Water and sanitation
Development and assistance for water and sanitation
Water shortages reported in Phnom Penh and Takhmao
Phnom Penh Water Supply (PPWSA) has pledged to solve the problem of a lack of water in Takhmao and Phnom Penh cities from May, with the possibility of building a new water plant. ...
Battambang landfill is officially inaugurated to participate in the development of sanitation
Senior Minister Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport, presided over the handover and official inauguration ceremony of a large landfill in Battambang city of Urban Environment Management in the Tonle Sap Phase 2 Project under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Tackling access to water in Cambodia
The United Nations is hosting a panel discussion focusing on strengthening resilience to water scarcity in Cambodia and two other countries threatened by the impacts of access to water. ...
Microfinance to tap into WASH sector
A partnership between Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) and Water.org aims to increase access to safe water and sanitation nationwide by offering incentives to finance the sector. ...
World Bank, Kingdom accelerate activities for sanitation, clean water
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport, in collaboration with the World Bank, has developed an action plan to accelerate the implementation of projects to improve clean water supply and sanitation in the country’s cities and provinces. ...
Ground breaks on Battambang water plant
Ground has been broken on a new water treatment plant in Battambang province which will serve the provincial capital. The plant, in Kampong Wat Kor commune’s Seima village of the town, is co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agence Francaise de Developpement- AFD ...
$20m pledged to aid marine and coastal fisheries
A $20 million agreement has been signed to boost climate resilience in Cambodia and the sustainability of marine and coastal fisheries. ...
Phnom Penh Governor requests French assistance for construction of new wastewater treatment plant
Khuong Sreng, Governor of Phnom Penh, requested France to help build another wastewater treatment plant in the northwest of Phnom Penh, which will treat the water before it flows into the Tonle Sap. ...
Khmer Times Staff
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 ...
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. ...
Clean water supplied to 20,000 in Kampong Chhnang, says NGO
World Vision Cambodia has spent more than $3 million over 18 years to educate people in the use of clean water and nutrition for children in Kampong Chhnang province’s Cholkiri district, benefitting nearly 20,000 local people. ...
Japan-Cambodia ink clean water supply agreement
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Mikami on Wednesday signed a grant agreement for ¥2.4 million ($22 million) on the “Project for Expansion of Clean Water Supply System in Pursat Province”. The agreement, finalised at the Ministry of ...
Sanitation Development Impact Bond (DIB) launched today
The World’s first $10 million Sanitation Development Impact Bond (DIB) aimed at bringing safe sanitation to some of the poorest and most vulnerable households in six Cambodian provinces was launched today. ...
Oz launches water schem
The Australian embassy last week launched the Cambodia-Australia Water Utility Improvement Programme (WUIP) which aims to support the Kingdom’s water operators and improve water service delivery throughout the country. ...
Ministry inks $63 million water treatment project
The Public Works and Transportation Ministry yesterday signed a contract with South Korea’s Dohwa Engineering Company to develop a multi-million dollar water treatment facility in Kandal province’s Takhmao city. ...
China pledges $1 million for environment
The Chinese government has pledged to assist the Environment Ministry with improving water quality control, providing equipment and about $1 million in funding. The announcement came at a meeting yesterday between undersecretary of state Eang Sophalleth and Wang Dongsheng, the vice president of the Chinese Academy ...
Chinese companies to set up mega water plant
Shanghai Mechanical Power Engineering and Shanghai Micro Purification Technology are both looking to ink deals with the government to build the industrial plant in Kep province, according to the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts. ...
Officials discuss future Kep developments
Tourism Ministry officials held a meeting yesterday to discuss a project to develop a tourist port in Kampot province and a planned drainage system for Kep’s Crab Market – two tourism infrastructure projects backed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ...
Japan helps with Kampot’s water supply
A groundbreaking ceremony for a Kampot water treatment plant was held yesterday in the presence of Japan’s Ambassador to Cambodia Yuji Kumamaru as well as Cham Prasidh, the Minister of Industry and Handicrafts. ...
New water pumping station is ‘70% done’
Workers are labouring day and night to build a new pumping station at the Boeung Trabek reservoir to relieve the capital’s flood risk ahead of the rainy season, city authorities said yesterday. ...
Push on for ‘bio-sand’ water filters
Large-scale “bio-sand” filters have been found to be among the most cost-effective water cleaning methods in the Kingdom, according to a recent evaluation by the Trailblazer Foundation, which hopes to start installing them in villages soon. ...
NGOs deem sanitation effort in rural Cambodia a success, albeit a partial one
Plan International Cambodia and other partner organizations have ended the Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Program (CRSHIP), saying all of the families involved now understand the importance of sanitation and hygiene. ...