Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - VSO project aids fishing communities




VSO project aids fishing communities

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) hold a closing project workshop yesterday. Voun Dara

VSO project aids fishing communities

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) completed a two-year project in Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Thom provinces that created 20 fishing communities and directly influenced the lives of more than 75,000 Cambodians.

Bunh Rith, head of the Development Project of Sustainable and Inclusive Fisheries and Livelihoods in the Tonle Sap Region (SIFAL), said the project included input from local communities, regional authorities, wildlife experts, private companies, civil society and fishery officials.

“In the 20 communities, we created 20 preserved locations, which is about 183.6ha. We held over 300 activities in cooperation with local authorities to produce the results for the fishing communities,” Bunh said.

Yeng Morng, the committee head of Ko village in Kampong Thom, said that the VSO project, improved fish-processing methods, which in turn increased the price of the villages’ catch.

“In two years, our community changed a lot and we now have poultry and fish farming,” he said.

And Ton Lim, a community representative from Kampong Thom province, said: “We can catch more fish and process fish into other products such as dried fish and smoked fish that can be sold.”

MOST VIEWED

  • All inbound flights set to face added scrutiny

    Ministry of Health spokesperson Or Vandine said on Monday that the ministry is monitoring all inbound flights, after it was announced that only those from Malaysia and Indonesia will be temporarily cancelled from August 1. Vandine said on Monday that the two countries were identified as

  • Flights from Indonesia, Malaysia cancelled

    A Ministry of Health official has warned of the possibility of Covid-19 spreading through community transmission after the total infected cases in the Kingdom rose to 225. Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine told reporters on Saturday that the possibility of community transmission cannot be overlooked and that

  • Man in quarantine dies of ‘overdose’

    The Ministry of Health on Thursday said a Cambodian migrant worker who died while being isolated at a quarantine centre in Tbong Khmum province’s Kroch Chhmar district may have died from syncope or overdose of tablets. In a statement, the ministry said the 21-year-old

  • Ministry set to reopen 20 schools in August

    The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will allow 20 high-safety-standards schools to reopen next month despite new cases of Covid-19 in the country. Ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha wrote in a Telegram message on Wednesday that the schools are in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.