Dara Chan

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Administration & Environmental Protection


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Wernhult, Sven-Åke.


The Dissertation is a study of the management systems and strategies of the maritime administration which can be followed and implemented for the future maritime development in Cambodia. It consists of six chapters, each of which relates and connects with the subject. First of all, an overview of Cambodia is presented by including its historical background, government management system, and the economic status with a potential growth of domestic products, and external trade. A brief look is also taken at the challenge for all modes of transport in Cambodia. A general description of the marine affairs of Cambodia is also given, consisting of a short history of the Cambodian Maritime Administration, the present maritime activities, and plans for future maritime development. In addition, some parts of the responsibilities of maritime administration, the involvement of regulatory authorities with their mandates are investigated. The most specific responsibilities for the prevention and protection of the marine environment at present is delegated to the Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with other relevant institutions.