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New MoU to bring clean water to provinces

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A set of ductile iron pipes used for water transmission. Supplied

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to bring clean water to rural parts of the country will be signed soon between the government and Malaysian company Isza-Soliad Watermech JV.

Details of the upcoming agreement were discussed during a meeting Monday between Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh and Andrew Cheah, president of Isza-Soliad Watermech JV.

“We want to sign this agreement as soon as possible,” Mr Prasidh said.

“With the use of small-scale water purification systems citizens will have access to clean water and will consume less dirty water that it’s the cause of many illnesses.”

Mr Cheah explained that his company intends to import water purification systems capable of pumping out up to five cubic metres per hour. They will be sold at a reduced price to people in remote areas and areas that suffer from water shortages.

“The company also aims to invest in pumping river sand to be technically cleaned to supply state-owned and privately-owned water facilities in Cambodia. In addition, the company has the expertise to make contaminated water clean before flowing out of the factory,” he added.

The ministry also asked company representatives to consider the possibility of setting up a water treatment plant in Cambodia.

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