Cambodia: award-winning water authority to take on sanitation

The winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award 2010, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA), has taken on the challenge to improve the city’s sanitation system as well.

After the appointment of Mr. Ek Sonn Chan in 1993 as General Director, he and his team managed to refurbish the whole supply system, introduce cost-effective billing and payment collection methods, tackle corruption, as well as world class management to provide water to almost all of the city’s residents.

“The PPWSA has now taken on the challenge to improve Phnom Penh’s sanitation system, and is also scheduled for an initial public offering on Cambodia’s new stock exchange later this year,” said the Stockholm Industry Water Award Jury in its citation.

The PPWSA will receive the award during the World Water Week in Stockholm 2010, September 5-11.

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One response to “Cambodia: award-winning water authority to take on sanitation

  1. PPWSA previously tried providing sewage services (based on a condominal approaches ) back around 2003? but were kiboshed by the powers that be from the Ministry of Public Works and it municipal department, hope they have sorted out the division of responsibilities and ‘spoils’ this time around ???

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