Infrastructure

Water and sanitation

MRC issues urgent call to tackle falling water level

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has called for its members to take urgent steps to protect Asia’s largest river, following a report that the water level is at its lowest. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501042594/mrc-issues-urgent-call-to-tackle-falling-water-level/

$30 million Japanese grant aid for water supply system expansion

Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) and KKKCT Consortium on Monday signed a contract for the expansion of water supply system in Takhmao town, Kandal province under a Japanese Grant Aid. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501037694/30-million-japanese-grant-aid-for-water-supply-system-expansion/

Banteay Meanchey people to enjoy clean tap water by 2030

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial authorities have made a commitment that it will ensure that all people in the province will get to enjoy clean tap water by 2030. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501022250/banteay-meanchey-people-to-enjoy-clean-tap-water-by-2030/

Kandal on target to meet annual sanitation goals

Kandal province announced that four of the province’s 11 districts have achieved Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. Authorities called on the other districts to join in with efforts to achieve ODF status by year’s end. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-target-meet-annual-sanitation-goals

Final year of water shortages for Phnom Penh, say utility officials

This year’s dry season is no different from last year, with people in the suburbs of Phnom Penh beginning to complain about the lacking of clean water.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/final-year-water-shortages-phnom-penh-say-utility-officials

Plans to build large reservoir to meet agriculture water demands

Kampong Speu province plans to build another large reservoir that has a storage capacity of more than 150 million cubic metres. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501013890/plans-to-build-large-reservoir-to-meet-agriculture-water-demands/

Mobile pumps installed as water shortages continue for farmers

Mobile water pumps were installed in some provinces as farmers continue to water shortages that threaten the dry season rice crops. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501012892/mobile-pumps-installed-as-water-shortages-continue-for-farmers/

Access to clean water ticks up 11.8%

The number of households nationwide with access to clean water reached 1,091,869 last year, up by 11.80 per cent from 976,621 in 2020, according to the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/access-clean-water-ticks-118

S Rieng achieves sanitation, hygeine goals

Svay Rieng has become the first province to stop open defecation due to the commitment of the provincial and local authorities in raising awareness among the populace, according to the provincial Department of Rural Development.​​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-rieng-achieves-sanitation-hygeine-goals

Clean water access hits 80%

The Industry Ministry announced that the Kingdom’s water supply rose significantly last year, with more than 1,091,869 households receiving clean water. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501004399/clean-water-access-hits-80/

Minister: Half of villages lack clean water access

About 50 per cent of villages across Cambodia still lack access to clean water due to factors like climate change, population growth and urban development, which have led to a steady increase in water demands, according to Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation Cham ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-half-villages-lack-clean-water-access

Oz spending over $34m for clean water projects

The Australian government is spending around $34.33 million to build clean water facilities and pipe systems that will benefit at least one million Cambodians people living in the countryside. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50983023/oz-spending-over-34m-for-clean-water-projects/

PM says nation’s growth to be driven by Sihanoukville

Prime Minister Hun Sen said more than $320 million was spent on the construction of infrastructure in Preah Sihanouk province to improve Cambodia’s image and drive economic growth. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-says-nations-growth-be-driven-sihanoukville

New clean water treatment technology launched in Battambang

Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang and Industry Minister Cham Prasidh jointly launched a water treatment facility in Battambang yesterday and the “Provincial Investment Plan for Piped Water Supply in Cambodia (PIP)” study. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50980797/new-clean-water-treatment-technology-launched-in-battambang/

Capital requests new water treatment plant on outskirts

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng requested that Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) director-general Long Naro build a new water treatment plant in the Prek Thnaot River area to the west of the capital in order to distribute clean water to people in three ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-requests-new-water-treatment-plant-outskirts

World Vision Cambodia's WASH project reaches out to nine provinces

A report from World Vision International Cambodia said 80 per cent of people living in 24 districts in nine provinces, which are the target areas for its clean water project, have built places to wash their hands, an increase of 26 per cent compared to ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-vision-cambodias-wash-project-reaches-out-nine-provinces

Japan gives $72M for water supply expansion, socio-economic development

The Japanese government will extend loan and grant totaling $72.72 million for an ongoing water supply expansion project and the implementation of socio-economic development programmes in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-gives-72m-water-supply-expansion-socio-economic-development

Draft clean water law ready for review

The Industry Ministry said yesterday that it has finished the draft Law on Clean Water Management and will submit it to the Council of Ministers soon for review. The government said it plans to have clean water available for everyone by 2030. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50930397/draft-clean-water-law-ready-for-review/

Phnom Penh Administration pushing to complete rehabilitation by end of August

The Phnom Penh Administration has been undertaking the rehabilitation project of the capital city’s canals to prevent flooding in the area, especially during the current rainy season. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50923791/phnom-penh-administration-pushing-to-complete-rehabilitation-by-end-of-august/

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