Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Tonle Sap-Mekong stabilizing sought

Tonle Sap-Mekong stabilizing sought

Tonle Sap-Mekong stabilizing sought

The Mekong River Commission and the Cambodia National Mekong Committee

are planning to undertake work on the junction of the Tonle Sap, Mekong and and Tonle

Bassac beside Phnom Penh.

The "Chaktomuk junction" as it is known has been moving downstream at a

rate of 10 meters a year.

The MRC said this natural phenomenon, in conjunction with expansion of the city south

of the Cambodiana hotel, had led to heavy erosion of the populated banks of Koh Norea,

and a reduction in the number of sea going ships prepared to travel up river to Phnom

Penh.

There is also again a deep scour hole in the Tonle Bassac which is once again threatening

to undermine the foundations of the Monivong (Vietnamese) bridge. This happened in

1964 causing the bridge to collapse.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman