communities comprising more than 50 villagers who join to conserve the forest to avoid the cutting down of trees to produce and sell carbon offset credits that will assist all people of that area.

“The director of Community Forestry International, Mr. Mark Poffenberger, who initiated this project said, ‘The success of the Oddar Meanchey project opens the door to long-term financing for Cambodia’s national community forestry program, which could eventually encompass and protect over 2 million hectares of forest.’ The plan in Cambodia is under a project supported by the United Nations called Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, which aims to help developing countries to conserve their forests.” Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #220, 26.6.2009

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Friday, 26 June 2009

Deum Ampil, Vol.3, #220, 26.6.2009

  • The Prime Minister Orders the Eight District Governors [in Phnom Penh] to Curb Down on the [public] Playing of Porn Movies
  • America Provides US$8.5 Million for Forest Conservation in Cambodia

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.8, #1980, 26.6.2009

  • The Human Rights Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Recognizes Improvements in Cambodia, but There Are Still Some Further Needs
  • H1N1 Is Not a Worrying Disease, but It Should Not Be Neglected [according to the Minister of Health, Mr. Mam Bunheng, and the World Health Organization official, Mr. Michael O’ Leary]

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.3, #433, 26.6.2009

  • The Prime Minister Has Just Acknowledged and Stated Publicly that the Preah Vihear Temple Belongs to Cambodia Due to the Achievements of the Former King [Norodom Sihanouk]

Koh Santepheap, Vol.42, #6686, 26.6.2009

  • Troops Follow Samdech Dekchor Hun Sen&apss Order to Protect the Territory: Not to Lose Even One Millimeter and Not to Claim Even One Millimeter of Their [Thai] Territory
  • A/H1N1 Flu Is Found in Four American Citizens [in Phnom Penh]
  • The Prime Minister and the Ministers Are the Same, but Members of the Opposition Are Also the Same; Samdech Dekchor: “I Had My Health Checked Already, and There Is No Problem for 2018” [to stand as the prime ministerial candidate in the national elections]

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.16, #3794, 26.6.2009

  • The Prices of Goods and of Gasoline Continue to Rise, while the Cambodian Government Faces Criticism of Corruption

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.17, #4930, 26.6.2009

  • Samdech Dekchor: I Accept Only One Explanation [when the Thai Deputy Prime Minister comes to negotiate with Cambodia]: That Is to Withdraw Thai Troops from Cambodia
  • 2,700 Workers of the Nankuang Garment Factory Strike to Demand that the Factory Reemploy Two Trade Union Leaders [dismissed when they tried to create a trade union in this factory; it is against the labor law to prohibit the establishment of a trade union – Phnom Penh]
  • Two Men Called Their Friend to the Kim Hong I Guesthouse and Killed Him to Rob His Motorbike – Phnom Penh]
  • A Man Kills a 7-Month-Pregnant Woman, Cutting Her Throat to Rob a 5 Chi Platinum Necklace [the perpetrator was arrested – Takeo]

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