November 8, 2022
An old landfill site in Arei Ksat is being used as a temporary dumpsite due to flooding in the new landfill, on November 5, 2022. (Daniel Zak)

Arei Ksat Trash Cleaned Up, but Collection Still on Hold

Trash bags that were piling up around Arei Ksat have been moved to a temporary location amid publicity, but residents must continue to deal with their own garbage at least until a meeting with local government is held on Friday, the collection company said.

Da Sreyleath, 30, on her first day as a recycler in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on May 10, 2021. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Briefs: Official Beats Scavenger, RCAF Arrested in Thailand

A district official in Phnom Penh has been suspended six months without pay for beating a street recycler. A Cambodian soldier was arrested in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province for allegedly driving illegally into Thailand and using weapons.

Phnom Penh traffic restrictions and detours for November 10-13.

Asean Summit: Phnom Penh’s Traffic Plan

Phnom Penh will divert private vehicles away from four arterial roads in the capital from Thursday to Sunday as part of traffic management for the Asean Summit, City Hall said.

Cham fishing boats are in the process of relocating from the tip of Phnom Penh's Chroy Changva peninsula on November 7, 2022, due to the upcoming Asean Summit. (Daniel Zak)

Asean Summit: Fishing Community Near Sokha Hotel Pushed Out

Off the banks of Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva peninsula, in the shadow of the famous Sokha Hotel, the ubiquitous fishing boats and sand dredgers have been replaced by military vessels, and local fisherpeople have been asked to temporarily clear the area with no compensation until the Asean Summit is over.

Racing boats pass under the Road 143 bridge during the Water Festival celebration in Kampong Speu's Chbar Mon city on November 7, 2022. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Crowding, Chanting, Sinking at Prek Tnaut River for Water Festival

CHBAR MON CITY, Kampong Speu — Waters and spirits were high as the annual Water Festival boat races resumed after a two-year hiatus, bringing thousands to the banks of the Prek Tnaut river to watch competitors soar, or sink, through its currents.