April 12, 2011

Subsidized Clean Water System Installation for the Poor in Phnom Penh Suburb


Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority is installing clean water systems free of charge for some 5,000 families in five very poor suburban areas of Phnom Penh Capital, thanks to financial support of the World Bank.

According to Apr. 8 update by H.E. Ek Sonnchan, Government Delegate as the Director General of Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, the US$400,000 worth project has now completed more than 60 percent.

Before the availability of the said support, the residents in the five areas consumed water from ponds or purchased with the price ranging from 5,000 to 8,000 Riels (around US$1.25 to US$2] per jar.

With intensive effort of the Authority’s staff, the project is expected to be completed by June.

Subsidized installations of clean water system for the poor are implemented every year by the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority with financial support from different donor agencies. In 2010, about 21,000 families in Phnom Penh suburban areas benefited from the subsidies.

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