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Solid waste management in rural Cambodia

A study has been conducted into solid waste management in rural areas, with a White Paper released detailing obstacles and recommendations to overcome them. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/solid-waste-management-in-rural-cambodia

Ministry collaborates for cleaner Cambodia

The Ministry of Environment and the Asia Foundation are committed to strengthening solid waste management and ensuring a clean, sanitary, and comfortable environment in Cambodia through fostering community clean-up initiatives and cooperation on solid waste management. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501365609/ministry-collaborates-for-cleaner-cambodia/

Waste management essential in rural Cambodia

A study by International Development Enterprises (iDE) Cambodia has discovered polluted waters in areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and is urging for waste collection services to be implemented to eliminate affected groundwater and surface water sources.  ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/waste-management-essential-in-rural-cambodia

Ministry of Environment and Battambang Province launch urban solid waste management system testing

The Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with the Battambang Provincial Administration, announces the launch of a trial of the urban solid waste management system (NSWM-PLATFORM) in the national nursery system of the Battambang Municipal Administration in order to strengthen solid waste management in accordance with ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501339847/ministry-of-environment-and-battambang-province-launch-urban-solid-waste-management-system-testing/

ADB-backed new Kampong Thom trash facility inaugurated

The Tonle Sap Basin is now home to a new $4 million landfill. This crucial addition, part of the Second Urban Environment Management project, is set to enhance sanitation and environmental management services around the lake, part of which is located in Kampong Thom province. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-backed-new-kampong-thom-trash-facility-inaugurated

Cambodian delegation attends South Korean Green network conference

Cambodia calls on South Korea to expand bilateral cooperation, including private investment in waste management and recycling, carbon credit projects, green financing and human resource development. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-delegation-attends-south-korean-green-network-conference

NGO seeks exchange of plastic waste from Tonle Sap Lake for rice

The BambooShoot Foundation is looking for companies, philanthropists or business associations that will exchange more than 10 tonnes of plastic waste from the Tonle Sap Lake for 3.5 tonnes of rice. The NGO wants to use the rice to reward the 350 families from Peam ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-seeks-exchange-plastic-waste-tonle-sap-lake-rice

Siem Reap hosts APAC recycling meet

Minister of Environment Say Samal urged countries in the region and across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) to work together globally to address waste, especially plastic, effectively and to initiate the transfer of advanced technology to less developed nations to jointly address the issues. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-hosts-apac-recycling-meet

Plastic clean-up drive ends in Battambang

The “One Step No Plastic” campaign, founded by a pair of youths with the goal of getting rid of plastic waste in the environment, has now wrapped up. The campaign was held in the capital and four provinces, all of which have strong tourism potential. ...

Keo Bosaba
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/plastic-clean-drive-ends-battambang

Waste management set as ‘priority’ for tourism industry, environment

Proper waste and solid waste management is a major challenge that could threaten the future of the rapidly growing tourism sector and broader economy, said stakeholders as they jointly committed to enhancing waste management in the urban and rural areas of Cambodia. ...

Sem Pisey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-set-priority-tourism-industry-environment

Japan donates 10 rubbish trucks to ministry for use in 11 towns, districts

The government of Japan has donated 10 new bin lorries to the Ministry of Environment, which has added an additional five trucks. The fifteen sanitation support vehicles will be distributed to several provinces in order to expand waste collection services. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-10-rubbish-trucks-ministry-use-11-towns-districts

Phnom Penh late waste service fees due June 15

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has reminded residents and business owners who have failed to pay for their rubbish and solid waste collection service fees that they must settle the bills by June 15, or risk additional penalties including a record of unpaid debt and ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-late-waste-service-fees-due-june-15

Koh Kong ‘plastic-free’ campaign underway

Koh Kong provincial authorities have chosen four key locations where they will erect billboards explaining the idea of “Plastic-free Zones” to educate the public on the prevention and reduction of plastic use. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-plastic-free-campaign-underway

Koh Sdach’s rubbish campaign aiming for big sea-coast clean-up

Authorities in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district – in collaboration with partner organisations – have carried out patrols and educated people and tourists on Koh Sdach, or King Island, on why they should not dispose of rubbish on the beach or in the sea, ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-sdachs-rubbish-campaign-aiming-big-sea-coast-clean

World Bank commits $60 million for five waste management sites

Several ministries and the World Bank have been studying plans for a project to improve solid and plastic waste management in the towns and districts of five provinces.​​ ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-commits-60-million-five-waste-management-sites

Capital to impose fines for improper waste disposal

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration will from February impose fines on those who do not sort out their rubbish properly and those who dispose of waste outside of the allocated time slot previously outlined by the municipality. ...

Voun Dara and Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-impose-fines-improper-waste-disposal

Six landfills set to open in 2022

The government is collaborating with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank as well as other development partners to create standardised landfills in some provinces in 2022, with the first being Preah Sihanouk province’s landfill which was opened in November. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-landfills-set-open-2022

New landfill site in Sihanoukville ready for rubbish

Despite the growth of Sihanoukville through its booming construction sector and its rapid development of urban infrastructure, problems related to garbage and solid waste management remain a challenge for the beachside tourist town. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-landfill-site-sihanoukville-ready-rubbish

Tonle Sap Lake plastics pick-up effort underway

The NGO2 Bamboo Shoot Foundation in cooperation with the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents (CATA) launched an environmental clean-up campaign to pick up plastic waste along the Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap province in order to improve the beauty of the area and increase ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lake-plastics-pick-effort-underway

Capital updates all waste management service fees

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration will introduce new solid waste management fees in the capital to ensure the regular flow of operations and in line with current developments in the country. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-updates-all-waste-management-service-fees

City hall stiffens waste rules, but cites progress

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has issued official rules for residents to follow when disposing of solid waste and warned of legal action in case of non-compliance. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-stiffens-waste-rules-cites-progress

World Bank funds $63 million for solid waste and plastics management

Talks are underway between the Environment Ministry and the World Bank on a six-year project to improve the management of solid waste and plastics in the Kingdom. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/928472/world-bank-funds-63-million-for-solid-waste-and-plastics-management/

Kandal province to designate landfill area to improve the management of waste

Kandal Provincial Administration plans to designate the Prek Reang Meteorological Area in Prek Reang Village, Teuk Vil Commune, Saang District, Kandal Province for a landfill site and to improve the management of waste and plastic under the World Bank financing project. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50920070/kandal-province-to-designate-landfill-area-to-improve-the-management-of-waste/

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