Pollution and waste

Water pollution

Contaminated stream leads to water scarcity

Some 100 families are left with no access to clean water after fish were spotted dead at their water sources – the O’Droun and O’Kles Klork streams – in Sambor district’s Kbal Damrei commune, Kratie province, O’Por village chief Sok Yoeun said on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/contaminated-stream-leads-water-scarcity

Japan to provide $28 million grant for PP sewage infrastructure

Japan has awarded Cambodia a three billion yen ($27.9 million) grant for a sewer development project in Phnom Penh to help ease flooding in parts of the capital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on Wednesday. Its minister who is also Deputy ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-provide-28-million-grant-pp-sewage-infrastructure

Ministry needs millions to improve drainage

The Public Works and Transport Ministry on Friday said it plans to spend about $170 million to improve Sihanoukville’s wastewater treatment system and deal with floods. Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said during a workshop in the capital that he will push for the budget to be ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50637052/ministry-needs-millions-to-improve-drainage/

Rubbish Youths collect 10K cigarette butts at Sihanoukville beach

The “Rubbish Youths” have picked up nearly 10,000 cigarette butts from Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach over the past two weekends, after launching a campaign to collect one million butts from Cambodia’s coastal areas to keep the beaches clean. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-youths-collect-10k-cigarette-butts-sihanoukville-beach

Water problems in Sihanoukville

Officials from the Public Works and Transport Ministry and the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration are studying how to jointly address damaged infrastructure and have decided to first tackle water and road problems. In May, an inter-ministerial committee made up of officials from various ministries agreed to ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622637/water-problems-in-sihanoukville/

Island casino’s fate to be decided

A preah Sihanouk provincial official said on Monday that the administration would request approval from the Ministry of Environment and the National Committee for Coastal Management and Development to dismantle a Chinese casino on Koh Rong Sanloem. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/island-casinos-fate-be-decided

Koh Rong Sanloem casino ‘is flouting’ closure order

A Preah Sihanouk provincial official said on Thursday that the owner of Jinding Hotel and Casino on Koh Rong Sanloem is flouting the authorities’ order to close the business by March 22. Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearum told The Post that the provincial ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-rong-sanloem-casino-flouting-closure-order

About $200 million needed to solve wastewater woes

The government plans to spend approximately $200 million on increasing the capacity of water treatment plants and organising sewage systems in Preah Sihanouk province to prevent wastewater from flowing into the sea and protect the environment. Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth and Transport Minister Sun Chanthol ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50599769/about-200-million-needed-to-solve-wastewater-woes/

Siem Reap authorities research ways to clean town’s main river

Siem Reap town’s civil society organisations and citizens have criticised the release of wastewater from guesthouses, hotels and restaurants into Siem Reap River, which has contaminated its water. Authorities are looking into measures to improve the main river of the Kingdom’s principal historic tourism city. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-authorities-research-ways-clean-towns-main-river

Sihanoukville authorities close canal to transfer flow of polluted water

Local authorities on Tuesday decided to close a canal at Sihanoukville’s Sokha Beach following the completion of four facilities in Preah Sihanouk province designed to treat wastewater before it reaches the sea. Four more facilities are still under construction. The first four water treatment plants, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sihanoukville-authorities-close-canal-transfer-flow-polluted-water

Sihanoukville water treatment plants ‘set for testing’

Officials have said that four facilities designed to prevent waste water from reaching the sea in Preah Sihanouk province would be ready for testing on Monday, as engineers readied to complete the projects before deadline. Yos Chorm Narady, under-secretary of state at the Ministry of ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sihanoukville-water-treatment-plants-set-testing

Youths band together to clean ‘filthy’ Boeung Trabek canal

Inspired by their affection for the environment, a desire to have a clean and beautiful city, and wanting to send a message to people to stop littering, a group of some two dozen volunteer youths have taken to picking up trash day and night from ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youths-band-together-clean-filthy-boeung-trabek-canal

Concerns over Koh Rong Samloem petrol station

Community representatives and civil society groups have hit out at plans for a petrol station on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Rong Samloem, expressing concern at the environmental impact the project will have on the tourist hotspot. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-koh-rong-samloem-petrol-station

PP gov’t to clean capital’s canal

The municipal Department of Public Works and Transport said on Thursday that it planned to remove tonnes of waste disorderly disposed of in the capital’s sewage canal next week. The move followed widespread criticism of mass floating rubbish and the municipal authority’s alleged inaction. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pp-govt-clean-capitals-canal

Preah Sihanouk to address dirty water flowing into the sea

Some $190 million will be spent to construct filtration stations in Preah Sihanouk province to address the problem of dirty water flowing into the sea. However, the director-general of public works at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Heng Rathpiseth, who is the project’s ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-address-dirty-water-flowing-sea

Activists urge Preah Sihanouk authorities to restore beach

Some 10 environmental activists from Phnom Penh universities have urged Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities to restore the part of Prek Treng beach which a private company filled in September, while the governor claimed the firm had already been ordered to do so. The activists warned ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-urge-preah-sihanouk-authorities-restore-beach

Tonle Sap Vietnamese to stay on river for now

Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities announced they have allowed 750 ethnic Vietnamese families living on the Tonle Sap river to stay until July, after more than 3,000 other Vietnamese families voluntarily relocated to designated areas on higher ground. Provincial governor Chhour Chandoeun said authorities made the decision ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-vietnamese-stay-river-now

Government to improve water treatment facility

The Office of the Council of Ministers (OCM) has approved plans to improve and add capacity to water treatment facilities in coastal and construction areas, sewage systems and mud drying facilities in Sihanoukville after they were inspected and assessed by government institutions. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-improve-water-treatment-facility

Illegal reclamation carries on

Despite numerous cases of illegal landfilling coming to light and an order from Prime Minister Hun Sen to put a stop to it, authorities are seemingly powerless to halt illegal beach developments in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-reclamation-carries

Company undeterred by PM’s order to restore beach

A prviate company filling Preah Sihanouk province’s Praek Treng beach with soil is reluctant to dredge it despite a direct order from Prime Minister Hun Sen. On September 18, the prime minister ordered Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara to personally ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/company-undeterred-pms-order-restore-beach

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