The Battambang provincial Department of Environment has dug up nearly 100 cubic metres of high-grade koki timber from the Stung Sangke riverbed in the Samlaut Multiple Use Area, said department director Kort Boran.
He said a working group dug for two months, from May 7 this year to July 6. A trader from Sangke district named Ream Phearum was commissioned to lead the project in the protected forest area in north-western Cambodia.
“Operators on this project found and collected nearly 100 cubic metres of timber. Most of the timber is koki that was felled during the civil war in the 1980s. But the logs are still of good quality and can be processed into furniture or houses Boran said.