Saturday, October 13, 2007

Cambodia forms body to deal with prospect of onshore oil in Tonle Sap lake

Friday, October 12, 2007

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: The Cambodian government has formed a body to manage the country's Tonle Sap lake basin, which is thought to contain onshore oil and gas reserves, a report said Friday.

Tonle Sap lake, or "Great Lake," is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. It is located about 200 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh and touches six provinces.

The body — named the Tonle Sap Basin Authority — will be headed by Tao Seng Hour, a minister in Prime Minister Hun Sen's government, The Cambodia Daily newspaper reported.

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