Water Wells Established in Cambodia
Since June 2014, our organisation provides drinkable water to local communities in Cambodia. We are engaged in such a development activity, simply because many rural communities rely on water wells in Cambodia for their daily water consumption, as tap water is undrinkable and bottled water is expensive in the country.
By the end of 2014, we have established 11 wells in Cambodia. Opening of our recent wells took place on October the 2nd 2014 in the rural areas of Pun Sang and Preak Pnov. An official ceremony was organised for the opening by our local partner Mekong Charity.
Cambodian Senate, President of the Economics and Auditing Commission Mr Chea Chet was the guest of honor of the ceremony. Senator Chet explained that more than half of the population living in rural areas consume water polluted by arsenic, which is harmful to health, and cause child mortality and high cancer rates. He thanked ARO and our local partner Mekong Charity on behalf of the Cambodian people for opening water wells in the Country. Governor Sok Sambath were also present at the ceremony, who stated that local people use rain water and sometime river water for personal use. He too, expressed his appreciation for our clean water services which serves the people of his country.
The following video shows the villagers thanking the well sponsors Click here
Here are some photos of the wells established so far in the Country:
For more information and to establish a water well please click here