Three institutions tasked to restore Tonle Sap Lake to conserve fish species

Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen has tasked three institutions to work together to restore and deepen the Tonle Sap bed aiming to conserve fish species. In a special statement delivered on May 27, the Prime Minister said that from year to year, the Tonle Sap becomes shallower due to the influx of sediment and fallen tree leaves into the lake. The Premier ordered the Tonle Sap Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology to jointly work with authorities of the provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap on the lake bed restoration. “Normally, during the rainy season, the water always brings sediment in the Tonle Sap area with fallen leaves, making our Tonle Sap Lake shallower, therefore make it difficult for fish conservation,” he said.

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