Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation
Water providers optimistic about new law’s potential
Specialist working in the clean water sector have expressed their optimism over the draft water management law that was approved by the Council of Ministers on January 13. ...
Dam collapse hits Preah Sihanouk’s clean water supply
Water suppliers and the Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities are urging residents to be patient in the face of provincial water shortages. The second dam at Kbal Chhay collapsed on Saturday night, causing more than 3 million cubic metres of water to be lost. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
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, ...
Program launched to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia
WaterAid and The VF Foundation announce the launch of a year-long program to reach more than 85,000 people with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Firm urged to expand S’ville water supply system
Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation Cham Prasidh has urged Anco Brothers to expand its dams and modernise water supply systems at its clean water production plant in response to growth in Preah Sihanouk province. ...
Minister: Half of villages lack clean water access
About 50 per cent of villages across Cambodia still lack access to clean water due to factors like climate change, population growth and urban development, which have led to a steady increase in water demands, according to Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation Cham ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Calls on private sector to help achieve clean water targets
Consumption of clean water increased to 331 million cubic metres in 2019, as the government aims for its 2025 goal to have 100 percent of households in urban areas connected to potable water. ...
Japan-Cambodia ink clean water supply agreement
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Mikami on Wednesday signed a grant agreement for ¥2.4 million ($22 million) on the “Project for Expansion of Clean Water Supply System in Pursat Province”. The agreement, finalised at the Ministry of ...
JICA concludes study on Takhmao city water plant
The feasibility study for a Japan-funded water treatment plant in Takhmao city was recently finished, with construction due to begin April next year, the agency in charge of the project revealed. The plant, to be built with a grant from the Japanese government, will produce ...
Ministry floats new law for clean water management
The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts will propose a new law to improve clean water management in Cambodia. It also warned of crackdowns on clean water supply businesses which are unlicensed or do not have a valid licence. The new law will state the obligations ...
PM calls for greater efforts to tackle global water issue
Speaking at the third Budapest Water Summit in Budapest, Hungary, Prime Minister Hun Sen said water security would be under threat due to poor management of water resources and chemical waste, global warming, and population growth. “Climate change, forest logging, insufficient public investment, lack of ...
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. ...
Sihanoukville wastewater plant upgrades receive greenlight
The inter-ministerial committee responsible for developing drainage and water treatment systems has agreed to proceed with an infrastructure project to provide Preah Sihanouk province’s Sihanoukville with the capacity to treat up to 30,000 cubic metres of wastewater per day. An agreement was made during an ...
Kampot water plant online soon
After three years, a Japanese-funded water treatment facility in Kampot province is set to begin operations after being expanded through a grant worth $26 million. The grant for the expansion was given by the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency to expand the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
PM Praises China as Chinese Environment Minister Set to Visit Cambodia
China’s environment deputy minister, Zhao Yingmin, is due to pay a visit to Cambodia to sign a number of agreements focusing on clean water production, according to the Ministry of Environment. ...