The 'Our Rivers, Our Life' campaign is a regional biodiversity campaign in South East Asian countries. The seven country members work to protect the health and biodiversity of 11 rivers: the Salween (Burma), Mekong (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam ), Mae Kok, Nan, Mae Ping and Mae ing (Thailand), Vaiko (Cambodia), Agusan and Rio Grande De Mindanao (Pulagi) (Philippines), Cisadane (Indonesia), the Dong Nai and Saigon (Vietnam) and the Xedone and Xelanong (Laos).
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Cambodia's Hun Sen assumes role of environmental champion
Date: December 18, 2012
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is claiming to have shunned billions of dollars on the table to exploit titanium ore in the south west of the country in order to preserve the country’s forests.
According toXhinua, speaking during the inauguration of an automotive electronic parts factory Hun Sen said: “According to a feasibility study, titanium ore deposit in Chhiphat district in Koh Kong province is estimated at USD30 billion, but to exploit the mineral, it is required to destroy about 20,000 hectares of forest.”
He said he had refused an exploitation license in order to protect forest and wildlife habitat and to prevent sea water pollution.