Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Ministry drafting urban solid waste management policy

The financial policy committee of the Ministry of Economy and Finance is drafting the “Urban Solid Waste Management 2019-2028” policy to address waste management in Phnom Penh. Once approved, it will protect public health and the environment. Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth, who ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-drafting-urban-solid-waste-management-policy

Malaysia urged to invest in waste management

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al on Tuesday welcomed Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim and encouraged Malaysians to invest in the Kingdom’s waste management sector. The Ministry of Environment said in a Facebook post: “Say Sam Al encouraged and warmly welcomed cooperation ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malaysia-urged-invest-waste-management

Investment on ‘waste to energy’ boosted

Investment on converting waste to energy in Cambodia has been boosted as part of urban garbage management in what officials said would help to keep the country clean and generate power for the grid. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679839/investment-on-waste-to-energy-boosted

Single-use plastics targeted in schools across Siem Reap

The Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST) in cooperation with the Ministries of Environment, and Education, Youth and Sport will implement a plastic bag reduction project initially covering 20 schools in Siem Reap province. Ministry of Environment secretary of state Neth Pheaktra said on Thursday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/single-use-plastics-targeted-schools-across-siem-reap

PM orders ministries to step up in battle against pollution

To ensure public health and safety, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday signed a directive calling on relevant ministries, institutions and sub-national administrations to lead the charge on reducing air pollution in the Kingdom. The directive said that measures carried out by the authorities to ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-ministries-step-battle-against-pollution

Government issues a directive to curb air pollution in Kingdom

With concern over increased air pollution affecting people’s health, the government yesterday issued a directive ordering all institutions to prevent and reduce emissions. According to a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday, pollutants are produced by factories, vehicles, forest fire, rubbish and waste burning ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676086/government-issues-a-directive-to-curb-air-pollution-in-kingdom

Gov’t set to act on plastic waste

The government, civil societies and relevant partners have jointly committed to acting on the plastic waste crisis that is adversely affecting the environment, wildlife and public health. The joint commitment was made on Tuesday during the “Action Against Plastic Waste in Cambodia” forum in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-set-act-plastic-waste

Kingdom-Hungary sewage solutions in the pipeline

The Ministry of Environment has announced that it will collaborate with Hungary to implement a pilot project to solve sewage system issues in towns in some provinces. A representative for the Hungarian Embassy in Cambodia, Zoltan Gyorgy Horvath, met with the ministry’s secretary of state, Sao ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-hungary-sewage-solutions-pipeline

Institute unveils project to tackle waste crisis

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) yesterday held a presentation in front of local authorities on a project that aims to tackle the waste crisis Cambodia is facing. ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665270/institute-unveils-project-to-tackle-waste-crisis/

Contaminated stream leads to water scarcity

Some 100 families are left with no access to clean water after fish were spotted dead at their water sources – the O’Droun and O’Kles Klork streams – in Sambor district’s Kbal Damrei commune, Kratie province, O’Por village chief Sok Yoeun said on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/contaminated-stream-leads-water-scarcity

Preah Sihanouk province poised to generate power from recycled waste

Chinese-owned Li Yu Heng Cambodia Construction expressed its plan to invest in using recycled waste to generate power for consumption in Preah Sihanouk province. The plan was hatched due to the rising demand for electricity as business and investment activities are growing in the province. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/preah-sihanouk-province-poised-generate-power-recycled-waste

Environment Ministry prepares to ban single-use plastic products

The Environment Ministry is preparing a sub-decree to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products to reduce plastic pollution in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659041/environment-ministry-prepares-to-ban-single-use-plastic-products/

Ministry to crack down on littering scourge

The Environment Ministry yesterday warned that it will enforce laws to stop indiscriminate disposal of rubbish, including by fining offenders. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told reporters at its annual meeting that several laws are already in place to deal with the issue, but they have not ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657109/ministry-to-crack-down-on-littering-scourge/

PM: Utility bill to be separated

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered that waste collection fees be removed from electricity invoices issued by Cambodian national utility company Electricite du Cambodge (EdC). The decision will take effect from January. The move came a day after the government revoked the business licence ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-utility-bill-be-separated

Asean discusses environment in Siem Reap

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth on Tuesday urged Asean countries to cooperate in addressing illegal trans-boundary flows of waste that have affected the region in recent months. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-discusses-environment-siem-reap

Asean urged to tackle issue of haze

Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth yesterday said that Asean should enhance coordination, management and increase resources to cope with forest fires and trans-boundary haze pollution. He was speaking at the opening of the 15th Asean Ministerial Meeting for the Environment in Siem Reap city. “Asean ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649194/asean-urged-to-tackle-issue-of-haze/

Governor seeks World Bank’s help to tackle waste woes

Due to the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s coastal city of Sihanoukville, the amount of rubbish being produced daily has skyrocketed from just 100 to 200 tonnes per day in 2015 to a staggering 1,000 tonnes today, prompting Preah Sihanouk’s governor to request World Bank ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649191/governor-seeks-world-banks-help-to-tackle-waste-woes/

Ministry warns of rise in single-use plastic waste

The Environment Ministry and representatives of European Union member states yesterday reminded people to reduce single-use plastic waste, which make up 20 percent of 10,000 tonnes of garbage produced in the Kingdom daily. The appeal was made at the end of the EU’s Green Weeks campaign ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648444/ministry-warns-of-rise-in-single-use-plastic-waste-2/

Japan to provide $28 million grant for PP sewage infrastructure

Japan has awarded Cambodia a three billion yen ($27.9 million) grant for a sewer development project in Phnom Penh to help ease flooding in parts of the capital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on Wednesday. Its minister who is also Deputy ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-provide-28-million-grant-pp-sewage-infrastructure

Kandal site considered to replace Dangkor dumpsite

Phnom Penh authorities are looking for sites that can replace the Dangkor landfill on the outskirts of the city, a high-ranking official announced said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644895/kandal-site-considered-to-replace-dangkor-dumpsite/

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