Water and sanitation
Water and sanitation policy and administration
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. ...
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. ...
Gov’t implements ODF guidelines
To reach its goal of achieving 100% rural water supply and sanitation in the country by 2025, the Ministry of Rural Development has initiated its open defecation free (ODF) verification guidelines. ...
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. ...
MRC issues urgent call to tackle falling water level
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has called for its members to take urgent steps to protect Asia’s largest river, following a report that the water level is at its lowest. ...
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. ...
Water utility posts profit, but shares stagnant
The capital’s listed water utility reported strong growth of earnings and profit in 2015, yet failed once again to impress investors, with its share price refusing to budge during yesterday’s low-volume trading session. ...
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Villagers in Cambodia’s Stung Treng say waterway contaminated by local sawmill
Indigenous villagers in northeastern Cambodia’s Stung Treng province on Monday called for an investigation into a saw mill they say has polluted their local waterway and caused residents to contract a skin disease. ...
Industrial ambitions face thirsty future
Cambodia’s new industrial development policy calls for more factories and special economic zones, but accomplishing this will be difficult. ...
Huge drop in rate of open defecation, report says
The open defecation rate in Cambodia has dropped by 42 percent since 1990, according to a new U.N. report, but the country’s urban poor still have limited access to improved sanitation. ...