Water and sanitation infrastructure and facilities

Rural water and sanitation infrastructure

Lack of clean water causing child stunting, wasting

The problems of a lack of access to clean water and sanitation was one of the leading causes of stunting and wasting in children under five years old, which had led to the government and relevant organisations setting 2023 goals of reducing the two categories, ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lack-clean-water-causing-child-stunting-wasting

$30 million Japanese grant aid for water supply system expansion

Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) and KKKCT Consortium on Monday signed a contract for the expansion of water supply system in Takhmao town, Kandal province under a Japanese Grant Aid. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501037694/30-million-japanese-grant-aid-for-water-supply-system-expansion/

Kandal on target to meet annual sanitation goals

Kandal province announced that four of the province’s 11 districts have achieved Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. Authorities called on the other districts to join in with efforts to achieve ODF status by year’s end. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-target-meet-annual-sanitation-goals

S Rieng achieves sanitation, hygeine goals

Svay Rieng has become the first province to stop open defecation due to the commitment of the provincial and local authorities in raising awareness among the populace, according to the provincial Department of Rural Development.​​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-rieng-achieves-sanitation-hygeine-goals

CSR initiative gives villagers clean water

Over 300 families in four provinces – Siem Reap, Takeo, Kampot and Kep – have received free access to clean water through the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme of a local conglomerate. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/csr-initiative-gives-villagers-clean-water

Australia to support piped water supply

The Australian government will support Cambodia’s effort to provide piped clean water to rural areas as its Provincial Investment Plan study revealed that less than 50 per cent of villages in the country were connected to piped water in 2020. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/australia-support-piped-water-supply

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/

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

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/

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

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

Singapore investor pours US$500,000 into clean water in Cambodia

A Singapore-based impact investment network is to pump half a million dollars into clean piped water for Cambodia’s rural population. Nexus for Development, through its debt-financing arm The Pioneer Facility, signed a deal to provide a collateral-free loan for Khmer Water Supply Holding (KWSH), a social ...

Hannah Fernandez
https://www.eco-business.com/news/singapore-investor-pours-us500000-into-clean-water-in-cambodia/

Sihanoukville short of fresh water

Villagers and local freshwater vendors on Thursday expressed concern about fresh water supply in Preah Sihanouk province, after a private company partially filled fresh water reservoir Boeung Prek Tup with sand for tourist development. Boeung Prek Tup is a natural lake located in Sihanoukville’s Village ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sihanoukville-short-fresh-water

Company nears water distribution

A recently-completed water treatment facility with the capacity to store up to 60,000 cubic metres of water in Preah Sihanouk province’s Kbal Chhay will only resume distributing water after Anco Brothers, a conglomerate tasked with building and operating the facility, has concluded that all technical ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50565275/company-nears-water-distribution/

Stung Treng authority agrees to Bunong request

Stung Treng provincial authorities have unanimously agreed to the request and conditions of the ethnic Bunong community members from Kbal Romeas village who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in the province. However, the authorities are still considering requests and conditions laid down ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-authority-agrees-bunong-request

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