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Rehabilitating the urban water sector in Cambodia (English)

Between 1998 and 2004, the Urban Water Supply Project supported the turnaround of two water utilities of Cambodia. The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) became a financially viable public enterprise operation under commercial law. 750,000 people gained access to water supply services in Phnom Penh. The Sihanoukville Water Supply Authority (SWSA) became more autonomous in its operations and extended water supply services to 18,000 people within its poor service area. By 2004, both utilities improved their operational and financial performance substantially. The project also assisted in developing a national water supply and sanitation policy to foster sustainable well performing and autonomous public utilities.


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    Rehabilitating the urban water sector in Cambodia

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Rehabilitating the urban water sector in Cambodia (English). Water feature stories ; issue no. 6 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.