Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Siem Reap plastic waste campaign nets nearly 2,000 bags, NGO says

More than 300 families from fishing communities in Siem Reap province’s Puok district have joined a campaign to collect plastic waste from areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and their houses. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-plastic-waste-campaign-nets-nearly-2000-bags-ngo-says

As ecotourism grows in popularity, so does a garbage problem

After a lengthy trek from the nearest village, Lim Sengleang finally reached the peak of Khnong Phsar on a clear day in June. The fresh air and striking views of the surrounding Cardamom Mountains made the hike well worth the effort, said the 26-year-old Phnom ...

Sam Sopich
https://cambojanews.com/as-ecotourism-grows-in-popularity-so-does-a-garbage-problem/

Floating home owners seek assistance

Over 1,500 floating houses and fish farming cages have been dismantled and evacuated from the rivers in Phnom Penh, according to Phnom Penh municipal police spokesman San Sok Seyha. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-home-owners-seek-assistance

Nearly 7K tonnes of waste removed from capital’s clogged up canal

The Sewage, Pumping and Treatment Unit under the Phnom Penh municipal Department of Public Works and Transport has cleared the Boeung Tompun canal and collected nearly 7,000 tonnes of various kinds of rubbish.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-7k-tonnes-waste-removed-capitals-clogged-canal

New permanent landfill site, waste transfer station built

Construction of another new waste transfer station is underway to the north of Phnom Penh while a 50ha area to the west in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district is being planned as a new permanent landfill site as part of a strategy to address waste ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-permanent-landfill-site-waste-transter-station-built

Waste management firms plan mobile service app

A meeting was held at Phnom Penh municipal hall discussing the establishment of a phone app for the solid waste management system.​ Phnom Penh municipal deputy governor Huot Hay headed the meeting on February 15 which was attended by representatives from Optistech Co Ltd and ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-firms-plan-mobile-service-app

Sihanoukville wastewater facility nearly complete

The Ministry of Public Works said on Saturday that the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Sihanoukville is 93 percent complete. Minister of Public Works Sun Chanthol said during an inspection visit that the wastewater treatment plant will enhance the image of the coastal ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811473/sihanoukville-wastewater-facility-nearly-complete/

Joint venture gets rubbish duty in north PP

Singapore-based 800 Super Waste Management Pte Ltd, in cooperation with local firm Global Action for Environment Awareness Plc (GAEA), have expanded into Cambodia’s solid waste management sector, the companies said in a January 27 joint media release. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/joint-venture-gets-rubbish-duty-north-pp

Researchers and fishermen share concern over plastic waste in rivers

Local researchers and fishermen along the Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers have shared their concern over plastic waste in the Kingdom’s rivers. Project manager of Wonders of the Mekong Chea Seila told Khmer Times on Monday, that she had found a dramatic amount of plastic waste this ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798606/researchers-and-fishermen-share-concern-over-plastic-waste-in-rivers/

A floating community in Siem Reap adopting plastic free approach to combat pollution

A floating community in Tonle Sap Lake in Keo Por commune, Puok district of Siem Reap province is aware of environmental impact caused by plastic wastes – thanks to their participation in a campaign to clear the lake from plastic. ...

Lim Nary/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797225/a-floating-community-in-siem-reap-adopting-plastic-free-approach-to-combat-pollution/

Task force promulgates eco, health awareness

The ministries of Environment and Interior have jointly established a new working group to review and integrate sanitation and environmental measures into the so-called Safe Village/Commune policy.​​ The government hopes to inspire residents to address hygiene and solid waste management in communities nationwide. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/task-force-promulgates-eco-health-awareness

Cambodia faces plastic woes

The Ministry of Environment and several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on environmental issues in Cambodia have expressed concern over the growing amount of plastic waste in Cambodia’s waterways, as many fishermen are now complaining that they have caught more rubbish than fish over the past ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-faces-plastic-woes

Japan donates $3 million to fight marine plastic waste

The Japanese government will provide a $3 million grant to help Cambodia fight marine plastic pollution and promote a responsible cycle of using, reusing and recycling all forms of plastic waste.​The grant will fund an anti-waste project to be implemented by the Ministry of Environment, ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-3-million-fight-marine-plastic-waste

Cintri workers negotiate and return to work

Over 2,000 Cintri workers have agreed to return to work after strikes lasting nearly two weeks. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773398/cintri-workers-negotiate-and-return-to-work/

Cintri employees return to work after negotiations

Nearly 2,000 Cintri workers have agreed to return to work after a five-day strike following  successful negotiations between officials and employees. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771089/cintri-employees-return-to-work-after-negotiations/

Industrial waste management facility to be built in SSEZ

An industrial waste management facility will be built inside the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) providing industrial waste recycling service to enterprises located inside the zone. The facility will be invested by Chip Mong Insee Cement (CMIC) of Chip Mong Group. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747229/industrial-waste-management-facility-to-be-built-in-ssez/

VN firm implicated in lake poisoning

Ratanakkiri provincial environment officers plan to inspect a lake after a fishing community accused a Vietnamese company of dumping bananas and plastic waste in it, poisoning the fish. The authorities said the company had removed all its waste, but the recent reports have led to ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vn-firm-implicated-lake-poisoning

‘Reuse-ful’ ways to solve Cambodia’s waste problem

In 2018, Khmer Times reported a 10 percent increase per year in waste generated by the Kingdom. In 2019, Phnom Penh alone generated up to 3,000 tonnes of waste daily – with Cambodia as a whole producing over 10,000 tonnes – the equivalent to 3.6 million ...

Tom Starkey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739896/reuse-ful-ways-to-solve-cambodias-waste-problem/

Ministry issues action projects for wastewater

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, has issued an action plan for wastewater management. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-issues-action-projects-wastewater

Waste-to-energy project in Phnom Penh proposed

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has unveiled a project which will convert waste materials to energy in Phnom Penh. A study on the waste materials for conversion will also be conducted simultaneously. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700938/waste-to-energy-project-in-phnom-penh-proposed

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