Plans to open the new
rubbish dump in Dangkor district have been put on hold due to wet
weather, according to the director of the Phnom Penh Department of
Public Works and Transportation. The new dump will cover more than 31
hectares and is being supported by the Japan International Cooperation
Agency. Public works officials say that the new dump is already 70
percent completed. The old dump, Stung Meanchey, receives about 700
tonnes of trash every day.