Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Youth group campaigns for refusal of plastics use

The Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) launched a 4Rs campaign – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – with the slogan “refusal to use plastics starts with you” to urge youths and others to reduce their plastic use, which they believe is harmful to the health ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-group-campaigns-refusal-plastics-use

Japan donates 10 rubbish trucks to ministry for use in 11 towns, districts

The government of Japan has donated 10 new bin lorries to the Ministry of Environment, which has added an additional five trucks. The fifteen sanitation support vehicles will be distributed to several provinces in order to expand waste collection services. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-10-rubbish-trucks-ministry-use-11-towns-districts

Waste collection fee defaulters to be ‘shamed’

People not paying for solid waste management services face being publicly humiliated warned the Phnom Penh municipal government yesterday, adding that the new waste collection fee list was introduced in November 2021, but many residents and businesses have failed to implement it. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501095722/waste-collection-fee-defaulters-to-be-shamed/

Phnom Penh late waste service fees due June 15

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has reminded residents and business owners who have failed to pay for their rubbish and solid waste collection service fees that they must settle the bills by June 15, or risk additional penalties including a record of unpaid debt and ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-late-waste-service-fees-due-june-15

Koh Kong ‘plastic-free’ campaign underway

Koh Kong provincial authorities have chosen four key locations where they will erect billboards explaining the idea of “Plastic-free Zones” to educate the public on the prevention and reduction of plastic use. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-plastic-free-campaign-underway

Koh Sdach’s rubbish campaign aiming for big sea-coast clean-up

Authorities in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district – in collaboration with partner organisations – have carried out patrols and educated people and tourists on Koh Sdach, or King Island, on why they should not dispose of rubbish on the beach or in the sea, ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-sdachs-rubbish-campaign-aiming-big-sea-coast-clean

New Mlech water treatment plant in Kampot inaugurated

The new Mlech Water Treatment Plant in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district, which can produce 2,000 cubic metres of clean water a day, was formally inaugurated to meet the needs of the people in the area as well as in neighbouring Takeo province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-mlech-water-treatment-plant-kampot-inaugurated

Kampong Thom water treatment plant online

The Kampong Thom Provincial Administration is set to launch a new clean water production plant in April. The plant – located in Stung Sen town’s Prey Tahou commune and built with the assistance of a grant from the Japanese government – will have the capacity ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thom-water-treatment-plant-online

City Hall: Cooperation key to clean-up

Phnom Penh municipal deputy governor Keut Che told environmentalist youth groups not to misuse environmental forums for political purposes and to work professionally and in cooperation with relevant authorities on environmental issues and rubbish clean-up in the capital. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-cooperation-key-clean

World Bank commits $60 million for five waste management sites

Several ministries and the World Bank have been studying plans for a project to improve solid and plastic waste management in the towns and districts of five provinces.​​ ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-commits-60-million-five-waste-management-sites

Wastewater plant breaks ground

Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the Choeung Ek Wastewater Treatment Facility – to be built using more than $20 million in aid from Japan – in Chak Angre Leu commune’s Prek Ta Kong I village of Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wastewater-plant-breaks-ground

Increase in air particulates raises concerns: Ministry

The Ministry of Environment has instructed its municipal and provincial departments to take measures to control air quality, after some control stations showed that air quality levels have dropped. Of particular concern was the increase in particulate matter (PM10) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), which ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/increase-air-particulates-raises-concerns-ministry

Ministry of Environment says air quality situation across the country has deteriorated

According to the results of air quality monitoring from monitoring stations installed by the Ministry of Environment in the capitals and provinces across the country, the air quality situation has decreased, especially the concentration of PM10 inert particles and PM2.5 which may rise above the ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501016986/ministry-of-environment-says-air-quality-situation-across-the-country-has-deteriorated/

Action proposed to reduce air pollution by 2030

The Environment Ministry estimates that the total PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) emissions by 2030 will reach 98.5 thousand tonnes of black carbon and various short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) that have a common source, so measures to reduce air pollution must be implemented now. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501013260/action-proposed-to-reduce-air-pollution-by-2030/

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

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