Government expedites land registration in Tonle Sap Zones

The government is establishing a commission to expedite land registrations in the Tonle Sap zones. It will handle registration for both state and private lands in a timely, accurate and effective manner. ...

Hang Punreay

Water shortages to end in capital from February: PPWSA

Residents of Phnom Penh will no longer face water shortages from late February, as daily supply capacity is set to exceed one million cubic metres, according to the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA).​ ...

Niem Chheng

Cambodia promotes water action by all for World Food Day 2023

Cambodia joined countries across the globe to promote water action as part of the country’s 2023 World Food Day commemoration, which took place in Kouloab commune, Chet Borei district in Kratie province. The commemoration event was held under the global theme, Water is Life, Water ...

Khmer Times Staff

Govt, World Bank discuss water resources development

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has asked the World Bank to develop a management plan for the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers to ensure water resources, improve flood prevention and restore vulnerable rivers. ...

Hang Punreay

Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygienic controls in Cambodia promotes the emergence of drug-resistant E. coli

A new study suggests that Escherichia coli and other disease-causing microbes are passing easily between humans and animals in Cambodia, a country where clean water, sanitation and hygienic controls are lacking in many regions. The continuous exchange, along with unregulated antibiotic use, leads to the ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry calls on people to use water sparingly as the rainy season ends sooner than last year

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology calls on people to use water sparingly, especially people living in remote rural areas far from sources o water because this year’s rainy season ends sooner than last year. ...

Torn Vibol

Clean water coverage in Cambodia reaches 80 percent

Cambodia has now achieved 80 percent of clean water supply and the country has set to reach the full coverage by 2025. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Mekong crisis calls for global response: official

Cambodia has called for enhanced international partnerships to tackle pressing issues in the Mekong basin, such as declining water levels, reduced fish stocks and the reverse flow into the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Ry Sochan

MRC releases 2022 report, identify ‘challenges’, outline achievements

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has released its annual report for 2022, which identifies the major transboundary challenges facing the Mekong River Basin while calling for continued cooperation for solutions. “The report documents our multiple achievements over the past year, as well as key challenges ...

Ry Sochan

Tycoon’s company receives 1,247 Hectares along Kep coastal waters for satellite city development

A company linked to tycoon Khun Sear, TP Moral Group, received 1,247 hectares of coastal waters in Kep province to develop a new satellite city and “special tourism zone” according to a March 6 sub-decree signed by former Prime Minister Hun Sen and publicized in ...

Phon Sothyroth

Minister asks Japan for flooding support

During a meeting to discuss water resources with officials from the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia, Thor Chetha, the minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, proposed that Japan assist in addressing the nation’s flooding and drought issues. ...

Chea Sokny

New Siem Reap water plant in operation

Siem Reap province features the Angkor Wat World Heritage site – one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions – and to fully seize the opportunities available in tourism development, a stable water supply is crucial. ...

Phnom Penh Post Staff

Sar Kheng orders authorities to solve Battambang rice farmers’ water shortage woes

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng ordered authorities to solve water shortages for rice farmers in Mong Russei and Kors Kralor districts in Battambang province. ...

Torn Vibol

Cambodia selected to host the AWaP convention in 2025

Cambodia has been selected as the host nation for the 4th annual Asia Wastewater Management Partnership (AWaP) convention in 2025. Five other countries are members of the organisation, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam and Japan. ...

Tith Kongnov

ASEAN’s first Maritime Outlook highlights region’s blue economy

ASEAN has launched its inaugural ASEAN Maritime Outlook (AMO) at the 13th ASEAN Maritime Forum, held in the Indonesia resort island of Bali on August 1. This publication is set to be a cornerstone in managing various maritime issues, with a special focus on streamlining ...

Ry Sochan

ADB prepare $200M water package

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology and representatives of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) met for talks on June 27 to discuss long-term investment in projects that would support the ministry’s crucial functions. Following negotiations, the ADB prepared a new $200 million package of ...

Bor Pich Zelin

ASEAN discusses maritime protection

The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) chaired the 2023 ASEAN Coast Guard Forum in Jakarta from June 6-9 to discuss cooperation in protecting waters from various threats, including illegal fishing. ...

Khmer Times Staff

‘Receding water levels’ behind collapse of forty houses into Bassac river

Kandal provincial authorities have explained that 40 homes collapsed into the Bassac River on April 24 due to receding water levels. ...

Chea Sokny

B Meanchey credits vast irrigation system with farming success

Banteay Meanchey provincial governor Um Reatrey said agriculture is the life blood of the border province, were 85 per cent of the province’s 800,000 strong population are involved in cultivating crops. The province harvests between 900,000 and one million tonnes of rice a year. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Clean water pumped to dry suburbs

A team from the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) is working closely with the Takhmao fire department to provide water to the residents of Takhmao town. Several members of the public have complained about a severe lack of water pressure in recent weeks, with ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Water supply authority assures public shortages over early ‘24

The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) asked for understanding from Phnom Penh residents in some communes where water pressure is weak. They assured residents that all supply issues will be resolved by early 2024, but have suggested that residents use water sparingly in the ...

Post Staff

First dead dolphin of the year, conservation worries rise

An Irrawaddy Dolphin was found dead on March 19, marking the first passing of the critically endangered species for the year 2023, and alarming conservationists over their potential extinction. ...

Teng Yalirozy

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