The Royal Government of Cambodia has, in a sub-decree, announced the creation of Boeung Yak Lom or Yak Lom Lake multi-use area.
According to the sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen on June 13, 2018, the Boeung Yak Lom multi-use area covers an area of 225 hectares in Sangkat Yak Lom, Banlong city, Rattanakiri province, some 580 kilometres northeast of Phnom Penh capital.
The protection of natural habitats, ecosystems, biodiversity and other natural resources, maintaining of environmental balance, contribution to the reduction of climate change and natural disaster risks, and encouragement of local communities as well as all stakeholders to participate in the protection, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources are among the main purposes of the creation of Boeung Yak Lom multi-use area.
Yak Lom is an attractive site in the province. It is not far from town and great for a swim, picnic, or hike around the crater rim of the old volcano. With tremendous depth of 48 metres, Yak Lom's water is exceptionally clean and crystal clear. The lake is almost perfectly round and measures around 750 metres in diameter.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press