A young man trying to fish in Boeung Tompun next to a recent sand filled site in Phnom Penh. Photo: Enric Catala

Phnom Penh’s vanishing lakes put Cambodian capital in peril – and harm livelihoods of fishermen, farmers

  • Since 1997, 15 of the 25 largest lakes and canals in Phnom Penh have been filled in with sand and mud to make way for developments
  • During the rainy season, when fierce storms batter the country daily, the loss of lakes increases the risk of severe floods
Topic |   Cambodia

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A young man trying to fish in Boeung Tompun next to a recent sand filled site in Phnom Penh. Photo: Enric Catala
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