Water and sanitation infrastructure and facilities
Rural water and sanitation infrastructure
$50-million ADB loan granted to Battambang city
Battambang city governor Leang Veasna announced that through the Royal Government of Cambodia, Battambang city has borrowed $50 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ...
Khmer Times Staff
S Reap to attain ODF status by early 2024, officials say
Siem Reap provincial authorities and several partner organisations have announced their joint commitment to achieve open defecation free (ODF) status across the province by early 2024. More than 80 per cent of the province has been declared ODF thus far. ...
Over 470 communes nationwide declared ODF
The Ministry of Rural Development confirmed that in 2022, the ministry had declared 472 communes in 39 districts in the country to have Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. ...
Kampong Thom Provincial Authority urge clean water supply to, sanitation of rural areas
Prem Ratha, Deputy Governor of Kampong Thom, urged all relevant officials to promote the supply of clean water and sanitation to rural areas and asked the people to participate together to improve the well-being of the residents. ...
Khmer Times Staff
PM announces rural sanitation programme
The government plans to introduce a ten-strategy programme that aims to improve the environment, wellbeing of Cambodians and to provide sanitation in rural areas as well as raise the standard of living for people in rural communities. ...
Prey Veng an open defecation-free province after Svay Rieng
Prey Veng became an open defecation-free province yesterday following Svay Rieng province. ...
100% access to clean water nationwide ‘by 2025’
The Ministry of Rural Development has set the target of providing 100 per cent clean water supply and sanitation services throughout the Kingdom by 2025, while currently more than 80 per cent has already been achieved. ...
Over 80 pct of Cambodia’s rural population have access to clean water, sanitation
More than 80 percent of the rural population in Cambodia now have access to clean water and sanitation, up from 70 percent five years ago, a senior official said here on Monday. ...
Khmer Times Staff
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, ...
$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
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...