FILE: A 10-megawatt solar farm in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet city on Cambodia's eastern border with Vietnam on June 17, 2017, ahead of its August operation. (Sun Narin/VOA Khmer)

Cambodia should scrap some hydropower dams as alternative energy sources, such as solar power, are becoming cheaper, a U.S. think-tank said.

Read more: Solar, wind advances offer Mekong countries alternatives to dams, coal: Experts


PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved $50 million in additional financing to help boost agricultural productivity and improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets in 271 communes in Tonle Sap Basin, which is prone to natural calamities.

Read more: ADB Supports Disaster-Resilient Agriculture in Cambodia


As new development overwhelms Phnom Penh’s aging wastewater management system, the Cambodian capital seeks an ambitious remake.

Read more: One of Asia’s Fastest-Growing Cities Just Got a $1 Billion Plumbing Bill


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