The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has chosen Danish engineer Ramboll as the main consultant for work to improve sanitation and wastewater facilities in three Cambodian cities.
Nils GÃ¤rdek, from the bank’s International Water and Climate Resilience Department, said: "The project will finance for sanitation subprojects in the city of Siem Reap, which is the Unesco Heritage city of Angkor Wat, as well as in the three towns of Battambang, Kampong Cham and Sihanoukville.
"Activities include a new wastewater treatment plant and new sewers in Battambang, a septage management system in Kampong Cham, expansion of the existing wastewater treatment system in Sihanoukville as well as a new trunk sewer in Siem Reap."
The facilities are due to be completed by the end of 2022.
According to the ADB, only 42% of Cambodia’s urban population outside of the capital of Phnom Penh have access to piped water, and 11% have access to sewers and wastewater treatment.
Image: Cambodia (Image courtesy of Ramboll)