Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Smart waste collection mobile-app pilot launched in Siem Reap

Smart waste collection through the mobile app “Smart Clean Siem Reap” was launched as a pilot project in four villages in Siem Reap town’s Slakram commune on June 5. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smart-waste-collection-mobile-app-pilot-launched-in-siem-reap

Chinese mango processing factory in Battambang warned for discharging sewage into stream

Battambang provincial authorities have issued a warning letter to a Chinese owner of a mango processing factory that allegedly discharged sewage into O’ Treng stream in Svay Sar Village of Treng commune in Rattanak Mondul district. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/chinese-mango-processing-factory-in-battambang-warned-for-discharging-sewage-into-stream/

Cambodia’s plastic bag imports down 74.6 pct in Q1

Cambodia has reported a significant decline in the imports of plastic bags in the first quarter of 2024, thanks to an ongoing plastics-free campaign, said the Environment Ministry’s news release on April 10, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501471189/cambodias-plastic-bag-imports-down-74-6-pct-in-q1/

Ministry: The Sulfuric Acid spills incident in Nam Khan River in Laos does not affect the quality of the river

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, the authoritative body in such matters, announced that the experts of Laos have confirmed that there was no impact on the quality of the Nam Khan Rive and Mekong River caused by the overturning of chemical trucks. ...

បុគ្គលិក​ ខ្មែរ​ថា​ម​ស៍​
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469929/ministry-the-sulfuric-acid-spills-incident-in-nam-khan-river-in-laos-does-not-affect-the-quality-of-the-river/

Water supply, sanitation coverage in rural Cambodia hits 85 percent, PM

About 85 percent of the rural population in Cambodia now have access to clean water supply and sanitation, Prime Minister Hun Manet said here on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501459775/water-supply-sanitation-coverage-in-rural-cambodia-hits-85-percent-pm/

Ministry of Environment launches clean water campaign to reduce water pollution for people’s health

Clean water is an important source for sustaining life, and in line with this statement, the Ministry of Environment has taken a step towards preventing pollution into the water surface by reducing pollution sources into the water to help protect the health of the people ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449414/ministry-of-environment-launches-clean-water-campaign-to-reduce-water-pollution-for-peoples-health/

Solid waste management in rural Cambodia

A study has been conducted into solid waste management in rural areas, with a White Paper released detailing obstacles and recommendations to overcome them. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/solid-waste-management-in-rural-cambodia

Thailand, Cambodia jointly tackle PM2.5 pollution on border

Thailand’s army and Sa Kaeo provincial administration have joined hands with Cambodian authorities in tackling PM2.5 air pollution on the border between Sa Kaeo province in Thailand’s eastern region and Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province, reported The Nation newspaper. ...

Nheng Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501442027/thai-businessmen-likely-to-invest-1b-in-cambodia/

Air quality exceeds WHO standards: Ministry

The Ministry of Environment has announced that the Kingdom’s air quality exceeds the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO), allaying public fears about air pollution. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/air-quality-exceeds-who-standards-ministry

Thai and Cambodian Prime Ministers to discuss PM2.5

Thailand and Cambodia will form a joint task force to fight transboundaryhaze pollution at a planned meeting between Prime Minister SretthaThavisinand his Cambodian counterpart, Hun Manet in Thailand on Feb 7. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501422547/thai-and-cambodian-prime-ministers-to-discuss-pm2-5/

Air quality cautions issued for dry season

The Ministry of Environment calls on capital and provincial governors to implement government directives for reducing air pollution, noting a decline in air quality during the dry season from December to April. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/air-quality-cautions-issued-for-dry-season

ADB, MPWT build $6.28 million landfill project in Battambang

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has successfully built a 20-hectare controlled landfill in Battambang province, aiming to serve 126,000 people in the community with the capacity to remove 100 tonnes of trash daily for ...

Nheng Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404698/adb-mpwt-build-6-28-million-landfill-project-in-battambang/

ADB, MPWT build $6.28 million landfill project in Battambang

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has successfully built a 20-hectare controlled landfill in Battambang province, aiming to serve 126,000 people in the community with the capacity to remove 100 tonnes of trash daily for ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404698/adb-mpwt-build-6-28-million-landfill-project-in-battambang/

PM urges authorities to improve waste management services

Prime Minister Hun Manet has instructed the relevant ministries and institutions to provide services and guidelines to properly manage waste in accordance with the technical specifications at the local level throughout the country. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501390111/pm-urges-authorities-to-improve-waste-management-services/

‘Zero-plastic’ campaign set for all schools across nation

The Council of Ministers has suggested that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport integrate the “Today I will not use plastic” campaign into all of the schools across the country, from the 2023-2024 academic year onwards. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-plastic-campaign-set-all-schools-across-nation

Ecobatt, environment ministry tackle e-waste

In a joint effort between the Ministry of Environment and Ecobatt Energy Investment International (Ecobatt), over 30 tonnes of electronic waste, including used cell batteries and electrical equipment, were collected between August 2022 and October 2023. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ecobatt-environment-ministry-tackle-e-waste

Expanding gold mine diverts stream in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary

Dead fish and black water ran through the Por Roung river last year due to contamination upstream from an industrial Chinese-owned  mine, residents of Snang An village say. ...

Andrew Califf, Seoung Nimol, and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/expanding-gold-mine-diverts-stream-in-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary/

Waste management project takes shape

The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the World Bank, is poised to launch a project aimed at managing solid and plastic waste in five provinces in the near future. Discussions are underway to expedite the project’s implementation. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-project-takes-shape

Ministry collaborates for cleaner Cambodia

The Ministry of Environment and the Asia Foundation are committed to strengthening solid waste management and ensuring a clean, sanitary, and comfortable environment in Cambodia through fostering community clean-up initiatives and cooperation on solid waste management. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501365609/ministry-collaborates-for-cleaner-cambodia/

NGO vows garbage-free rivers in Phnom Penh by 2028

The River Ocean Cleanup (ROC) pledged to achieve its target of garbage-free rivers in Phnom Penh by 2028, while marking the 6th World Cleanup Day on Saturday. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501362340/ngo-vows-garbage-free-rivers-in-phnom-penh-by-2028/

Cambodia will host the 6th World Clean Day under the theme “Together for a river without garbage”

The National Committee for Clean City Evaluation has announced that Cambodia will hold the 6th World Clean Day from September 16–17, 2023, at Chroy Changva near Sokha Hotel, Phnom Penh, under the theme “Together for a River without Garbage.” ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501360491/cambodia-will-host-the-6th-world-clean-day-under-the-theme-together-for-a-river-without-garbage/

Waste management essential in rural Cambodia

A study by International Development Enterprises (iDE) Cambodia has discovered polluted waters in areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and is urging for waste collection services to be implemented to eliminate affected groundwater and surface water sources.  ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/waste-management-essential-in-rural-cambodia

Japan aids in waste management efforts

Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth highlighted waste management and plastic reduction as priority tasks during his recent meeting with Japanese ambassador to Cambodia Atsushi Ueno. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-aids-waste-management-efforts

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