PUBLISHED: 7 January 2020

New directive to reduce air pollution in Cambodia

The Cambodia’s government has issued a new directive instructing all institutions to prevent and reduce emissions. According to the directive, pollutants are produced by factories, vehicles, forest fire, rubbish and waste burning at construction sites, and that it will affect people’s health. Government officials should monitor construction sites, gasoline depots, vehicles, and rubbish burning facilities to ensure people’s safety and welfare.

According to Ministry of Environment, 70 percent of pollution came from vehicle fuels with high sulfur content, 20 percent from dust at construction sites and ten percent from other sources such as rubbish burning.

Khmer Times, January 3, 2020