Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Waste-to-energy project in Phnom Penh proposed

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has unveiled a project which will convert waste materials to energy in Phnom Penh. A study on the waste materials for conversion will also be conducted simultaneously. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700938/waste-to-energy-project-in-phnom-penh-proposed

Monks reveal Sangke threat

The Battambang provincial governor has ordered the authorities to close sewers in the Sangke River after monks posted a video showing toxic wastewater flowing into it and allegedly affecting nearby residents’ health. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-reveal-sangke-threat

Waste collection bidding to begin soon, municipal hall says

The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall will soon open the bidding process to choose at least three new waste collection companies for the capital as it works on reforming waste management systems to better serve the public and reduce rubbish pollution on the streets. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-collection-bidding-begin-soon-municipal-hall-says

Rubbish tuk-tuks delivered to six districts in the capital

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall has handed over 40 modern rubbish tuk-tuks to six districts in the capital as a means to transport rubbish while it seeks to improve waste management. Municipal hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said on Sunday that the administration is planning to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-tuk-tuks-delivered-six-districts-capital

Waste collection fees to be paid via electronic payment systems

The City Hall today announced that people can now have their waste collection fees paid via multiple electronic payment systems from February 1. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, deputy chief of city hall Keut Che said people can pay for their rubbish collection ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50686342/waste-collection-fees-to-be-paid-via-electronic-payment-systems

Government formulates new policy on urban waste management

The government is formulating a new policy on urban garbage collection to strengthen waste management and protect the environment better. Neth Pheaktra, Environment Ministry spokesman, said at a press conference yesterday the policy is being formulated following termination of Cintri (Cambodia) Ltd’s licence to collect ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684363/government-formulates-new-policy-on-urban-waste-management

Ministry of Environment to acquire particulate monitors for provinces

The Ministry of Environment said it plans on acquiring 15 particulate monitors, which can measure air particulates with 10 and 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM10 and PM2.5), for installation in the provinces. Meanwhile, Ministry secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Monday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-acquire-particulate-monitors-provinces

Ministry says air quality returning to normal

After issuing a warning over the country’s air quality on Friday, the Ministry of Environment said on Sunday that the PM2.5 concentration levels in the country were returning to normal. PM2.5 refers to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that has a diameter of less than 2.5 ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-says-air-quality-returning-normal

Ministry drafting urban solid waste management policy

The financial policy committee of the Ministry of Economy and Finance is drafting the “Urban Solid Waste Management 2019-2028” policy to address waste management in Phnom Penh. Once approved, it will protect public health and the environment. Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth, who ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-drafting-urban-solid-waste-management-policy

Malaysia urged to invest in waste management

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al on Tuesday welcomed Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim and encouraged Malaysians to invest in the Kingdom’s waste management sector. The Ministry of Environment said in a Facebook post: “Say Sam Al encouraged and warmly welcomed cooperation ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malaysia-urged-invest-waste-management

Investment on ‘waste to energy’ boosted

Investment on converting waste to energy in Cambodia has been boosted as part of urban garbage management in what officials said would help to keep the country clean and generate power for the grid. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679839/investment-on-waste-to-energy-boosted

Single-use plastics targeted in schools across Siem Reap

The Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST) in cooperation with the Ministries of Environment, and Education, Youth and Sport will implement a plastic bag reduction project initially covering 20 schools in Siem Reap province. Ministry of Environment secretary of state Neth Pheaktra said on Thursday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/single-use-plastics-targeted-schools-across-siem-reap

PM orders ministries to step up in battle against pollution

To ensure public health and safety, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday signed a directive calling on relevant ministries, institutions and sub-national administrations to lead the charge on reducing air pollution in the Kingdom. The directive said that measures carried out by the authorities to ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-ministries-step-battle-against-pollution

Government issues a directive to curb air pollution in Kingdom

With concern over increased air pollution affecting people’s health, the government yesterday issued a directive ordering all institutions to prevent and reduce emissions. According to a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday, pollutants are produced by factories, vehicles, forest fire, rubbish and waste burning ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676086/government-issues-a-directive-to-curb-air-pollution-in-kingdom

Gov’t set to act on plastic waste

The government, civil societies and relevant partners have jointly committed to acting on the plastic waste crisis that is adversely affecting the environment, wildlife and public health. The joint commitment was made on Tuesday during the “Action Against Plastic Waste in Cambodia” forum in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-set-act-plastic-waste

Kingdom-Hungary sewage solutions in the pipeline

The Ministry of Environment has announced that it will collaborate with Hungary to implement a pilot project to solve sewage system issues in towns in some provinces. A representative for the Hungarian Embassy in Cambodia, Zoltan Gyorgy Horvath, met with the ministry’s secretary of state, Sao ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-hungary-sewage-solutions-pipeline

Institute unveils project to tackle waste crisis

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) yesterday held a presentation in front of local authorities on a project that aims to tackle the waste crisis Cambodia is facing. ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665270/institute-unveils-project-to-tackle-waste-crisis/

Contaminated stream leads to water scarcity

Some 100 families are left with no access to clean water after fish were spotted dead at their water sources – the O’Droun and O’Kles Klork streams – in Sambor district’s Kbal Damrei commune, Kratie province, O’Por village chief Sok Yoeun said on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/contaminated-stream-leads-water-scarcity

Preah Sihanouk province poised to generate power from recycled waste

Chinese-owned Li Yu Heng Cambodia Construction expressed its plan to invest in using recycled waste to generate power for consumption in Preah Sihanouk province. The plan was hatched due to the rising demand for electricity as business and investment activities are growing in the province. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/preah-sihanouk-province-poised-generate-power-recycled-waste

Environment Ministry prepares to ban single-use plastic products

The Environment Ministry is preparing a sub-decree to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products to reduce plastic pollution in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659041/environment-ministry-prepares-to-ban-single-use-plastic-products/

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