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A worker throws a bag of medical waste into an incinerator in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on May 24, 2021. (Gerald Flynn/VOD)

Covid-19 Waste Climbs to 100 Tons a Day Nationwide

The country is seeing 100 tons of solid waste produced daily from Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centers, with 50 incinerators in 21 provincial towns specially disposing of the trash, while a Phnom Penh medical waste manager said the capital was struggling to dispose of biohazardous trash.

Srey Sokha, a resident and Dob Buon village community leader, gestures along the newly carved path where residents used to have gardens, in Phnom Penh's Boeng Kak I commune on August 19, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Residents Wary as Three-Day Deadline Passes for Boeng Kak I House Demolitions

A three-day teardown deadline handed to 69 families living along a canal in Boeng Kak I commune passed without a clash on Thursday, but after authorities previously allegedly ripped out their gardens and descended on their homes with axes, residents say they don’t believe an official’s offer that they will be allowed to resettle there if they temporarily move out.