Pollution and waste

Water pollution

Chinese mango processing factory in Battambang warned for discharging sewage into stream

Battambang provincial authorities have issued a warning letter to a Chinese owner of a mango processing factory that allegedly discharged sewage into O’ Treng stream in Svay Sar Village of Treng commune in Rattanak Mondul district. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/chinese-mango-processing-factory-in-battambang-warned-for-discharging-sewage-into-stream/

Ministry: The Sulfuric Acid spills incident in Nam Khan River in Laos does not affect the quality of the river

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, the authoritative body in such matters, announced that the experts of Laos have confirmed that there was no impact on the quality of the Nam Khan Rive and Mekong River caused by the overturning of chemical trucks. ...

បុគ្គលិក​ ខ្មែរ​ថា​ម​ស៍​
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469929/ministry-the-sulfuric-acid-spills-incident-in-nam-khan-river-in-laos-does-not-affect-the-quality-of-the-river/

Water supply, sanitation coverage in rural Cambodia hits 85 percent, PM

About 85 percent of the rural population in Cambodia now have access to clean water supply and sanitation, Prime Minister Hun Manet said here on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501459775/water-supply-sanitation-coverage-in-rural-cambodia-hits-85-percent-pm/

Ministry of Environment launches clean water campaign to reduce water pollution for people’s health

Clean water is an important source for sustaining life, and in line with this statement, the Ministry of Environment has taken a step towards preventing pollution into the water surface by reducing pollution sources into the water to help protect the health of the people ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449414/ministry-of-environment-launches-clean-water-campaign-to-reduce-water-pollution-for-peoples-health/

Expanding gold mine diverts stream in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary

Dead fish and black water ran through the Por Roung river last year due to contamination upstream from an industrial Chinese-owned  mine, residents of Snang An village say. ...

Andrew Califf, Seoung Nimol, and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/expanding-gold-mine-diverts-stream-in-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary/

NGO vows garbage-free rivers in Phnom Penh by 2028

The River Ocean Cleanup (ROC) pledged to achieve its target of garbage-free rivers in Phnom Penh by 2028, while marking the 6th World Cleanup Day on Saturday. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501362340/ngo-vows-garbage-free-rivers-in-phnom-penh-by-2028/

Waste management essential in rural Cambodia

A study by International Development Enterprises (iDE) Cambodia has discovered polluted waters in areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and is urging for waste collection services to be implemented to eliminate affected groundwater and surface water sources.  ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/waste-management-essential-in-rural-cambodia

Government orders $500,000 fines, relocation, for company polluting Sangke river

After waste from a Battambang-based industrial company polluted the Sangke river, the Environment Ministry imposed fines of around half a million dollars and order the company to relocate 10 kilometers away in a letter issued Thursday. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/government-orders-500000-fines-relocation-for-company-polluting-sangke-river/

Pharmaceutical company contaminates Sangke River, Battambang authorities say

A pharmaceutical company leaked chemicals into the Sangke River, contaminating water used by community members and killing fish, according to Battambang provincial authorities. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/pharmaceutical-company-contaminates-sangke-river-battambang-authorities-say/

Third wastewater plant poised to enhance S’ville

The third wastewater treatment facility in Village IV, Commune IV, Sihanoukville, is nearly ready to start operations, with nearly 100 per cent of the construction completed. Preah Sihanouk provincial governor, Kuoch Chamroeun, anticipates the project, which cost an estimated $20 million, to wrap up by ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/third-wastewater-plant-poised-enhance-sville

Forest community report fish poisoning

Buddhist monks and members of the forest community of Sorng Rukhavorn Wildlife Sanctuary have expressed deep concern over illegal fishing activities in the sanctuary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-community-report-fish-poisoning

NGO launches Tonle Sap River clean-up awareness campaign

The EU-sponsored “Let’s Clean Up the Tonle Sap” campaign was officially announced this month to raise awareness of the importance of sanitation and waste management among the fishing communities of the eastern Tonle Sap Lake, while improving their economic situation. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-launches-tonle-sap-river-clean-awareness-campaign

Council of Ministers approves water management draft law

The draft law on clean water management was approved by the plenary session of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, after review and debate on January 13. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/council-ministers-approves-water-management-draft-law

Hi-tech wastewater plants ‘improving’ S’ville environment

Since the 2021 opening of a second high-tech wastewater treatment plant in Sihanoukville, the environment of Preah Sihanouk province has steadily improved, with a reduction in pollution and an increase in maritime biodiversity, said the Ministry of Environment. ...

Sem Pisey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hi-tech-wastewater-plants-improving-sville-environment

At a Sihanoukville beach, stinky wastewater flows into the sea

Foul-smelling wastewater is draining into the sea at Sihanoukville’s O’Chheu Teal beach, leaving visitors plugging their noses and a local business owner and tourism official concerned that the stink will scare off tourists. ...

Sorn Sarath and Ou Leang Chhay
https://cambojanews.com/at-a-sihanoukville-beach-stinky-wastewater-flows-into-the-sea/

Prek Tnaot families face eviction for river ‘restoration’ linked to elite company

Nearly 100 families living near Takhmao city are facing eviction as authorities pledge to restore the heavily-polluted river running next to their homes in a project linked to a real estate company with connections to the prime minister’s family. ...

Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/prek-tnaut-families-face-eviction-for-river-restoration-linked-to-elite-company/

Prek Tnaut Pollution Hits a New Low as Water Declared ‘Hazardous’

Those living near the river, which flows from Kampong Speu through Kandal province, say that they have long avoided using its water for drinking, cooking or cleaning as the area has become increasingly polluted over the last decade. ...

Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/prek-tnaut-pollution-hits-a-new-low-as-water-declared-hazardous/

New Mlech water treatment plant in Kampot inaugurated

The new Mlech Water Treatment Plant in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district, which can produce 2,000 cubic metres of clean water a day, was formally inaugurated to meet the needs of the people in the area as well as in neighbouring Takeo province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-mlech-water-treatment-plant-kampot-inaugurated

Kampong Thom water treatment plant online

The Kampong Thom Provincial Administration is set to launch a new clean water production plant in April. The plant – located in Stung Sen town’s Prey Tahou commune and built with the assistance of a grant from the Japanese government – will have the capacity ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thom-water-treatment-plant-online

Wastewater plant breaks ground

Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the Choeung Ek Wastewater Treatment Facility – to be built using more than $20 million in aid from Japan – in Chak Angre Leu commune’s Prek Ta Kong I village of Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wastewater-plant-breaks-ground

Floating home owners seek assistance

Over 1,500 floating houses and fish farming cages have been dismantled and evacuated from the rivers in Phnom Penh, according to Phnom Penh municipal police spokesman San Sok Seyha. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-home-owners-seek-assistance

Nearly 7K tonnes of waste removed from capital’s clogged up canal

The Sewage, Pumping and Treatment Unit under the Phnom Penh municipal Department of Public Works and Transport has cleared the Boeung Tompun canal and collected nearly 7,000 tonnes of various kinds of rubbish.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-7k-tonnes-waste-removed-capitals-clogged-canal

New permanent landfill site, waste transfer station built

Construction of another new waste transfer station is underway to the north of Phnom Penh while a 50ha area to the west in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district is being planned as a new permanent landfill site as part of a strategy to address waste ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-permanent-landfill-site-waste-transter-station-built

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