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Administration Seeks Input on Reforestation

The government made a step toward repairing some of its lost forest cover Friday, adopting a sub-decree to help individuals, communities or even businesses apply for tree replanting.

Lim Sokhun, secretary of state for the Ministry of Agriculture, said this week the sub-decree aims to promote sustainable forests and help the environment.

Areas that can be nominated for replanting include those that are damaged by blight, disease, fire, illegal logging or typhoon.

Any individual or group can submit an area for reforestation, but they must be a Cambodian national and must live near the suggested area.

Cambodia has lost wide swaths of forest due to illegal logging since the 1990s.