A total nine hydropower dams are slated for completion by 2019, able to produce enough energy to power the country.
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum to discuss issues facing Cambodian development.
All nine were arrested Saturday and accused of trafficking organs from the Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital.
In the countryside, especially in former Khmer Rouge areas, the verdict was met with mixed reactions.
Nuon Chea, 87, and Khieu Samphan, 82, are facing charges for their roles as leaders within the movement
Thursday’s verdict will be a landmark moment for the court, which has so far only tried one other Khmer Rouge member.
Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries are preparing for a major regional meeting, which will be held in Burma Aug. 10.
Many Cambodians remain angered that the area, called Kampuchea Krom, or Lower Cambodia, in Khmer, was partitioned to Vietnam by the French in 1949.
The charges, including incitement of rioting, carry up to 30 years in prison.
Mu Sochua, a popular representative of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was arrested, among other party officers, in the aftermath of the violence.
The Constitutional Council last week said in a unanimous decision the drafts are viable and can be signed into the law.
Cambodia went before the UN Human Rights Council June 26, where officials rejected four of 205 rights recommendations made earlier this year.
Experts say the 10 Southeast nations that comprise the bloc have many domestic political and security issues that must be ironed out.
Fish are the main source of protein for many Cambodians, who consume about 63 kilograms of fish per year.
Mann Sophal says hydroponic farming is easier than traditional farming, but it does require some know-how about the equipment and the water.
Wildlife conservation officials say the practice of serving wild meat in Cambodia is endangering many of its animals, along with other forms of trafficking.
The US issued its annual “Trafficking in Persons” report Friday, rating countries around the world on their attempts to fight the crime.
In a statement Friday, Adhoc, a leading rights group in Cambodia, called the methods in which Cambodians are being expelled “uncivilized [and] inhumane.”
Real estate investment in the first quarter of this year was $1.4 billion, according to Land Management figures.
The US has been criticized for its military aid to Cambodia, following violent crackdowns on demonstrations this year.