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Water and sanitation

Water and sanitation infrastructure and facilities

Water authority asks for responsible consumption this ongoing dry season

The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) has called on residents in the city centre to use water responsibly in order to enable clean water to reach citizens living on the outskirts of the city who are plagued by low water pressure issues that can ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50826609/water-authority-asks-for-responsible-consumption-this-ongoing-dry-season/

Families face water shortage as Banteay Meanchey river dries up

More than 4,000 families in an urban area of Banteay Meanchey province’s Mongkol Borei district are facing clean water shortages as the Mongkol Borei River has dried up due to farmers over-pumping water to irrigate their dry-season rice crops, officials said. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-face-water-shortage-banteay-meanchey-river-dries

Home toilet access improving

Five provinces in northeast Cambodia still have a high percentage of households without a toilet, while the majority of households in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Battambang, Kandal, and Phnom Penh have access to toilets, according to the findings of the recent population census. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/home-toilet-access-improving

Task force promulgates eco, health awareness

The ministries of Environment and Interior have jointly established a new working group to review and integrate sanitation and environmental measures into the so-called Safe Village/Commune policy.​​ The government hopes to inspire residents to address hygiene and solid waste management in communities nationwide. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/task-force-promulgates-eco-health-awareness

Protests over reclamation of Takeo ponds

Nearly 700 people have filed a petition to protest the removal of Tram Khnar pond and Khmeng pond over a total area of over three hectares located in Bati district, Takeo province. The protest comes after residents learned that a private company is trying to ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50772155/protests-over-reclamation-of-takeo-ponds/

Phase 4 pipeline installation ready for flood protection

The underground installation of the interceptor pipeline system has been completed for the Phnom Penh Flood Protection and Drainage Improvement Project Phase 4. Meanwhile, the rest of the construction is on track and expected to be fully complete by 2021, according to Japan International Cooperation ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763050/phase-4-pipeline-installation-ready-for-flood-protection/

Reservoir expected to increase agro-production

Preah Vihear authorities have been building a reservoir at a cost of over $100 million to supply water for agricultural rice crops during the dry season. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727189/reservoir-expected-to-increase-agro-production/

Japan provides aid for schools, water facility in rural areas

Four provinces yesterday received nearly $400,000 in aid from the Japanese government to construct schools and infrastructure, according to the Japanese embassy in Phnom Penh. ...

Srey Kumneth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703678/japan-provides-aid-for-schools-water-facility-in-rural-areas/

Push for more toilets on track

An official from the Ministry of Rural Development said on Monday that as of last year, 80 per cent of Cambodians had toilets to use and 65 per cent had access to clean drinking water. The Kingdom aims for all Cambodians to have access to clean ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/push-more-toilets-track

Malaysian firms keen in wastewater treatment and eco-tourism: Ambassador

Malaysian firms are interested in investing in wastewater treatment and eco-tourism in the Kingdom, sectors in line with the country’s bid to boost bilateral trade and strengthen ties with the Kingdom. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679775/malaysian-firms-keen-in-wastewater-treatment-and-eco-tourism-ambassador

France to provide $100 million for water pumping station project

The French government through the Agence Francaise de Development is providing more than $100 million in additional loans for the construction of a water pumping station at the Bakheng Clean Water Treatment Plant. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675521/france-to-provide-100-million-for-water-pumping-station-project

JICA concludes study on Takhmao city water plant

The feasibility study for a Japan-funded water treatment plant in Takhmao city was recently finished, with construction due to begin April next year, the agency in charge of the project revealed. The plant, to be built with a grant from the Japanese government, will produce ...

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50662436/jica-concludes-study-on-takhmao-city-water-plant/

Groups launch initiative to improve sanitation

The United States Agency for International Development, the Stone Family Foundation, and iDE Cambodia, supported by Social Finance, yesterday launched a $10 million initiative to develop market-based solutions for sanitation in six provinces. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661317/groups-launch-initiative-to-improve-sanitation/

Conserve water in reservoirs: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged authorities and people to conserve water for cultivation and daily consumption as dry season sets in. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660038/conserve-water-in-reservoirs-prime-minister/

France to set up water treatment plant in Sihanoukville

The French Development Agency plans to invest in a water treatment plant in Sihanoukville and will work out details with Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities in the future. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657651/france-to-set-up-water-treatment-plant-in-sihanoukville/

Calls for unblocking of canals in P Sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun called for those who filled in and constructed buildings over canals to remove anything blocking the vital drainage systems as flooding continues to impact the province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-unblocking-canals-preah-sihanouk

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. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oz-launches-water-scheme

Sar Kheng addresses Preah Sihanouk challenges

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng identified strengthening security, restoring infrastructure, inspection of building standards, preventing sewage emissions into the sea and solving land disputes as key ongoing issues in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-addresses-preah-sihanouk-challenges

Banteay Meanchey villagers protest against pumping of water from drying pond

More than 20 families from Thma Puok district’s Phoum Thmey commune in Banteay Meanchey province have expressed their objection to a request made by a local drinking water company to pump water from a drying communal pond. They alleged that the firm had failed to ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-villagers-protest-against-pumping-water-drying-pond

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