Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

S’ville launches campaign on new garbage rules

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration on Saturday began an information campaign with details of new garbage disposal and collection times. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50958120/sville-launches-campaign-on-new-garbage-rules/

Preah Sihanouk promotes sustainable waste management and cleanliness

A revitalised and aggressive “spruce up” campaign has been embarked upon in Preah Sihanouk province to provide  a clean city with proper waste management to give it an aesthetically good-looking environment to attract tourists. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50955833/preah-sihanouk-promotes-sustainable-waste-management-and-cleanliness/

World Bank to address concern about proposed Kandal landfill

The World Bank said they will address concerns raised by 292 families regarding a landfill project in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district through meetings with all stakeholders. The families have requested that the landfill project in the Prek Raing reservoir area be relocated. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-address-concern-about-proposed-kandal-landfill

NGOs mark World Cleanup Day, bag 8 tonnes of waste

A group of NGOs bagged eight tonnes of rubbish over two days to celebrate World Cleanup Day this year in four provinces. They said the purpose of the event was to urge people to care for the environment and fight climate change by better management ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-mark-world-cleanup-day-bag-8-tonnes-waste

City hall stiffens waste rules, but cites progress

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has issued official rules for residents to follow when disposing of solid waste and warned of legal action in case of non-compliance. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-stiffens-waste-rules-cites-progress

UNDP urges citizens and businesses to turn trash to Compost

UNDP urges people and businesses to use organic waste as compost to avoid dumping it in the littering field, which creates greenhouse gases that harm the environment and the planet.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2021-09-10-1258-223368.html

50 new furnaces burn 100 tonnes Covid waste daily

The Ministry of Environment is installing 50 incinerators to burn medical waste from Covid-19 treatment and quarantine centres in the capital and 20 provinces to solve the problem head-on as about 100 tonnes of this waste was piling up per day across the country.​​ ...

Lay Samean and Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/50-new-furnaces-burn-100-tonnes-covid-waste-daily

Handle Covid waste properly, or else: Phnom Penh official

Phnom Penh Covid-19 patients under home-based treatment and those who care for them could face legal consequences if they fail to properly dispose of waste to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading, in a manner outlined in a recent municipal hall instruction. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/handle-covid-waste-properly-or-else-phnom-penh-official

Kandal province to designate landfill area to improve the management of waste

Kandal Provincial Administration plans to designate the Prek Reang Meteorological Area in Prek Reang Village, Teuk Vil Commune, Saang District, Kandal Province for a landfill site and to improve the management of waste and plastic under the World Bank financing project. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50920070/kandal-province-to-designate-landfill-area-to-improve-the-management-of-waste/

Dangkor district getting tough on waste littering

Heang Nhor, deputy head of Dangkor district’s Office of Public Works, Transport, Sanitation, Environment and Public Order, said the district hall had stopped 12 trailers in the first six months of the year and another four in July. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dangkor-district-getting-tough-waste-littering

Ministries, 2 provinces talk waste management

The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Administration co-chaired a two-day online meeting from August 16-17 with two provincial administrations on identifying locations for landfills, while the Ministry of Environment continues to assist sub-national administrations in procedures to manage urban solid waste. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-2-provinces-talk-waste-management

Disused stone quarry shut due to residual chemicals

Bati district authorities in Takeo province have called on the public to avoid visiting a stone quarry on Chambab Mountain in Tnort commune as the pit is contaminated with chemical residue from trinitrotoluene (TNT) used to break up rocks. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disused-stone-quarry-shut-due-residual-chemicals

Landfill for K Chhnang town nears completion

The construction of a new landfill on more than 12ha in Kampong Chhnang province will be completed by the end of this year, while the provincial governor expected that the landfill will promote beauty and the environment in the town. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landfill-k-chhnang-town-nears-completion

Koh Kong fish deaths mystery solved

Residents in Koh Kong province spotted dead fish washing up on the beach, causing a foul odor that has  raised  concerns among the people. ...

Chhun Sun Ly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50906329/koh-kong-fish-deaths-mystery-solved/

New landfill to ease Kampot city’s garbage woes

A new landfill, which is under construction in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district is expected to be able to handle between 70 and 90 tonnes of trash daily and ease garbage woes in neighbouring Kampot city. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903586/new-landfill-to-ease-kampot-citys-garbage-woes/

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

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