Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Landfill for Kampong Chhnang town nears completion

Landfill for Kampong Chhnang town nears completion

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The 12ha dumpsite being constructed in Kampong Chhnang town under an ADB project. Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration

Landfill for Kampong 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.

On August 3, provincial governor Sun Sovannarith led a team to inspect construction of the landfill in Kampong Chhnang town along with relevant heads of departments and local authorities in Sre Thmey commune’s Trapeang Sbov village of Rolea Ba’ier district.

Sovannarith said construction of the landfill was a project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve the environment around Tonle Sap Lake. Construction started in April last year and will be completed by year’s end. The landfill can last for 30 years and will take all garbage from the town.

“The entire project includes a sewage treatment pond from garbage, sewage filtration pond, Andong administrative building for controlling water quality, a road to the landfill, generator room, drainage systems, fence around the landfill and other infrastructure,” he added.

“The landfill is about 85 per cent complete. Construction of the foundation is almost 90 per cent finished, and we still have to landscape the area with trees and a garden,” he said, adding that the landfill will be a model for the province because of the high standards used in its preparation.

He expected that the landfill will be important to the public as it will promote beauty and the environment in and around the town and guarantee improved wellbeing of the people.

Sovannarith said funds for the project from ADB under the project to improve the environment around Tonle Sap Lake amounted to $30 million and included construction of the landfill and a dam.

Rolea Ba’ier district resident Im Sokhon was excited about the new landfill, saying that when there is a landfill, the problems of smell, garbage and people’s concerns will be reduced.

He added that garbage from every house will be collected regularly and disposed of properly to protect the environment in the province.

“I am very happy to see the landfill in Kampong Chhnang province. So, garbage will be disposed of in a tidy way: First, health and second, it is no longer disposed of in an untidy way. I am thankful that we have such a good landfill. I am very happy,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince Norodom Ranariddh passes away at 77

    Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the second son of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and former First Prime Minister of Cambodia, has passed away in France at the age of 77. “Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh has passed away this morning in France just after 9am Paris-time,”

  • Cambodia purchases 4 million Molnupiravir tablets

    Cambodia has arranged for the purchase of four million US-made Molnupiravir pills – enough to treat 100,000 Covid-19 patients – even though the current rate of daily infections in Cambodia remains low. The medicine will be distributed to state hospitals, pharmacies and private clinics, according to the Samdech

  • Rise in planned flights lifts travel hopes

    Six airlines have applied to resume flights in December, while two others have put in for additional flights and routes, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) head Mao Havannall on November 29. These account for 43 new weekly domestic and international flights in December, up 16

  • Is Cambodia’s travel sector in for another cheerless holiday season?

    The travel and tourism sector was heaving back to life as borders started to reopen, promising a festive vibe for the holidays and New Year. But Omicron and other Covid-related issues are threatening to close the year on a bleak note ‘Seems [like] Covid-19 won’

  • Cambodia planning new border checkpoint at Thma Da

    Cambodia is looking into the possibility of opening a new Thma Da Border Checkpoint with Thailand to boost trade and tourism. The Ministry of Public Works and Transport said on December 4 that Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol led a technical working group

  • Hun Sen: Manet to be candidate for prime minister

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed that his oldest son Hun Manet will be his successor as Prime Minister if he is elected. Speaking during the inauguration of a new sewage treatment facility in Preah Sihanouk province on December 2, Hun Sen said Manet will be