Pollution and waste
NGO launches Tonle Sap River clean-up awareness campaign
The EU-sponsored “Let’s Clean Up the Tonle Sap” campaign was officially announced this month to raise awareness of the importance of sanitation and waste management among the fishing communities of the eastern Tonle Sap Lake, while improving their economic situation. ...
Council of Ministers approves water management draft law
The draft law on clean water management was approved by the plenary session of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, after review and debate on January 13. ...
Hi-tech wastewater plants ‘improving’ S’ville environment
Since the 2021 opening of a second high-tech wastewater treatment plant in Sihanoukville, the environment of Preah Sihanouk province has steadily improved, with a reduction in pollution and an increase in maritime biodiversity, said the Ministry of Environment. ...
At a Sihanoukville beach, stinky wastewater flows into the sea
Foul-smelling wastewater is draining into the sea at Sihanoukville’s O’Chheu Teal beach, leaving visitors plugging their noses and a local business owner and tourism official concerned that the stink will scare off tourists. ...
Sorn Sarath and Ou Leang Chhay
Prek Tnaot families face eviction for river ‘restoration’ linked to elite company
Nearly 100 families living near Takhmao city are facing eviction as authorities pledge to restore the heavily-polluted river running next to their homes in a project linked to a real estate company with connections to the prime minister’s family. ...
Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
Prek Tnaut Pollution Hits a New Low as Water Declared ‘Hazardous’
Those living near the river, which flows from Kampong Speu through Kandal province, say that they have long avoided using its water for drinking, cooking or cleaning as the area has become increasingly polluted over the last decade. ...
Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
Wastewater treatment plant improvement project in Siem Reap progresses despite weather challenges
Despite frequent storms and heavy rainfall, the progress of the project to improve Siem Reap’s wastewater treatment plan continues. ...
Khmer Times Staff
New Mlech water treatment plant in Kampot inaugurated
The new Mlech Water Treatment Plant in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district, which can produce 2,000 cubic metres of clean water a day, was formally inaugurated to meet the needs of the people in the area as well as in neighbouring Takeo province. ...
Kampong Thom water treatment plant online
The Kampong Thom Provincial Administration is set to launch a new clean water production plant in April. The plant – located in Stung Sen town’s Prey Tahou commune and built with the assistance of a grant from the Japanese government – will have the capacity ...
Wastewater plant breaks ground
Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the Choeung Ek Wastewater Treatment Facility – to be built using more than $20 million in aid from Japan – in Chak Angre Leu commune’s Prek Ta Kong I village of Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. ...
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
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...