Water and sanitation

Water and sanitation infrastructure and facilities

$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

Mobile pumps installed as water shortages continue for farmers

Mobile water pumps were installed in some provinces as farmers continue to water shortages that threaten the dry season rice crops. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501012892/mobile-pumps-installed-as-water-shortages-continue-for-farmers/

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

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-half-villages-lack-clean-water-access

PM says nation’s growth to be driven by Sihanoukville

Prime Minister Hun Sen said more than $320 million was spent on the construction of infrastructure in Preah Sihanouk province to improve Cambodia’s image and drive economic growth. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-says-nations-growth-be-driven-sihanoukville

New clean water treatment technology launched in Battambang

Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang and Industry Minister Cham Prasidh jointly launched a water treatment facility in Battambang yesterday and the “Provincial Investment Plan for Piped Water Supply in Cambodia (PIP)” study. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50980797/new-clean-water-treatment-technology-launched-in-battambang/

Capital requests new water treatment plant on outskirts

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng requested that Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) director-general Long Naro build a new water treatment plant in the Prek Thnaot River area to the west of the capital in order to distribute clean water to people in three ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-requests-new-water-treatment-plant-outskirts

Draft clean water law ready for review

The Industry Ministry said yesterday that it has finished the draft Law on Clean Water Management and will submit it to the Council of Ministers soon for review. The government said it plans to have clean water available for everyone by 2030. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50930397/draft-clean-water-law-ready-for-review/

Phnom Penh Administration pushing to complete rehabilitation by end of August

The Phnom Penh Administration has been undertaking the rehabilitation project of the capital city’s canals to prevent flooding in the area, especially during the current rainy season. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50923791/phnom-penh-administration-pushing-to-complete-rehabilitation-by-end-of-august/

Sala Ta Orn dam, an economic boon

Farmers and villagers in Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district will soon breathe a sigh of relief when the new Sala Ta Orn dam, which is now 90% completed, goes fully operational by end of this year. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902888/sala-ta-orn-dam-an-economic-boon/

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

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

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/

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/

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