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. ...
City Hall: Cooperation key to clean-up
Phnom Penh municipal deputy governor Keut Che told environmentalist youth groups not to misuse environmental forums for political purposes and to work professionally and in cooperation with relevant authorities on environmental issues and rubbish clean-up in the capital. ...
NGO delivers waste bins to Phnom Penh schools
The Ministry of Environment has provided an assortment of uniquely shaped rubbish bins to more than 60 Phnom Penh schools to motivate students and staff to properly separate waste, and to promote environmental awareness and beautification of the capital. ...
Japan to provide waste collection trucks to Cambodia
The Government of Japan will provide ten waste collection trucks worth in total $245,215 to ten provinces of Cambodia, under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant). ...
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Home-based Covid patients warned about waste disposal
Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng reminded Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms who are treating themselves at home to dispose of their waste properly. ...
Preah Sihanouk promotes sustainable waste management and cleanliness
A revitalised and aggressive “spruce up” campaign has been embarked upon in Preah Sihanouk province to provide a clean city with proper waste management to give it an aesthetically good-looking environment to attract tourists. ...
Ministries, 2 provinces talk waste management
The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Administration co-chaired a two-day online meeting from August 16-17 with two provincial administrations on identifying locations for landfills, while the Ministry of Environment continues to assist sub-national administrations in procedures to manage urban solid waste. ...
‘Reuse-ful’ ways to solve Cambodia’s waste problem
In 2018, Khmer Times reported a 10 percent increase per year in waste generated by the Kingdom. In 2019, Phnom Penh alone generated up to 3,000 tonnes of waste daily – with Cambodia as a whole producing over 10,000 tonnes – the equivalent to 3.6 million ...
Waste management highest priority for city councils
Two years ago, seven Cambodian cities committed to a sustainable city strategic plan to address environmental issues, with waste management being one of the highest -priority issues among most of the cities, according to a Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 2019 annual report. ...
Waste-to-energy project in Phnom Penh proposed
The Ministry of Mines and Energy has unveiled a project which will convert waste materials to energy in Phnom Penh. A study on the waste materials for conversion will also be conducted simultaneously. ...
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Rubbish tuk-tuks delivered to six districts in the capital
Phnom Penh Municipal Hall has handed over 40 modern rubbish tuk-tuks to six districts in the capital as a means to transport rubbish while it seeks to improve waste management. Municipal hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said on Sunday that the administration is planning to ...
Waste collection fees to be paid via electronic payment systems
The City Hall today announced that people can now have their waste collection fees paid via multiple electronic payment systems from February 1. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, deputy chief of city hall Keut Che said people can pay for their rubbish collection ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...