Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha and local dive businesses have attempted to start an artificial coral reef just off the coast off Koh Rong Samloem – They submerged two large shipping containers to serves as structures for coral habitation.

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Divers Place Coral on a Shipping Container

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Governor Yon Min said that restoring marine ecology around the islands has been a priority and that previous attempts included dropping segments of cement drainage pipes.

“The two containers are sponsored by Oknha [tycoon] Tea Vichet and [his brother] Oknha Tea Sokha,” he said.

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