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Pollution and waste

Water pollution

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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

Water problems in Sihanoukville

Officials from the Public Works and Transport Ministry and the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration are studying how to jointly address damaged infrastructure and have decided to first tackle water and road problems. In May, an inter-ministerial committee made up of officials from various ministries agreed to ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622637/water-problems-in-sihanoukville/

Island casino’s fate to be decided

A preah Sihanouk provincial official said on Monday that the administration would request approval from the Ministry of Environment and the National Committee for Coastal Management and Development to dismantle a Chinese casino on Koh Rong Sanloem. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/island-casinos-fate-be-decided

Koh Rong Sanloem casino ‘is flouting’ closure order

A Preah Sihanouk provincial official said on Thursday that the owner of Jinding Hotel and Casino on Koh Rong Sanloem is flouting the authorities’ order to close the business by March 22. Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearum told The Post that the provincial ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-rong-sanloem-casino-flouting-closure-order

About $200 million needed to solve wastewater woes

The government plans to spend approximately $200 million on increasing the capacity of water treatment plants and organising sewage systems in Preah Sihanouk province to prevent wastewater from flowing into the sea and protect the environment. Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth and Transport Minister Sun Chanthol ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50599769/about-200-million-needed-to-solve-wastewater-woes/

Siem Reap authorities research ways to clean town’s main river

Siem Reap town’s civil society organisations and citizens have criticised the release of wastewater from guesthouses, hotels and restaurants into Siem Reap River, which has contaminated its water. Authorities are looking into measures to improve the main river of the Kingdom’s principal historic tourism city. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-authorities-research-ways-clean-towns-main-river

Sihanoukville authorities close canal to transfer flow of polluted water

Local authorities on Tuesday decided to close a canal at Sihanoukville’s Sokha Beach following the completion of four facilities in Preah Sihanouk province designed to treat wastewater before it reaches the sea. Four more facilities are still under construction. The first four water treatment plants, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sihanoukville-authorities-close-canal-transfer-flow-polluted-water

Sihanoukville water treatment plants ‘set for testing’

Officials have said that four facilities designed to prevent waste water from reaching the sea in Preah Sihanouk province would be ready for testing on Monday, as engineers readied to complete the projects before deadline. Yos Chorm Narady, under-secretary of state at the Ministry of ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sihanoukville-water-treatment-plants-set-testing

Youths band together to clean ‘filthy’ Boeung Trabek canal

Inspired by their affection for the environment, a desire to have a clean and beautiful city, and wanting to send a message to people to stop littering, a group of some two dozen volunteer youths have taken to picking up trash day and night from ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youths-band-together-clean-filthy-boeung-trabek-canal

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