Mok Mareth

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Mok Mareth

Mok Mareth UNDP Oslo 2010.jpg
Minister of Environment
In office
24 September 1993 – 23 September 2013
Prime MinisterNorodom Ranariddh
Ung Huot
Hun Sen
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySay Sam Al
Chairman of the National Assembly Commission on Planning and Investment
In office
23 September 2013 – 26 August 2014
Succeeded byPol Hom
Member of Parliament
for Takéo
Assumed office
27 September 2003
Majority8,701 (1.68%)
Personal details
Born (1948-01-20) 20 January 1948 (age 71)
Samraong, Takéo, Cambodia
Political partyCambodian People's Party
Alma materRoyal University of Agronomy Science
University of Toulouse (PhD)

Mok Mareth (born 20 January 1948) is a Cambodian politician and former Minister of the Environment. He was born in Rumchang, Samraŏng District, Takeo province, Cambodia.

Political career[edit]

Mareth was named a Senior Minister in the Cambodian Government in 2004 and is a member of the ruling Cambodian People's Party. He served as head of the Ministry of Environment from 1993 to 2013.[1] Mok was also elected a Member of Parliament for Takeo province in 2003. He formerly served as Vice Minister of Agriculture (1989–1993) and Vice Governor of Phnom Penh (1987–1989). Prior to these positions he served as vice president and president of the Phnom Penh party committee (1981–1987).


A natural scientist by training, Mareth earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy and fisheries engineering from the University of Agronomy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1971 and his PhD in animal and aquatic biology from Paul Sabatier University, in Toulouse, France in 1974. After completing his doctoral work, he was a biological researcher at ORSTROM in France (1976–1979).[2]


  1. ^ Who's Who: The most influential people in Cambodia 2007-2008, MBN International, Phnom Penh, 2007
  2. ^ Robert Carmichael (16 August 2002). "Minister of Environment, H.E. Mok Mareth". The Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 5 November 2016.