PM Hun Sen: Phnom Tamao Forest to Become Protected Area

The forest area at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre in Bati district, Takeo province will become a protected area and no one can touch it, underlined Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in a special voice message last night.

The Premier thus ordered the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to prepare a royal decree designating Phnom Tamao zone as a protected area.

According to Samdech Techo Hun Sen, more than 1,000 personnel of the Bodyguard Unit and 113 machines have been deployed to help make the 530 hectares of cleared land ready for tree replanting.

Luxury wood saplings will be replanted there, he pointed out, adding that in the near future, the cleared land will be turned into an arboretum.

On Aug. 7, 2022, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen issued an order to write off all permissions for the exchange and development of forest area at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, and the company that cleared the land is required to stop its activities and replant trees on the cleared land.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press