Project T- Trees for Life
Recently, many people who lived within the grounds of the Angkor Archaeological Park were evicted from their houses and relocated to an area called Run Tak Ek, approximately 40 km from Siem Reap city. This area, once a forest, was cleared many years ago for the farming of cassava and rice. Although the land has been transformed into a new town with schools, markets, and a provincial hall, it remains incredibly barren, lacking trees that could provide cover and shelter for the thousands of relocated residents.
Khiri Reach has collaborated with an NGO called Cambodia Rural Students Trust, which has initiated Project T- Trees for Life. They are raising funds for a tree planting program aimed at bringing much-needed cover and protection to the communities in the area. Families and community members will receive the knowledge necessary to ensure the successful growth and flourishing of these trees, thereby creating a healthier, brighter, and greener environment to live in.
For more information, please visit: https://www.cambodiaruralstudentstrust.org/projectt
In December 2023, our Cambodia Khiri Reach Ambassador and General Manager went to inspect the project area for the first time with the Cambodia Rural Student Trust team.