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Chi Phat saved from destructive Titanium mine

Monday, April 11th, 2011

A late minute intervention by Prime minister, Hun Sen, has saved a thriving community-based tourism project in Cambodia's Koh Kong Province from a planned, highly destructive, Titanium mine. The mine project, by the United Khmer Group, was rumoured to have been just a cover to gain access to the ...

Koh Kong Titanium Mine to go ahead

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

The Cambodian Government yesterday approved a land concession in the heart of dense forest in Koh Kong Province for a titanium mine that environmentalists say will devastate dozens of endangered species and clear thousands of hectares of trees in Cambodia's Cardamom mountains. I visited Chi Phat, the area that will be ...

Big development plans for Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Friday, August 6th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_1184" align="alignright" width="450" caption="Phu Quoc Beaches"][/caption] Thirteen new tourism projects have been licensed on Phu Quoc Island, the largest island in Vietnam, located in the Gulf of Siam facing the Cambodian coast, with a combined investment totalling approximately USD 154 million. The projects include a luxury retreat with leisure, entertainment and ...

Cambodia Takes to the Roads in Building Spree

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

By THOMAS FULLER Published in The New York Times: January 18, 2010 SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA — Bullet by bullet, workers removed the detritus of Cambodia’s past. They pulled 300 land mines and 30,000 rounds of ammunition from the red dirt and then laid down a thick layer of asphalt. Today, what would ...

Luxury Saigon-Nha Trang Railway Route to be launched this month

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

The Saigon Railway Transport Company has announced it will operate a new two-way luxury railway route from Saigon to Nha Trang commencing on August 22nd, 2008. They say the new rail service will include 14 carriages with 7 cabins in each and is designed with interior decorations of a five-star ...