Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

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

Monks reveal Sangke threat

The Battambang provincial governor has ordered the authorities to close sewers in the Sangke River after monks posted a video showing toxic wastewater flowing into it and allegedly affecting nearby residents’ health. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-reveal-sangke-threat

Waste collection bidding to begin soon, municipal hall says

The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall will soon open the bidding process to choose at least three new waste collection companies for the capital as it works on reforming waste management systems to better serve the public and reduce rubbish pollution on the streets. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-collection-bidding-begin-soon-municipal-hall-says

Rubbish tuk-tuks delivered to six districts in the capital

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall has handed over 40 modern rubbish tuk-tuks to six districts in the capital as a means to transport rubbish while it seeks to improve waste management. Municipal hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said on Sunday that the administration is planning to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-tuk-tuks-delivered-six-districts-capital

Waste collection fees to be paid via electronic payment systems

The City Hall today announced that people can now have their waste collection fees paid via multiple electronic payment systems from February 1. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, deputy chief of city hall Keut Che said people can pay for their rubbish collection ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50686342/waste-collection-fees-to-be-paid-via-electronic-payment-systems

Government formulates new policy on urban waste management

The government is formulating a new policy on urban garbage collection to strengthen waste management and protect the environment better. Neth Pheaktra, Environment Ministry spokesman, said at a press conference yesterday the policy is being formulated following termination of Cintri (Cambodia) Ltd’s licence to collect ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684363/government-formulates-new-policy-on-urban-waste-management

Ministry of Environment to acquire particulate monitors for provinces

The Ministry of Environment said it plans on acquiring 15 particulate monitors, which can measure air particulates with 10 and 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM10 and PM2.5), for installation in the provinces. Meanwhile, Ministry secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Monday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-acquire-particulate-monitors-provinces

Ministry says air quality returning to normal

After issuing a warning over the country’s air quality on Friday, the Ministry of Environment said on Sunday that the PM2.5 concentration levels in the country were returning to normal. PM2.5 refers to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that has a diameter of less than 2.5 ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-says-air-quality-returning-normal

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

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