Water and sanitation

$660M Bakheng plant bolsters capital’s water supply

The Cambodian government spent about $660 million for the three phases of the Bakheng water treatment plant which aimed to meet the growing demand for clean water in Phnom Penh and nearby Takhmao City of Kandal province. ...

Chea Vanyuth

World Bank approves major investment in water security for Cambodia

The bank said in a news release that over 113,000 people in Cambodia are expected to benefit from better water supply infrastructure following the approval on June 21 of a new World Bank-supported project. ...


World Vision improves livelihoods of 1.5 million Cambodian children in 2023

More than 3.2 million people in Cambodia, including 1.5 million children, have been given access to clean water, inclusive education, improved nutrition and accessible health care services, according to World Vision International in Cambodia’s annual report. ...

Meas Molika

Dams and climate change choke the Mekong: livelihoods and ecosystems are at stake

The Mekong River, a lifeline for millions in Southeast Asia, is facing an ecological crisis. Unpredictable water levels, declining fish stocks, and the disappearance of the iconic Irrawaddy dolphin threaten the livelihoods and traditions of communities along the river. ...

Sovann Sreypich

Pledge to provide clean water by 2030 ‘unwavering’, says ministry

Cambodia remains unwavering in its pledge to provide universal access to clean water by 2030, aligning with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prime Minister Hun Manet urges pertinent institutions to prioritise the quality, safety, sustainability, and affordability of clean water for all citizens. ...

Ben Sokhean

Water shortages to end in capital from February: PPWSA

Residents of Phnom Penh will no longer face water shortages from late February, as daily supply capacity is set to exceed one million cubic metres, according to the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA).​ ...

Niem Chheng

Ministry, ADB prioritise water access, rural sanitation

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development on transport infrastructure, water supply and sanitation. ...

Chea Sokny

Law to strengthen water transportation sector

A draft law on water transportation has been created to strengthen the sector and find solutions to serve national and international trade, while supporting national economic growth. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

World Bank approves $163m water and sanitation project

According to a statement from the World Bank on November 22, to assist Cambodia in its efforts to strengthen water and sanitation services, the project will reach more than 175,000 people in the target provinces of Battambang, Pursat, Mondulkiri and Kandal. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

ChoeungEk wastewater treatment plant to be put into use soon

The ChoeungEk wastewater treatment plant in the southern part of Phnom Penh capital will be put into use in the second week of November. ...

Khmer Times Staff

UNICEF commits resources to enhance clean water access

The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation and UNICEF Cambodia have affirmed their dedication to enhancing collaboration in the improvement of sanitation and the provision of clean water. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

UNICEF Cambodia and the Ministry of Rural Development join forces to improve rural sanitation and health

In a joint effort to address critical challenges faced by rural communities in Cambodia, UNICEF Cambodia and the Ministry of Rural Development have pledged to work together to combat climate change, improve rural sanitation, and enhance health services. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Schools, communities to have water purifiers

The Ministry of Environment will set up water purifiers for communities and schools as part of the efforts to limit the use of plastic and improve the environment. ...

Tith Kongnov

Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygienic controls in Cambodia promotes the emergence of drug-resistant E. coli

A new study suggests that Escherichia coli and other disease-causing microbes are passing easily between humans and animals in Cambodia, a country where clean water, sanitation and hygienic controls are lacking in many regions. The continuous exchange, along with unregulated antibiotic use, leads to the ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry issues water conservation warning

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has urged farmers in rural and remote areas to use water cautiously as this year’s rainy season is expected to end earlier and bring less rainfall. ...

Chea Sokny

Japan, development ministry boost rural clean water ties

Minister of Rural Development Chhay Rithisen and Japanese ambassador to Cambodia Atsushi Ueno have committed to bolstering cooperation between the two countries, particularly in non-urban development and clean water education. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

China and UNICEF forge climate-resilient project

Delegates from China, UNICEF Cambodia and UNICEF China have commenced a three-day field visit to the country to assess the feasibility of implementing climate-resilient water and sanitation (WASH) technologies as part of the South-South Cooperation Programme. ...

Ry Sochan

UNICEF partners with China to pilot climate-resilient WASH technologies in Cambodia

Delegates from China and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday started a three-day field visit to Cambodia to conduct a feasibility study for piloting climate-resilient water and sanitation (WASH) technologies and solutions in the kingdom, said a UNICEF’s press statement. ...

Khmer Times Staff

New Siem Reap water plant in operation

Siem Reap province features the Angkor Wat World Heritage site – one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions – and to fully seize the opportunities available in tourism development, a stable water supply is crucial. ...

Phnom Penh Post Staff

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