Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - PM suggests plastic ban for world’s bays

PM suggests plastic ban for world’s bays

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Ochheuteal beaches in Preah Sihanouk. TOURISM MINISTRY

PM suggests plastic ban for world’s bays

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the World-Bays Club to look into the possibility of banning the use of plastic at all beautiful bays around the world.

The request was made when he met with Michel Bujold, president of the World-Bays Club, in Preah Sihanouk province on December 10 on the sideline of 16th World Congress of the World-Bays Club, according to Hun Sen’s personal assistant Eang Sophalleth.

During the meeting, Sophalleth said Michel Bujold also praised Prime Minister Hun Sen for turning the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity to develop infrastructure in the country, especially in Preah Sihanouk province.

“The World-Bays Club delegation learned that the prime minister has changed the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity. He had used the Covid-19 hiatus to construct road infrastructure, drainage, water treatment facilities and beautified the town by installing traffic lights. It can be said Preah Sihanouk province is glitteringly beautiful,” said Bujold.

Bujold also praised Cambodia for its successes in Covid-19 control, leading to a full society reopening in November of last year, and enabling it to host world summits recently, including the 16th World Congress of the World-Bays Club.

He also said he was happy that Hun Sen will travel to Europe soon and while there he will share his experiences in peace seeking, including his comments on the situation in Ukraine.

“Peace gives birth to rights to life and other rights, development, infrastructure development, as well as the annual Sea Festival to attract tourists, which supports the Cambodian economy,” Hun Sen said.


  • Wing Bank opens new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004

    Wing Bank celebrates first anniversary as commercial bank with launch of brand-new branch. One year since officially launching with a commercial banking licence, Wing Bank on March 14 launched a new branch in front of Orkide The Royal along Street 2004. The launch was presided over by

  • Siem Reap airport to close after new one opens

    After the new Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (SAI) opens in October, the existing complex serving the northwestern province will be “completely closed”, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) spokesman Sin Chansereyvutha. SAI developer Angkor International Airport Investment (Cambodia) Co Ltd (AIAI) last month

  • Girl from Stung Meanchey dump now college grad living in Australia

    After finishing her foundational studies at Trinity College and earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne in 2022, Ron Sophy, a girl who once lived at the Stung Meanchey garbage dump and scavenged for things to sell, is now working at a private

  • Rare plant fetches high prices from Thai, Chinese

    Many types of plants found in Cambodia are used as traditional herbs to treat various diseases, such as giloy or guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) or aromatic/sand ginger (Kaempferia galangal) or rough cocklebur (Xanthium Strumartium). There is also a plant called coral, which is rarely grown

  • Ministry using ChatGPT AI to ‘ease workload’; Khmer version planned

    The Digital Government Committee is planning to make a Khmer language version of popular artificial intelligence (AI) technology ChatGPT available to the public in the near future, following extensive testing. On March 9, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications revealed that it has been using the

  • Cambodia returns 15M Covid jabs to China

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia will return 15 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to China for donation to other countries. The vaccines in question were ordered but had not yet arrived in Cambodia. While presiding over the Ministry of Health’s annual meeting held on