Water wells for clean and safe water

In 2006, IFDO launched a project funded by Later-day Saint Charities , in constructing 39 wells to supply clean, safe water for 1,000 families in 13 villages in three communes. Community-based committees maintained the wells with maintenance costs provided by the user households. Each well supports 25 – 30 households and is available for domestic use, livestock, and small-scale irrigation especially in the dry season. Including this project, 127 wells have been dug, which supply water to approximately 20,000 individuals.

Opening and closing ceremonies of the Water Wells Project were held to encourage project and other community members. Speakers at the ceremonies included Michael Johnson, Country Director, Latter-day Saint Charities; Taphem, Popel, and Cheang Tong Commune Chiefs; Has Sareth; Governor, Tramkok District; Kin Net, Vice Governor, Takeo Province; H.E. Khieu Muth, Secretary of State, Ministry of Environment; H.E. Chan Sarun, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; and H.E. So Khun, Minister, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.