Japan Continues Clean City Development Project in Phnom Penh

The Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is helping Cambodia to renovate drainage system and liquid waste in Phnom Penh in order to further promote the clean environment in the city.

The information was shared here on Monday by Mr. Uchida Togo, Project Formulation Adviser in charge of Environment and Climate Change at JICA in the 2nd press conference on JICA's activities on City Environment Development Project.

Activities of environmental conservation will help accelerate the sustainable dam system, as well as reduce floods in Phnom Penh, Mr. Uchida Togo emphasised.

For his part, Mr. Say Bora, JICA's Programme Officer, underlined the JICA's assistance in all sectors, especially in construction of a large-scale water treatment station at Cheung-Ek Lake, a small-sized water treatment station at Tamok Lake, a 35-hectare of mud waste site and so on.

Besides, JICA is also conducting a study on the possibility to expand its assistance in water purification system to contribute to the country's environmental protection and sustainable development.

Cambodia is planning to increase the water treatment stations at six other areas in Phnom Penh in order to help promote the city environment, especially to reduce the polluted water in the river, according to Mr. Chou Kimtry, Deputy Director of Phnom Penh Municipal Public Works and Transport Department.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press