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

Push for more toilets on track

An official from the Ministry of Rural Development said on Monday that as of last year, 80 per cent of Cambodians had toilets to use and 65 per cent had access to clean drinking water. The Kingdom aims for all Cambodians to have access to clean ...

Khorn Savi

Safe water from Kamchay dam

A feasibility study on producing safe drinking water from the Chinese-built Kamchay hydropower dam in Kampot province has been completed, according to the Ministry of Industry, raising hopes that the current water shortage in the province and neighbouring Kep could be alleviated. ...

Chea Vannak

Lao Dams, Mining Ruining Sekong Water Quality in Cambodia

Dam-building and gold mining in southern Laos are ruining water quality downstream on the Sekong River in Cambodia, where villagers are no longer able to drink or use the water, according to an environmental group. The activities undertaken by Lao and Vietnamese companies on the Sekong’s ...

Clean water for city outskirts

The inclusion of 20 communes to the central Phnom Penh water supply in the past year has resulted in a dramatic increase in demand and subsequent shortages, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority officials said yesterday. “Water demand in Phnom Penh is growing fast day to-day, ...

Villagers Hit as Pond Dries Up

Hundreds of residents in five villages in southern Cambodia have been deprived of their sole source of water as a massive pond in their area has dried up, villagers said. The affected villagers of Sre Ronnong commune in Takeo Province’s Tram Kork district have been buying ...

Villagers Say Preservation of Pond Is Worth Fighting For

The future of a pond that sparked controversy last Monday, when about 400 people stopped authorities from filling it with sand in preparation for the construction of a military police base, remains in question, locals said yesterday. The residents of 10 villages protested last week in ...

Water Supply Shares Fall Below Launch Price

The share price of the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) fell 50 riel yesterday to 6,250 riel, or about $1.52, bringing the authority’s share price lower than its initial public offering (IPO) in April. The decline matches views expressed by investors here that the authority’s ...

Economic Census Sheds Light on Businesses

The Ministry of Planning yesterday released the preliminary results of the 2011 economic census, which found that Cambodia has a total of 503,008 businesses nationwide, of which nearly 20 percent are based in Phnom Penh. The census, which began on March 1 and was financed ...

Pesticide poisons scores

After the So Ngoun Company sprayed pesticides in Kampot province approximately 90 villagers have become ill. They are being treated for vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness after drinking contaminated water, as the pesticide flowed downstream after some rains. The pesticide was sprayed in order to rid ...

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