MoE: No Serious Air Pollution in Phnom Penh

There is no serious air pollution in major Cambodian cities, including Phnom Penh capital, affirmed the Ministry of Environment (MoE) in a press release issued yesterday.

The clarification was made in response to some recent reports over air pollution in Phnom Penh which can confuse and create health concerns among the public, particularly passengers and vendors at public areas, it underlined.

Since 2003, pointed out the same source, the ministry has been monitoring the air quality in large cities in Cambodia, especially Phnom Penh capital, and last year PM10 and PM2.5, indicators of air quality, were installed, the ministry pointed out.

According to the press release, the MoE found out that the air quality in Phnom Penh as well as in other big cities has not yet reached the harmful level.

The ministry will continue to monitor the air quality permanently and inform the public if there is any irregularity.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press