Mok Mareth

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His Excellency
Mok Mareth
Mok Mareth UNDP Oslo 2010.jpg
Minister of the Environment
In office
24 September 1993 – 24 September 2013
Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh
Ung Huot
Hun Sen
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Say Sam Al
Chairman of the National Assembly Commission on Planning and Investment
In office
24 September 2013 – 26 August 2014
Succeeded by Pol Hom
Member of Parliament
for Takéo
Assumed office
27 July 2003
Majority 8,701 (1.68%)
Personal details
Born (1948-01-20) 20 January 1948 (age 69)
Samraong, Takéo, Cambodia
Political party Cambodian People's Party

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.