SFD Report - Battambang, Cambodia
Battambang is the capital city of Battambang province in north western Cambodia. The city is considered the commercial hub for Cambodia's northwest, connecting the region to Phnom Penh and Thailand. Geographically, Battambang is situated in the Tonle Sap floodplain on the Sangkae River, a small tributary that feeds into the Tonle Sap lake. Defined by Battambang Land Use Master Plan, the municipality covers an area of 293 km2, consisting of urban, peri-urban and rural areas. Within the urban boundary, it is estimated that the population exceeds 150,000, and the population for the entire municipality, including its peri-urban and rural areas is approximately 197,000 (ADB, 2012).
98% of the population in Battambang uses onsite sanitation systems, while the excreta from around 1% of the population ends up at a wastewater treatment plant. For Battambang, 62% of the excreta is managed safely, with around 38% considered unsafely managed.
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