400 sacked CINTRI workers protest in Phnom Penh

400 CINTRI workers who were sacked by the company earlier – including cleaners, garbage collectors and drivers – protested at the company yesterday to demand payments. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Government formulates new policy on urban waste management

The government is formulating a new policy on urban garbage collection to strengthen waste management and protect the environment better. Neth Pheaktra, Environment Ministry spokesman, said at a press conference yesterday the policy is being formulated following termination of Cintri (Cambodia) Ltd’s licence to collect ...

Pech Sotheary

PM: Utility bill to be separated

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered that waste collection fees be removed from electricity invoices issued by Cambodian national utility company Electricite du Cambodge (EdC). The decision will take effect from January. The move came a day after the government revoked the business licence ...

Long Kimmarita

Kandal site considered to replace Dangkor dumpsite

Phnom Penh authorities are looking for sites that can replace the Dangkor landfill on the outskirts of the city, a high-ranking official announced said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan

New Sihanoukville trash collector admits flaws

The owner of a garbage collection company that recently took over trash pick-up in Sihanoukville admitted shortcomings in collection efforts yesterday, while pledging to improve services, following a petition by residents calling for the company’s contract to be rescinded. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

New firm takes over for Cintri to tackle trash in Sihanoukville

Move over, Cintri – there’s a new garbage collector in town. For the first time in a dozen years, Sihanoukville has a new waste management company, and it has already started collecting trash ahead of the Pchum Ben holiday. ...

Kong Meta

Sihanoukville facing a trash crisis

Sihanoukville officials are scrambling to figure out how they will collect rubbish throughout the city – one of the top tourism destinations in the country – if waste management firm Cintri makes good on a recent threat to halt services on September 14, raising concerns ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Trash piles will get picked up, eventually

Phnom Penh’s sole garbage hauler says it will need another week to collect thousands of tons of fetid garbage that piled up over the weekend when workers left the capital to vote in Sunday’s commune elections. ...

Buth Kimsay

Cintri says it is owed up to $20M by Phnom Penh residents

Phnom Penh’s much-maligned waste-collection firm Cintri yesterday used a meeting with City Hall to ask for help in collecting between $10 million and $20 million in unpaid fees it says it’s owed by residents in the capital. ...

Niem Chheng

Cintri rewarded with contract extensions

After years of public complaints and government threats to cancel its contract, Phnom Penh’s sole garbage collector appears to be cleaning up its act.   ...

Kong Meta

Trash pact in crosshairs

City Hall has warned Phnom Penh’s sole waste management firm that it has just one more opportunity to lift its game before its oft-criticised contract comes under threat. ...

Morn Vanntey and Daniel de Carteret

Trash to double over festival

The heaps of fly-covered refuse known to accumulate around the capital are set to grow a whole lot worse as millions of visitors arrive for the upcoming Water Festival and tax the city’s overburdened trash collector. More than two million additional people are expected to crowd ...

Laignee Barron and Pech Sotheary

City Hall to train guards to drive garbage trucks

City Hall announced on Friday plans to train five security guards from each of Phnom Penh’s 12 districts to drive garbage trucks as back-up in the event of another strike by Cintri workers, part of a three-step solution to tackle the much-publicized shortcomings of the ...

Ben Sokhean

City hall calls out Cintri’s rubbish collecting efforts—again

Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong on Monday slammed municipal waste disposal company Cintri for its poor performance in collecting the city’s garbage after a strike by trash collectors last week once again left the streets a mess. Cintri’s trash collectors ended their second strike of the ...

Ben Sokhean

Cintri back to work in time for royal ceremony

Phnom Penh’s trash collectors ended their strike Wednesday after being promised increased salaries—leaving two days to clean the streets before Friday’s ceremony to inter the ashes of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. Ngoun Sipheng, the operations manager for Cintri, which has a monopoly on waste ...

Ben Sokhean

Strike divides Cintri workers

While Phnom Penh’s garbage truck drivers returned to work yesterday following a brief strike, piles of refuse continued to mount in parts of the city, as trash collectors who had joined the drivers’ cause were continuing the strike alone as of 7pm. On Monday, drivers of ...

Pech Sotheary and Alice Cuddy

City Hall brings in security guards to collect trash

District security guards, often used to break up demonstrations and beat protesters, were mobilized Tuesday to help clean up the city as hundreds of Phnom Penh’s trash collectors continued their strike over pay and working conditions. City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said 60 Cintri trucks returned ...

Ben Sokhean and Holly Robertson

Cintri drivers strike for second time this year

Phnom Penh’s trash collectors have again gone on strike over salaries and conditions in a move that could see them stop clearing the city’s streets of garbage for an extended period for the second time this year. About 100 employees of the waste disposal firm Cintri ...

Ben Sokhean and Holly Robertson

GPS tracking system could be answer to city’s garbage problem

Keeping ahead of Phnom Penh’s mounting piles of garbage has proved tough for Cintri since it was awarded sole rights in 2002 to keep the city clean. But a new plan harnessing global satellite positioning and digital mapping is offering the company a high-tech helping ...

Khuon Narim and Simon Henderson

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