The governor of Preah Sihanouk province on June 2 led an inspection of the coastal locality’s third wastewater treatment station, as construction reached “50 per cent”, according to the provincial administration.
Located in southern Sihanoukville’s Commune IV, the plant will have a daily treatment capacity of 20,000 cubic metres, the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration noted in a June 2 statement.
The primary infrastructure is scheduled to be finished by April next year, with the mechanical systems and technical aspects to be completed “about three or four months” thereafter, the statement said.
It added that provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun voiced appreciation for the plant’s technical team for fulfilling their duties, “even in the rain”, urging them to complete the facility according to plans as soon as feasible, while following technical standards and ensuring high quality and durability “for the sake of us all”.
Preah Sihanouk’s two existing wastewater treatment plants were built to the Ministry of Environment’s standards and ensure that water discharged into the sea does not harm the biodiversity, the administration affirmed.