A truck used to haul sand and gravel pulls into a village on Koh Dach on Friday, April 22, 2022. (Andrew Haffner/VOD)

Silk Island Development Strains Roads, Locals Say

Increasing development on Koh Dach, known in English as Silk Island, is breaking down the island community’s older roads with no clear plans yet to rebuild, residents say.

A fisherman paddles his boat on Tompun Lake to collect fish on June 26, 2020. (Seav Meng/VOD)

Satellite City Request for State Lake Rebuffed

As satellite city developments spring up on water bodies all across the country, the government last week rebuffed one such request on 1,000 hectares of a Kandal province lake, a cabinet document shows.