Cambodia produces over four million tons of garbage per year: official

Cambodia produces more than four million tons of garbage a year, and only a half was disposed of at dumping sites, Ministry of Environment’s secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Landfill for K Chhnang town nears completion

The construction of a new landfill on more than 12ha in Kampong Chhnang province will be completed by the end of this year, while the provincial governor expected that the landfill will promote beauty and the environment in the town. ...

Long Kimmarita

New landfill to ease Kampot city’s garbage woes

A new landfill, which is under construction in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district is expected to be able to handle between 70 and 90 tonnes of trash daily and ease garbage woes in neighbouring Kampot city. ...

Son Minea

Boeng Tompun canal cleared of waste to prevent flooding

More than 2,500 trucks of garbage and overgrown grass, equivalent to 12,050 cubic metres, were removed following four months of restoration work on the almost four-kilometre-long Boeng Tompun canal, which was built to prevent flooding in five Phnom Penh districts. ...

Mao Chanvireak

As ecotourism grows in popularity, so does a garbage problem

After a lengthy trek from the nearest village, Lim Sengleang finally reached the peak of Khnong Phsar on a clear day in June. The fresh air and striking views of the surrounding Cardamom Mountains made the hike well worth the effort, said the 26-year-old Phnom ...

Sam Sopich

City Hall calls on public for proper waste disposal

City Hall has instructed the public, including business owners, to dispose of garbage in a timely manner in accordance with the schedule set by authorities, as well as to pack dangerous waste in a red bag to aid garbage collectors. Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng ...

Pech Sotheary

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

One man’s trash, another’s power

Phnom Penh’s mountains of garbage might be keeping the city’s lights on as early as 2015 if all goes according to plan, developers and city officials have said. Under a new proposal presented to Phnom Penh Municipal Hall last Tuesday, the Green Asia Global Corporation is ...

City Officials Talk Trash With New Campaign

Phnom Penh municipality is set to launch a campaign today at Daun Penh district’s Kandal market aimed at educating residents about disposing their garbage correctly in an effort to reduce flooding in the area. The campaign comes after the area experience several bouts of severe ...

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