Rural water and sanitation infrastructure
Rural water supply
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
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, ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Bunong families claim Lower Sesan II dam is causing water shortage
More than 100 families, including Bunong ethnic community members who have been impacted by the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province, complained on Monday about the shortage of clean water. The villagers, who have rejected compensation for relocation and currently live on higher ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Government to expand clean water supply to rural areas
The Industry Minister on Monday said that he is committed to expanding the coverage of clean water supply across the country. During a visit to a water processing plant in Pursat province, Industry Minister Cham Prasidh said that providing clean water to rural areas is ...
More than 100 villagers return home after methanol poisoning
More than half of the villagers who fell ill after drinking contaminated water or methanol-laced rice wine in Kratie province’s Chetr Borei district last week have returned home after receiving treatment. ...
Families protest water restrictions in Poipet
Nearly 50 families from a village in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town yesterday protested to demand that a private utilities company stop restricting water supply in their area because they didn’t have enough water to drink and irrigate their crops. ...
Animals die as Cambodia is gripped by worst drought in decades
Behind a clutch of huts that hug the major route between Cambodia’s capital and its famed Angkor temples, rice farmers Phem Phean and Sok Khoert peer into a cement hollow. ...
Gov’t drought relief efforts can’t reach 500,000 people
Around 500,000 Cambodians who face water shortages still have not received government assistance since drought relief efforts began on April 26, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management. ...
Sen David and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon