Preah Sihanouk seeks to prevent flooding
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities are inspecting the canal system in Sihanoukville’s commune IV and other drainage systems in the coastal town in the wake of recent severe flooding, which claimed one life and affected many residents. ...
Kampong Chhnang large irrigation project finished
The construction of the Lum Hach irrigation and drainage system in Kampong Chhnang province’s Boribor, Teui Phos and Rolea Ba’ier districts has been completed and can provide water to 3,289ha of land. ...
Infrastructure overhaul coming to Sihanoukville
The Ministry of Economy and Finance has highlighted three urgent measures to solve infrastructure woes in Preah Sihanouk province, which is facing challenges amid rapid development. The ministry highlighted measures focusing on roads and drainage systems in the province following a meeting with the Cooperation Committee ...
Japan funds wastewater treatment plant in capital
The kingdom’s first wastewater treatment plant will be built in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, with $27 million in assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Sam Piseth, director of the municipal department of public works and transport, told reporters on Saturday that the treatment plant would ...
Drainage system set for Battambang
The Ministry of Transport yesterday signed an agreement with a Chinese company to build a $9 million drainage system in Battambang town to reduce flooding. The project is being funded by aid provided by the Asian Development Bank for the greater Mekong subregion, which includes $44 ...
Drainage upgrades to come amid rains: city
Cambodia will this year experience heavier rainfall than in previous years during an extended rainy season that is expected to last well into December in the coastal and central lowland areas, according to an announcement made by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology last ...
Jovina Chua and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Heavy rains to continue
Five days of heavy rain flooded rice fields in Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces and some residential areas around Phnom Penh, causing capital residents to question when the city’s long-in-the-works sewage upgrade will finally be completed. More rainfall is expected to flood the country’s northern ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Cristina Maza
Officials discuss future Kep developments
Tourism Ministry officials held a meeting yesterday to discuss a project to develop a tourist port in Kampot province and a planned drainage system for Kep’s Crab Market – two tourism infrastructure projects backed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ...
Construction Begins to Repair Phnom Penh’s Destroyed Street 63
Workers with heavy machinery began repairing Phnom Penh’s busy Street 63 on Thursday in order to get rid of the potholes and cracked concrete that has turned the street into a divot-ridden, water-logged throughway since new pipes were laid six months ago. The Japanese International Cooperation ...
Worse than Potholes, Street 63 Roadwork Hurts City’s Image
Skyscrapers, supermarkets and high-end clothing stores along Sihanouk Boulevard may reflect the increasingly affluent side of Phnom Penh, but turning down busy Street 63 toward Central Market the scene is more warzone than Asean capital, with air thick with dust and the road peppered with ...
As Phnom Penh Grows, So Does Its Sewage Problem
Since 1998, Phnom Penh’s population has doubled to more than 2 million. High-rise buildings have popped up in the city’s center and housing developments have been hastily erected. Yet the city’s antiquated, decades-old drainage system has undergone little improvement in that time and experts say the ...
Cambodia’s Excess Baggage
“I don’t know what I was expecting, but I wasn’t going expecting to look out the bus window and see all the blue bags along the roads and in the fields,” said 27-year-old Christopher Convery, who is currently backpacking for the first time in Cambodia. ...
Japanese grants set to aid local farmers
The Japanese government has provided $118,996 for constructing a cassava propagation and distribution centre in Battambang province. The fund comes in response to the recent challenges facing farmers in the province who are facing a shortage of cassava trees to plant. Kumamaru Yuji, Japanese ambassador to ...