Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Thailand, Cambodia jointly tackle PM2.5 pollution on border

Thailand’s army and Sa Kaeo provincial administration have joined hands with Cambodian authorities in tackling PM2.5 air pollution on the border between Sa Kaeo province in Thailand’s eastern region and Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province, reported The Nation newspaper. ...

Nheng Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501442027/thai-businessmen-likely-to-invest-1b-in-cambodia/

Air quality exceeds WHO standards: Ministry

The Ministry of Environment has announced that the Kingdom’s air quality exceeds the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO), allaying public fears about air pollution. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/air-quality-exceeds-who-standards-ministry

Thai and Cambodian Prime Ministers to discuss PM2.5

Thailand and Cambodia will form a joint task force to fight transboundaryhaze pollution at a planned meeting between Prime Minister SretthaThavisinand his Cambodian counterpart, Hun Manet in Thailand on Feb 7. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501422547/thai-and-cambodian-prime-ministers-to-discuss-pm2-5/

Air quality cautions issued for dry season

The Ministry of Environment calls on capital and provincial governors to implement government directives for reducing air pollution, noting a decline in air quality during the dry season from December to April. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/air-quality-cautions-issued-for-dry-season

ADB, MPWT build $6.28 million landfill project in Battambang

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has successfully built a 20-hectare controlled landfill in Battambang province, aiming to serve 126,000 people in the community with the capacity to remove 100 tonnes of trash daily for ...

Nheng Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404698/adb-mpwt-build-6-28-million-landfill-project-in-battambang/

ADB, MPWT build $6.28 million landfill project in Battambang

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has successfully built a 20-hectare controlled landfill in Battambang province, aiming to serve 126,000 people in the community with the capacity to remove 100 tonnes of trash daily for ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404698/adb-mpwt-build-6-28-million-landfill-project-in-battambang/

PM urges authorities to improve waste management services

Prime Minister Hun Manet has instructed the relevant ministries and institutions to provide services and guidelines to properly manage waste in accordance with the technical specifications at the local level throughout the country. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501390111/pm-urges-authorities-to-improve-waste-management-services/

‘Zero-plastic’ campaign set for all schools across nation

The Council of Ministers has suggested that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport integrate the “Today I will not use plastic” campaign into all of the schools across the country, from the 2023-2024 academic year onwards. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-plastic-campaign-set-all-schools-across-nation

Ecobatt, environment ministry tackle e-waste

In a joint effort between the Ministry of Environment and Ecobatt Energy Investment International (Ecobatt), over 30 tonnes of electronic waste, including used cell batteries and electrical equipment, were collected between August 2022 and October 2023. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ecobatt-environment-ministry-tackle-e-waste

Expanding gold mine diverts stream in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary

Dead fish and black water ran through the Por Roung river last year due to contamination upstream from an industrial Chinese-owned  mine, residents of Snang An village say. ...

Andrew Califf, Seoung Nimol, and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/expanding-gold-mine-diverts-stream-in-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary/

Waste management project takes shape

The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the World Bank, is poised to launch a project aimed at managing solid and plastic waste in five provinces in the near future. Discussions are underway to expedite the project’s implementation. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-project-takes-shape

Ministry collaborates for cleaner Cambodia

The Ministry of Environment and the Asia Foundation are committed to strengthening solid waste management and ensuring a clean, sanitary, and comfortable environment in Cambodia through fostering community clean-up initiatives and cooperation on solid waste management. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501365609/ministry-collaborates-for-cleaner-cambodia/

NGO vows garbage-free rivers in Phnom Penh by 2028

The River Ocean Cleanup (ROC) pledged to achieve its target of garbage-free rivers in Phnom Penh by 2028, while marking the 6th World Cleanup Day on Saturday. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501362340/ngo-vows-garbage-free-rivers-in-phnom-penh-by-2028/

Cambodia will host the 6th World Clean Day under the theme “Together for a river without garbage”

The National Committee for Clean City Evaluation has announced that Cambodia will hold the 6th World Clean Day from September 16–17, 2023, at Chroy Changva near Sokha Hotel, Phnom Penh, under the theme “Together for a River without Garbage.” ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501360491/cambodia-will-host-the-6th-world-clean-day-under-the-theme-together-for-a-river-without-garbage/

Waste management essential in rural Cambodia

A study by International Development Enterprises (iDE) Cambodia has discovered polluted waters in areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and is urging for waste collection services to be implemented to eliminate affected groundwater and surface water sources.  ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/waste-management-essential-in-rural-cambodia

Japan aids in waste management efforts

Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth highlighted waste management and plastic reduction as priority tasks during his recent meeting with Japanese ambassador to Cambodia Atsushi Ueno. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-aids-waste-management-efforts

Government orders $500,000 fines, relocation, for company polluting Sangke river

After waste from a Battambang-based industrial company polluted the Sangke river, the Environment Ministry imposed fines of around half a million dollars and order the company to relocate 10 kilometers away in a letter issued Thursday. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/government-orders-500000-fines-relocation-for-company-polluting-sangke-river/

Government orders $500,000 fines, relocation, for company polluting Sangke river

After waste from a Battambang-based industrial company polluted the Sangke river, the Environment Ministry imposed fines of around half a million dollars and order the company to relocate 10 kilometers away in a letter issued Thursday. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/government-orders-500000-fines-relocation-for-company-polluting-sangke-river/

Ministry of Environment and Battambang Province launch urban solid waste management system testing

The Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with the Battambang Provincial Administration, announces the launch of a trial of the urban solid waste management system (NSWM-PLATFORM) in the national nursery system of the Battambang Municipal Administration in order to strengthen solid waste management in accordance with ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501339847/ministry-of-environment-and-battambang-province-launch-urban-solid-waste-management-system-testing/

Ministry suspends factory over waste pollution

The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation has suspended Phoenix Industrial’s operations after the factory discharged waste into the Sangke River in Phleav village, Treng commune, Ratanak Mondul district in Battambang province. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501339094/ministry-suspends-factory-over-waste-pollution/

Pharmaceutical company contaminates Sangke River, Battambang authorities say

A pharmaceutical company leaked chemicals into the Sangke River, contaminating water used by community members and killing fish, according to Battambang provincial authorities. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/pharmaceutical-company-contaminates-sangke-river-battambang-authorities-say/

Third wastewater plant poised to enhance S’ville

The third wastewater treatment facility in Village IV, Commune IV, Sihanoukville, is nearly ready to start operations, with nearly 100 per cent of the construction completed. Preah Sihanouk provincial governor, Kuoch Chamroeun, anticipates the project, which cost an estimated $20 million, to wrap up by ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/third-wastewater-plant-poised-enhance-sville

PP’s garbage collection increases

Phnom Penh City Hall Authority said that the collection and transportation of garbage in Phnom Penh per day amounted to more than 3,700 tonnes,  an increase of a 1,000 tonnes of waste compared to 2020-21. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501316685/pps-garbage-collection-increases/

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