Southern Phnom Penh Expecting Wastewater Treatment Plant

The southern part of Phnom Penh is expecting a wastewater treatment plant � thanks to the agreement inked by the capital authority and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Phnom Penh Governor H.E. Khoung Sreng and JICA team representative Mr. Ito Minpei officially signed the agreement here yesterday following the completion of a 12-month feasibility study.

Through an investment of about US$25 million, the plant once done has the capacity to treat 5,000 cubic metres of wastewater every day.

The wastewater treatment facility will be installed at Choeung Ek area of Dangkor district in the south of Phnom Penh where the management of the wastewater remains an issue.

With the treatment plant, wastewater from the sewage system in the area will not follow directly into the river, but to the plant.

On behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia, H.E. Khoung Sreng profoundly thanked the Government of Japan as well as JICA for both the feasibility study and the planned project contributing significant to solving emerging challenge in Phnon Penh.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press