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Cambodia to host Seas of East Asia general assembly in 2021

A woman walks outside the Royal Palace which has being closed for visitors as precaution against the coronavirus outbreak in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 19 March 2020 (Photo: Reuters/Cindy Liu). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

PHNOM PENH, Sep 5, 2020, Khmer Times. Cambodia will host a general assembly of the Seas of East Asia (SEA) and the 7th Ministerial Forum for Partnerships in Environmental Management for SEA next year, Khmer Times reported.

Eang Sophalleth, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Environment said this at an official opening ceremony of a dissemination seminar on the results of the implementation of Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-AES) here in Phnom Penh.

Those two events to be hosted by Cambodia, continued Mr Sophalleth, will take place from Dec. 1 to 4, 2021 in Preah Sihanouk province, under the presidency of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

As for the implementation of the five-year SDS-AES project (2015-2019), it was made possible through the support of the Global Environment Facility-GEF and in cooperation with the Partnerships in Environmental Management for SEA (PEMSEA), and it was postponed until 2020 due to COVID-19.

The project is being implemented in Cambodia’s provinces of Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk focusing on policies and institutional mechanisms in response to climate exchange, risk and pollution reduction, shelter protection, fisheries rehabilitation and management of city and sea waste.

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