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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved $50 million in additional financing to help boost agricultural productivity and improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets in 271 communes in Tonle Sap Basin, which is prone to natural calamities.

Read more: ADB Supports Disaster-Resilient Agriculture in Cambodia

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As new development overwhelms Phnom Penh’s aging wastewater management system, the Cambodian capital seeks an ambitious remake.

Read more: One of Asia’s Fastest-Growing Cities Just Got a $1 Billion Plumbing Bill

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Source of income: Tourists and locals travelling in a ferry and boat along the Tonle Sap river during the recent Visak Bochea day in Phnom Penh. — AFP

Phnom Penh - The Tonle Sap is doomed.

The ecosystem of the gigantic lake whose annual flood cycle has been the pulse of Cambodia for millennia, and on which millions depend for food and irrigation is set to spectacularly collapse, throwing into question everything from Cambodia’s food security, to its economy, to its demographics.

Read more: Cambodia facing economic peril

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