Poipet border checkpoint. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Briefs: Poipet Border Reopens, Water Plant Coming to Thirsty Borey

Travelers with vaccines and proper identification can now cross into Thailand via the Poipet International Border Gate. The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority claimed it will have a clean drinking water plant ready by next year for residents of a Borey Piphup Thmey property whose residents say temporary water tanks are not enough to quench their thirst.

A water tank in Phnom Penh’s Borey Piphup Thmey 2, on February 3, 2022. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Water Shortages Follow Phnom Penh’s Borey-Building Rush

Residents of a borey gated housing development near the Phnom Penh airport wake up at night to see if they have running water. Since last month, they’ve had little to no water during the day, so they use a pump at night to fill buckets to use in the morning.