Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

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/

Cambodia returns all 83 plastic waste-filled containers to countries of origin

Cambodia has returned all 83 plastic waste-filled containers to their countries of origin, the country’s General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) said in a statement on Tuesday.​ ...

Mu Xuequan
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/18/c_138399358.htm

City Hall looking for new dumpsite

City Hall is conducting a feasibility study into having another dumpsite to reduce the burden at the current one in Dangkor district which will be completely filled within two years. City Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey yesterday said a technical working group is looking for a suitable ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640937/city-hall-looking-for-new-dumpsite/

Firm returns 14 rubbish-filled containers to contries of origin

Chungyuen Plastic Manufacture Co Ltd has returned 14 containers of plastic waste found at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port last month to their countries of origin. It also paid a one billion riel ($250,000) fine, the General Department of Customs and Excise said on Friday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firm-returns-14-rubbish-filled-containers-contries-origin

Ministry needs millions to improve drainage

The Public Works and Transport Ministry on Friday said it plans to spend about $170 million to improve Sihanoukville’s wastewater treatment system and deal with floods. Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said during a workshop in the capital that he will push for the budget to be ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50637052/ministry-needs-millions-to-improve-drainage/

Sub-decree to regulate plastics in the works, says government

A sub-decree aimed at regulating single-use plastics and foam containers is currently in the works, the Ministry of Environment said on Sunday. Neth Pheaktra, the ministry’s spokesperson, said he could not provide further details as yet while the regulation is being formulated. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sub-decree-regulate-plastics-works-says-government

Rubbish Youths collect 10K cigarette butts at Sihanoukville beach

The “Rubbish Youths” have picked up nearly 10,000 cigarette butts from Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach over the past two weekends, after launching a campaign to collect one million butts from Cambodia’s coastal areas to keep the beaches clean. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-youths-collect-10k-cigarette-butts-sihanoukville-beach

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