environment
Containers filled with plastic waste at the Sihanoukville port on July 16, 2019

Plastic Waste Shipped Out, but Destination Unclear

The first 14 out of 83 containers of plastic waste imported to the country, supposedly from the U.S. and Canada, have been sent back to their countries of origin, the customs department said.

Sihanoukville Bay View. Image: Vanvan

New Governor Pledges Tough Action in Troubled S’Ville

Kouch Chamroeun, transferred to head the troubled Preah Sihanouk province after an unlicensed Chinese construction collapsed and killed 28 there last week, vowed to eliminate the inattention of authorities and protect “the beauty of the coastal city.”

Electricity Body Says Coming Rain Could Stem Blackouts

Just one of the eight turbines at the 400-MW Lower Sesan 2 dam are presently operating due to low water levels, an official said, with the past week’s brief smattering of rain doing little to alleviate nationwide power outages.

Sihanoukville Casino Leaking Sewage, Activists Say

Dark discharges of sewage are being released into Sihanoukville’s Independence Beach, environmental activists say, contradicting a recent proclamation by Land Minister Chea Sophara that he had reined in polluting seaside businesses.