Cambodia to place more standardized landfills in province

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The Royal Government plans to establish standard landfills in more provinces after the operation of the standardized landfills in Preah Sihanouk.

The Ministry of Environment projected this massive province for 2022 and hopes to see more standard landfills in the country. This was confirmed by the Spokesman for the Ministry of Environment, Net Pheaktra.

Spokesman Pheaktra spoke to local media during a visit to the standard landfill in Preah Sihanouk Province on November 30.

The Spokesman said, “This place (in Preah Sihanouk) is a standard stadium and this field was put into use in early November.”

“This stadium is also a project of the Royal Government. The Ministry of Environment is working with development partners to establish such standard landfills in some other provinces, and expects that by early 2022 we will have 5-6 such standard landfills.”, the Spokesman continued.

According to the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment, Sophalleth Eang, the Royal Government plans to build standard landfills in other provinces such Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, and Battambang. The Ministry of Environment will also work with officials in Siem Reap, and the border provinces such as Poipet, Banteay Meanchey, and Prey Veng on solid waste management.

Spokesman Pheaktra stated that the country generates more than 10,000 tons of garbage on a daily basis and around 4 million tons annually. According to ministry officials, the increase of garbage volume is about 10 percent annually due to economic, consumption, and population growth.

The Ministry of Environment encourages the population to segregate the trash according to its type, between organic material and inorganic. According to Spokesman, the uncontrolled dumping of rubbish will affect public health and the beauty of the environment.