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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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684363/government-formulates-new-policy-on-urban-waste-management

Malaysia urged to invest in waste management

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al on Tuesday welcomed Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim and encouraged Malaysians to invest in the Kingdom’s waste management sector. The Ministry of Environment said in a Facebook post: “Say Sam Al encouraged and warmly welcomed cooperation ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malaysia-urged-invest-waste-management

Governor seeks World Bank’s help to tackle waste woes

Due to the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s coastal city of Sihanoukville, the amount of rubbish being produced daily has skyrocketed from just 100 to 200 tonnes per day in 2015 to a staggering 1,000 tonnes today, prompting Preah Sihanouk’s governor to request World Bank ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649191/governor-seeks-world-banks-help-to-tackle-waste-woes/

Sihanoukville gets more garbage trucks and collectors

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities have distributed 30 garbage trucks and deployed 171 garbage collectors in four communes to improve the collection, cleaning and transportation of garbage in Sihanoukville. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50569701/sihanoukville-gets-more-garbage-trucks-and-collectors/

Waste production continues to rise

The Ministries of Environment and Tourism have reiterated calls for factories, restaurants and markets to properly handle waste disposal as the amount produced in the Kingdom continues to grow.   ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50539241/waste-production-continues-to-rise/

Environment officials target special economic zones

An environment-monitoring working group from the Environment Ministry and the Council for the Development of Cambodia plans to meet with the owners of nearly 50 special economic zones across the country to promote standards on environmental protection and liquid waste management. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50105456/environment-officials-target-special-economic-zones/

Government passes waste disposal plans to local authorities

Responsibility for cleaning garbage from neighborhoods will be put in the hands of district officials under new guidelines released on Tuesday as part of the government’s plan to decentralize waste disposal. ...

Leng Len
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-passes-waste-disposal-plans-to-local-authorities-133133/

River of waste

In a tributary in Phnom Penh’s Phum Prek Toal district that flows into Boeng Tompun, a mountain of plastic, garbage and waste has built up to the point where it stifles the water from flowing. Embattled residents who live next to the pile of waste ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38505/river-of-waste/

Capital still struggling with waste

Phnom Penh deputy governor Ieng Aunny yesterday acknowledged that the capital continues to struggle with waste management despite recent decentralisation measures, laying the blame with districts’ and communes’ lack of awareness of their new responsibilities, as well as what he characterised as contractor CINTRI’s ongoing ...

Kong Meta and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-still-struggling-waste

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 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Claim about quantity of city's plastic waste prompts debate

It was supposed to be about supermarkets helping the planet by cutting down on plastic bags, but it turned into a war of words – and a veritable duel of conflicting data – over just how many plastic products Phnom Penh’s population discards each day. On ...

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