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Infrastructure

Water and sanitation

Water shortages hit outer suburbs

Around 40,000 families in the Phnom Penh suburbs are expected to face water shortages in the dry season. To address the issue, the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) has made provisions to provide water to them, a senior PPWSA official said. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-shortages-hit-outer-suburbs

Water authority asks for responsible consumption this ongoing dry season

The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) has called on residents in the city centre to use water responsibly in order to enable clean water to reach citizens living on the outskirts of the city who are plagued by low water pressure issues that can ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50826609/water-authority-asks-for-responsible-consumption-this-ongoing-dry-season/

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

City’s clean water supplies to stabilise by by 2025

Drinking water supplies will stablise in Phnom Penh and Takmao town south of the capital over the next five years, thanks to new water treatment facilities coming on-line between now and 2025. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809588/citys-clean-water-supplies-to-stabilise-by-by-2025/

11 Provinces enjoy better sanitation and hygiene services

Thanks to Plan International Cambodia, some 1.5 million Cambodians in 11 provinces are now able to enjoy improved hygiene and sanitation services. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800513/11-provinces-enjoy-better-sanitation-and-hygiene-services/

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/

Phase 4 pipeline installation ready for flood protection

The underground installation of the interceptor pipeline system has been completed for the Phnom Penh Flood Protection and Drainage Improvement Project Phase 4. Meanwhile, the rest of the construction is on track and expected to be fully complete by 2021, according to Japan International Cooperation ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763050/phase-4-pipeline-installation-ready-for-flood-protection/

Czechs launch water, sanitation project in Kampong Chhnang

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Cambodia is launching a four-year project to improve water and sanitation to help 9,662 families in two districts in Kampong Chhnang province. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/czechs-launch-water-sanitation-project-kampong-chhnang

Japanese grant $32 million for Takhmao water supply system

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Cambodia signed a $32 million grant agreement with the government on Monday to expand Takhmao town’s water supply system. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-grant-32-million-takhmao-water-supply-system

Kandal aims for full clean water access by 2023

Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophorn yesterday promised to provide clean and safe water access for all by 2023. Currently, around 81 percent of households in the province have access. Speaking during a press conference held at the Council of Ministers, Mr Sophorn said people across ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728075/kandal-aims-for-full-clean-water-access-by-2023/

Reservoir expected to increase agro-production

Preah Vihear authorities have been building a reservoir at a cost of over $100 million to supply water for agricultural rice crops during the dry season. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727189/reservoir-expected-to-increase-agro-production/

Japan offers $310M in grants, loans to boost development

Japan is providing $310 million in development aid to Cambodia to help bolster the country’s economy. About $42.7 million will be delivered as aid, while the rest will be packaged into soft loans which Cambodia has to repay, but on very favourable terms. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-offers-310m-grants-loans-boost-development

Japan funds construction of clean water system and school buildings in Cambodia

Japanese government has provided grant assistance of nearly US$400,000 to Cambodia, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (KUSANONE Grant). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703909/japan-funds-construction-of-clean-water-system-and-school-buildings-in-cambodia/

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/

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. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697722/calls-on-private-sector-to-help-achieve-clean-water-targets

Education Ministry to create additional school-based hygiene facilities

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron called on schools to install proper toilet and handwashing facilities to promote good hygiene practices among children to mitigate their susceptibility to infectious diseases. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697815/education-ministry-to-create-additional-school-based-hygiene-facilities

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

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