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A district worker gathers trash in lieu of striking trash collectors, in Daun Penh district’s Wat Phnom commune in Phnom Penh on October 5, 2020. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Phnom Penh Trash Collection Split in Three With Singapore, China Firms

Singaporean and Chinese companies will handle two of three trash collection zones in Phnom Penh under the city’s long-awaited restructuring of waste management, while Cintri will continue to service central and southern city areas, company representatives said.

Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng holds up City Hall’s offer to guarantee striking garbage collectors’ benefits will not be lost amid restructuring, at Cintri’s truck garage in Daun Penh district on October 7, 2020. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Capital Governor Offers Rice to End Garbage Strike, Workers Decline

Confusion reigned after the latest round of negotiations over a garbage collectors’ strike, with workers applauding a speech by Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng before later realizing, according to a unionist, that “none of their demands were accepted.”

Cintri workers protest in front of company headquarters in Phnom Penh on January 2, 2019. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Cintri Workers Protest Over Sudden Dismissals

More than 80 office staff from waste collector Cintri protested in front of their company along Monivong Boulevard in Phnom Penh on Thursday after it laid them off without notice, clear reason or adequate compensation, they said.