Water and sanitation

Water and sanitation infrastructure and facilities

Former Vinaconex boss faces prosecution

The Ministry of Public Security’s Police Investigation Agency has prosecuted Phí Thái Bình, former chairman of the Vinaconex board of directors, for violating construction regulations and causing serious consequences.Bình, who is also former vice chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, was found to be responsible ...

China gives $240m in aid

China has granted $240 million aid to Cambodia under agreements signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on a state visit to Beijing. Mr Hun Sen and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang signed six deals on Tuesday after a one-hour meeting to discuss ties between the nations. In ...

WB project to provide better sanitation and transportation in central VN

About 1.1 million residents of central coastal cities are expected to benefit from a World Bank project to provide better sanitation services and better transport infrastructure in the region, according to the bank. The funding for the Vietnam Coastal Cities Sustainable Environment Project, worth $236 ...

Market-based approach to development

Phav Daroath recently became the first Cambodian to be selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list for social entrepreneurship. The Post’s Matthieu de Gaudemar sat down with Daroath, the managing director of the local nonprofit organisation WaterSHED, to talk about the value of ...

Climate change makes water scarce in dry season in HCM City

Climate change has a huge impact on HCM City’s water resources, the head of its public water utility has warned. “Climate change, especially drought and saltwater intrusion [into rivers], has directly affected the Đồng Nai and Sài Gòn Rivers, making water treatment difficult,” Trần Văn ...

Government’s emergency water supply ready for 500 villages nationwide

In case of water shortage this summer, the government has set aside emergency water supply for 500 villages around Myanmar. Rural Development Department director U Kyaw Thu Aung from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation said surveys have revealed that villages in Mandalay Region, ...

More funding sourced for construction of Phongsaly provincial capital

A total of US$200 million has been sourced through a loan from China to finance construction projects relating to the new Phongsaly provincial capital in Bounneua district in the far north of Laos. Director of the Provincial Department of Planning and Investment Mr Khamlek Chay-isane ...

Dirty drinking water suspected as 59 hospitalized

Seventeen adults and 42 children from a village in Battambang province were hospitalized with suspected poisoning on Tuesday after possibly drinking contaminated water, a police official said on Wednesday. The 59 patients, all from Kroper Tbong village in Banan district’s Phnom Sampov commune, were treated ...

Water utility widens revenue stream

The capital’s listed water utility inaugurated a new treatment facility on April 5 that will increase its production capacity of clean water by 30 percent, and add to its revenue stream – a move likely to impress its shareholders. Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) officials ...

Thailand plans to buy Cambodian water

Thailand’s listed Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Plc’s subsidiary Universal Utilities Plc. a tap water provider, plans to spend some 200 million baht ($6 million) a year to buy water from the still to be built Stung Nam hydroelectric dam in Koh Kong province ...

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