Water and sanitation

PM Praises China as Chinese Environment Minister Set to Visit Cambodia

​China’s environment deputy minister, Zhao Yingmin, is due to pay a visit to Cambodia to sign a number of agreements focusing on clean water production, according to the Ministry of Environment. ...

Hul Reaksmey

Fingers pointed for city’s floods

Blame is being passed around on the cause of flooding along the Boeung Trabek canal which inundated people’s homes after two consecutive days of heavy downpours on Monday and Tuesday as the rainy season moves into full swing. The finger is being pointed at pumping ...

Mech Dara

Chamkar Mon water treatment plant to be ready by November 2019

The water treatment plant in Chamkar Mon will come online next year, with construction work to expand the facility expected to end November 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. ...

Sok Chan

Officials meet with JICA over Phnom Penh water management

Phnom Penh municipal officials on Monday met with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency to discuss a water treatment project in Dangkor district aimed at providing clean water and improving the city’s water management system. ...

Pav Suy

MoU inked with China firm for sewage study

The Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Beijing Urban Construction Group Co Ltd (BUCG) in Phnom Penh, to undertake a study of sewerage and drainage systems. ...

Kong Meta

Water supply to grow in Sihanoukville

Industry Minister Cham Prasidh said yesterday that residents in Preah Sihanouk province can expect a steady supply of water in the province within the next week. The statement came after years of water supply problems in the province where residents faced water shortages. ...

Pav Suy

More than 100 villagers return home after methanol poisoning

More than half of the villagers who fell ill after drinking contaminated water or methanol-laced rice wine in Kratie province’s Chetr Borei district last week have returned home after receiving treatment. ...

Sen David

Japan funds wastewater treatment plant in capital

The kingdom’s first wastewater treatment plant will be built in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, with $27 million in assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Sam Piseth, director of the municipal department of public works and transport, told reporters on Saturday that the treatment plant would ...

Mom Kunthear

France grants $50 million in aid and loans to Cambodia

The French government has provided $50.9 million as grant aid and loans to Cambodia for clean water and hygiene in the provinces and to enhance capacity in the education sector.According to a statement from the Finance and Economy Ministry on Wednesday, the French government granted ...

Ven Rathavong

Clean water and sanitation for rural people by 2025

Rural Development Minister Ouk Rabun has claimed all rural people would have clean water and sanitation in just seven years.“In 2025, all rural people will have sufficient clean water and sanitation and they will live in a good environment,” Mr Rabun said while presiding over ...

May Titthara

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 ...

Khy Sovuthy

Pipe systems cleaned

Phnom Penh Municipality plans to create a new water pumping station in Meanchey district next year in order to reduce city flooding in Sen Sok, Meanchey and Por Senchey districts.​ ...

Sen David

Hydro deal signing faces delay

A $100 million electricity and fresh water deal for a joint-venture between Cambodia’s LYP Group and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) will not be signed as expected when Prime Minister Hun Sen meets his Thai counterpart Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today for bilateral talks, ...

May Kunmakara

Water utility says order to drop rates will not dilute its revenues

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s order for the capital’s water supplier to lower its rates and compensate customers for charges incurred under a new payment scheme introduced in May will not have a significant impact on the company’s revenue or growth plans, a finance officer at ...

Hor Kimsay

PM orders water repayments

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the Industry Ministry and the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority to repay customers after a technical blunder led to big water bills. ...

May Titthara

Water utility signs deal for plant facelift

The capital’s listed water utility, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA), signed a construction deal yesterday with France’s Vinci Constructions Grands Projects to renovate the Chamkarmon Water Treatment Plan and enlarge its water production capacity from 20,000 cubic metres per day to 52,000 cubic metres. ...

Hor Kimsay

Sewage canal poised for facelift

Phnom Penh municipal authorities plan to restore the Stung Meanchey sewage canal, a rubbish-filled eyesore where residents face flooding, foul smells and health fears. City Hall said the canal will be developed without the need to evict or relocate residents. ...

Pech Sotheary

Safe water from Kamchay dam

A feasibility study on producing safe drinking water from the Chinese-built Kamchay hydropower dam in Kampot province has been completed, according to the Ministry of Industry, raising hopes that the current water shortage in the province and neighbouring Kep could be alleviated. ...

Chea Vannak

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. ...

Chea Vannak

Water plant gets efficiency boost

Japan-based company Metawater will provide its power-saving inverter technology to a water treatment plant in Cambodia’s capital through an arrangement that will help the Japanese government earn carbon reduction credits, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report. ...

Sum Manet

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