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A worker cleans Bak Touk Keo canal in Russei Keo district’s Toul Sangke I commune on March 23, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

Another Trash-Clogged Canal in Phnom Penh Begins Cleanup

Workers waded through Russei Keo’s trash-clogged Bak Touk Keo canal Wednesday morning as the district began a cleanup. It’s the third district seen to be cleaning up sewage systems since environmentalists petitioned officials earlier this month over trash pollution in the city.

Laid-off Cintri workers at the company’s Dangkao district garage on July 6, 2021. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

Fired Phnom Penh Garbage Workers Rail Against Broken Promises

Following years of complaints about poor service, Cintri was put under state management in 2019, and as of July its work split up among three companies. Promises to keep all employees on the payroll were broken when 1,176 workers were terminated as of July 1.