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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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.” ...
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
Garbage workers want boots and gloves
Employees of Cintri, the city’s sole garbage collection agency, are feeling the effects of their job as they go about keeping the capital clean. ...
Eviction fears: Villagers on notice over flood remedy
The filling in of a canal in the capital’s Chbar Ambpov district has prompted local villagers to push back against looming displacement, district officials and community representatives have told the Post. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...