Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Capital to impose fines for improper waste disposal

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration will from February impose fines on those who do not sort out their rubbish properly and those who dispose of waste outside of the allocated time slot previously outlined by the municipality. ...

Voun Dara and Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-impose-fines-improper-waste-disposal

NGO delivers waste bins to Phnom Penh schools

The Ministry of Environment has provided an assortment of uniquely shaped rubbish bins to more than 60 Phnom Penh schools to motivate students and staff to properly separate waste, and to promote environmental awareness and beautification of the capital. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-delivers-waste-bins-phnom-penh-schools

Six landfills set to open in 2022

The government is collaborating with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank as well as other development partners to create standardised landfills in some provinces in 2022, with the first being Preah Sihanouk province’s landfill which was opened in November. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-landfills-set-open-2022

New landfill site in Sihanoukville ready for rubbish

Despite the growth of Sihanoukville through its booming construction sector and its rapid development of urban infrastructure, problems related to garbage and solid waste management remain a challenge for the beachside tourist town. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-landfill-site-sihanoukville-ready-rubbish

Home-based Covid patients warned about waste disposal

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng reminded Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms who are treating themselves at home to dispose of their waste properly. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/home-based-covid-patients-warned-about-waste-disposal

Tonle Sap Lake plastics pick-up effort underway

The NGO2 Bamboo Shoot Foundation in cooperation with the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents (CATA) launched an environmental clean-up campaign to pick up plastic waste along the Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap province in order to improve the beauty of the area and increase ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lake-plastics-pick-effort-underway

Capital updates all waste management service fees

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration will introduce new solid waste management fees in the capital to ensure the regular flow of operations and in line with current developments in the country. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-updates-all-waste-management-service-fees

S’ville launches campaign on new garbage rules

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration on Saturday began an information campaign with details of new garbage disposal and collection times. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50958120/sville-launches-campaign-on-new-garbage-rules/

Preah Sihanouk promotes sustainable waste management and cleanliness

A revitalised and aggressive “spruce up” campaign has been embarked upon in Preah Sihanouk province to provide  a clean city with proper waste management to give it an aesthetically good-looking environment to attract tourists. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50955833/preah-sihanouk-promotes-sustainable-waste-management-and-cleanliness/

World Bank to address concern about proposed Kandal landfill

The World Bank said they will address concerns raised by 292 families regarding a landfill project in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district through meetings with all stakeholders. The families have requested that the landfill project in the Prek Raing reservoir area be relocated. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-address-concern-about-proposed-kandal-landfill

NGOs mark World Cleanup Day, bag 8 tonnes of waste

A group of NGOs bagged eight tonnes of rubbish over two days to celebrate World Cleanup Day this year in four provinces. They said the purpose of the event was to urge people to care for the environment and fight climate change by better management ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-mark-world-cleanup-day-bag-8-tonnes-waste

City hall stiffens waste rules, but cites progress

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has issued official rules for residents to follow when disposing of solid waste and warned of legal action in case of non-compliance. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-stiffens-waste-rules-cites-progress

UNDP urges citizens and businesses to turn trash to Compost

UNDP urges people and businesses to use organic waste as compost to avoid dumping it in the littering field, which creates greenhouse gases that harm the environment and the planet.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2021-09-10-1258-223368.html

50 new furnaces burn 100 tonnes Covid waste daily

The Ministry of Environment is installing 50 incinerators to burn medical waste from Covid-19 treatment and quarantine centres in the capital and 20 provinces to solve the problem head-on as about 100 tonnes of this waste was piling up per day across the country.​​ ...

Lay Samean and Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/50-new-furnaces-burn-100-tonnes-covid-waste-daily

Handle Covid waste properly, or else: Phnom Penh official

Phnom Penh Covid-19 patients under home-based treatment and those who care for them could face legal consequences if they fail to properly dispose of waste to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading, in a manner outlined in a recent municipal hall instruction. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/handle-covid-waste-properly-or-else-phnom-penh-official

Kandal province to designate landfill area to improve the management of waste

Kandal Provincial Administration plans to designate the Prek Reang Meteorological Area in Prek Reang Village, Teuk Vil Commune, Saang District, Kandal Province for a landfill site and to improve the management of waste and plastic under the World Bank financing project. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50920070/kandal-province-to-designate-landfill-area-to-improve-the-management-of-waste/

Dangkor district getting tough on waste littering

Heang Nhor, deputy head of Dangkor district’s Office of Public Works, Transport, Sanitation, Environment and Public Order, said the district hall had stopped 12 trailers in the first six months of the year and another four in July. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dangkor-district-getting-tough-waste-littering

Ministries, 2 provinces talk waste management

The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Administration co-chaired a two-day online meeting from August 16-17 with two provincial administrations on identifying locations for landfills, while the Ministry of Environment continues to assist sub-national administrations in procedures to manage urban solid waste. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-2-provinces-talk-waste-management

Disused stone quarry shut due to residual chemicals

Bati district authorities in Takeo province have called on the public to avoid visiting a stone quarry on Chambab Mountain in Tnort commune as the pit is contaminated with chemical residue from trinitrotoluene (TNT) used to break up rocks. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disused-stone-quarry-shut-due-residual-chemicals

Landfill for K Chhnang town nears completion

The construction of a new landfill on more than 12ha in Kampong Chhnang province will be completed by the end of this year, while the provincial governor expected that the landfill will promote beauty and the environment in the town. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landfill-k-chhnang-town-nears-completion

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