Urban water and sanitation infrastructure

Urban sanitation infrastructure

Battambang province gets new landfill facility

The province’s new landfill site was built on a total area of 20.80 hectares in Paoy Svay village, Ta Kream commune, Banan district. It has four pits to store garbage, a waste treatment plant, a warehouse to store hazardous waste, and several residential buildings. ...

Sem Brakdav

City Hall adding pumping stations following study

Japanese experts are studying where to build a new pumping station in the capital, while another station is being constructed in Russey Keo district to add to the existing 14 stations to relieve flooding in some areas of Phnom Penh. ...

Long Kimmarita

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

Choeung Ek project awaits approval

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng on Thursday signed a research report conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) over 12 months on sewer system development at Choeung Ek lake in the capital. The move will allow Jica to design a development project. ...

Voun Dara

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. ...

Sen David

JICA continues to aid the Kingdom

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide Cambodia a $30 million grant for the fourth phase of a flood protection project and canal and sewer system improvements in Phnom Penh. The JICA programme officer Say Bora told The Post on Wednesday: “The Royal Government ...

Voun 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

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

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

Cintri says it is owed up to $20M by Phnom Penh residents

Phnom Penh’s much-maligned waste-collection firm Cintri yesterday used a meeting with City Hall to ask for help in collecting between $10 million and $20 million in unpaid fees it says it’s owed by residents in the capital. ...

Niem Chheng

In Phnom Penh, a looming sewage crisis

Renderings of Casa Meridian, a new condominium complex, suggest that its wealthy buyers are investing in a glistening 414-unit skyscraper overlooking a placid, ocean-blue body of water surrounding Koh Pich island, which is sprouting a number of luxury towers developed by the Overseas Cambodian Investment ...

Ben Paviour

Scavengers cut solid waste in country’s lone recycling progam

The day ends late for Cambodian waste pickers. Darkness does not stop them. They walk through the night wearing  small miners’ lights announcing their presence by shouting “et chay,” which means “scavenger.” ...

Marina Shafik

Political clout against litter

Cambodia’s Environment Minister Say Samal is a hybrid package. On one hand, he comes from a politically powerful family. This Saturday, his father, Say Chhum, is to be elected co-vice president of the ruling party. On the other hand, the 35-year-old Minister represents Cambodia’s rising, ...

James Brooke and Muny Sithyna

Fund intended to improve country’s urban sanitation

The government will set up a $5 million fund to allow Cambodia’s 26 provinces and municipalities to take responsibility for waste management in their cities, it was announced recently. With a focus on garbage management, the decentralisation initiative, revealed at a two-day workshop in Phnom Penh ...

Shaun Turton

Talking trash: PM Hun Sen backs review of contracts

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday personally backed the review of government contracts with private waste removal companies, two weeks after the Council of Ministers signed an order indicating they will review the capital’s contract with garbage collector Cintri. ...

Vong Sokheng and Chhay Channyda

Phnom Penh’s trash problem bigger than Cintri: company

Cintri, Phnom Penh’s sole trash-collection company, said on Tuesday that the firm was not to blame for the capital’s trash-strewn streets and that the government was using it as a scapegoat to avoid accepting responsibility for the problem. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Council of ministers calls for review of contract with Cintri

The government’s faith in Phnom Penh’s embattled trash-collection company appears to have finally been lost after the Council of Ministers announced in a letter on Tuesday that a shake-up was on the way as it considers rescinding Cintri’s exclusive right to manage the city’s garbage ...

Khy Sovuthy

Trash to double over festival

The heaps of fly-covered refuse known to accumulate around the capital are set to grow a whole lot worse as millions of visitors arrive for the upcoming Water Festival and tax the city’s overburdened trash collector. More than two million additional people are expected to crowd ...

Laignee Barron and Pech Sotheary

Floods swamp capital

A torrential downpour that lasted over three hours yesterday morning has left many in the capital struggling with flooded houses, businesses and travel conditions, sparking outcry that authorities have not done enough to manage the rain’s effects. Flooding took place in virtually every district in ...

Taing Vida

Still no water flowing into Prey Sar prison

Prey Sar prison officials are carting thousands of liters of water to the prison each day because a construction company smashed a water main and has yet to fix it. According to prison officials, inmates are rationed 3 liters of clean water each day, which is ...

Ben Sokhean

City Hall plans new dumpsite, extended riverside

City Hall is digging a new eight-hectare landfill near Prey Sar prison as the city’s current dumpsite, which receives about 1,500 tons of garbage a day, is set be filled to capacity by December, according to local officials. Mr. Chamroeun said that the new landfill ...

Sek Odom and Kang Sothear

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