First phase of Cambodia’s Bak Kheng Water treatment plant construction more than 66 percent completed
As of mid-July 2022, the construction of the first phase of the Bak Kheng water treatment plant has reached 66 percent completion and is scheduled to be completed next year.
During a visit to inspect the progress of construction of Bak Kheng Water Treatment Plant, Long Naro, Director General of Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, said that Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority has been accelerating the construction of the water treatment plant.
The Director General said that the construction process of the first phase has reached about 66 percent and is scheduled to be completed in 2023 to meet the needs and consumption of the people in Phnom Penh as a whole.
Naro said that the Bak Kheng water treatment plant will increase water production capacity by 70 percent throughout Phnom Penh and Takhmao. This will increase the current production capacity of 600,000 cubic metres per day to one million cubic metres per day in 2025 and 1.8 million cubic metres in 2030. Naro expects that by the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024, Phnom Penh will no longer be short of water.
Cedric Roude, managing director of the French company VINCI Construction, which is building the Bak Kheng water plant, said his company had been working with Cambodia, especially with the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, since 2013.