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Establishment of Risk Management Platform for Air Pollution in Cambodia

Environment / Energy (Global-scale environmental issues)

Kingdom of Cambodia

Establishment of Risk Management Platform for Air Pollution in Cambodia

Develop human resources to solve air pollution problems in Cambodia! Observation, analysis then countermeasures

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  • SDGs04
  • SDGs09

Principal Investigator

    • Prof.
      FURUUCHI Masami

      Faculty of Geosciences and Civil Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University
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    • Director / H. E. Dr.
      Po Kimtho

      Institute of Technology of Cambodia

ODA Recipient Country

Kingdom of Cambodia

Research Institutions in Japan

Kanazawa University/ Nagasaki University/ Osaka Metropolitan University/ Osaka Ohtani University

Research Institutions in Counterpart Country

Institute of Technology of Cambodia/University of Health Sciences/ National University of Management/Ministry of Environment

Adoption fiscal year

FY 2021

Research Period

5 Years

Overview of the Research Project

Establish an air monitoring network for the state of art science of air pollution and a framework for human resource development
Air pollution in Cambodia has been becoming a critical issue due to a rapid economic growth that leads to increasing air pollutant emissions from various sources such as traffic, constructions and open burning of waste and agricultural residues. However, there is a serious lack of human resources capable of evaluating and managing this situation based on a scientific understanding. In this project, under the collaboration with the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) and the Ministry of Environment, Cambodia (MoE) as well as other related organizations, a platform that consists of an air monitoring network and research facilities, a self-reliant and sustainable structure for capacity building and provision of reliable environmental information to be used for environmental policy making will be established.

Developed human resources will contribute to the clean air in Cambodia.
Through all activities of the project, not only officers and engineers who can skillfully manage the monitoring network but also young researchers who can take initiatives in cutting-edge researches on atmospheric science and engineering will be developed. Reliable environmental data will be shared by people in Cambodia and utilized to proposals for environmental policies for the mitigation of health risk.

Photo gallery


Evening traffic congestion at a corner nearby ITC


GPS signal test on the ITC roof, with a view of construction in the center of Phnom Penh


Visit to the monitoring site at the MoE rooftop


The kickoff meeting of the SATREPS project for air pollution in Cambodia (ITC, 19, Sep. 2022)


Introduction of SATREPS project by Prof. FURUUCHI at Scientific Day, ITC


PM2.5 monitor installed on a roof floor of Ministry of Environment of Cambodia


Representative members of the project at a meeting for developing research policies

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