Phnom Penh, 05 June 2018– After the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Grab early this year announced their joint effort in improving living standards by reducing urban air pollution and traffic congestion, today they jointly signed and kicked off their very first cost-sharing project in support of the Government’s efforts in enhancing the safety and sustainability of transport in Phnom Penh City.
On a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a seafood café is setting up for the evening rush. Styrofoam boxes are ripped open. The broken tops are dumped in the street. Plastic bags full of prawns are emptied into trays, then thrown out. In a few minutes, a small mountain of trash piles up on the sidewalk. As a rickshaw trundles by, its riders chuck an empty plastic drink container onto the heap. This is one of hundreds of mounds of plastic that dot this rapidly urbanizing city.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 05 June 2018– If the global rise in temperatures is kept below 2°C by 2100 and Cambodia maintains current levels of investment in climate change adaptation, climate change will reduce Cambodia’s GDP by 9.8 percent in 2050 according to a new report.
The Royal Government of Cambodia is organising a National Mine Action Conference, presided over by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, to celebrate 25 years of mine action achievements in Cambodia. The national conference will mobilise the sector and launch the new National Mine Action Strategy 2018-2025 (NMAS) 2018-2025 to strengthen the visibility of the sector
Painted sticks in red and white planted on the ground from left to right, projecting "danger" signs in bold text and red cards –a series of warnings that greeted us along the way. Dusty roads led to the bare fields where a few houses stand. Indeed, we have arrived at the minefields of Cambodia. Fear immediately clouded my emotions as I took my first few steps on the field.
Phnom Penh, 09 May 2018 – An international competition to design 3,000 units of modern and affordable homes, for low-income workers within and nearby the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone, kicks off today. The winning design will result in the development of a community that meets the basic needs of its residents, including amenities and features such as stores, cafes, a day care centre, a clinic, and parks. The winner will receive a cash prize of US $20,000, and the second to fifth place winners will each receive US $5,000.
In Cambodia, schools are often used to provide shelter in times of natural disasters. Teachers play a crucial role in preparing students and community members to respond to emergencies.

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