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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

KOICA Provides $250,000 for the Construction of Sanitary Waste Landfill in Siem Reap

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KOICA Provides $250,000 for the Construction of Sanitary Waste Landfill in Siem Reap

KOICA News Release: translate from local newspaper
Raksmei Kampuchea Daily Newspaper:
Year 18 Volume 5372, Thursday, December 9, 2010

Siem Reap: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will provide USD 250,000 to Ministry of Environment for the improvement of environment in Siem Reap province.

Ministry of Environment and KOICA Office in Cambodia are conducting the two-day workshop, from December 7-8, 2010 on Feasibility Study to construct Sanitary Waste Landfill in Siem Reap which is presided over by H.E. PRACH Sun, Secretary of State, Ministry of Environment and Dr. Shin Eui Cheol, Representative of KOICA Cambodia Office

According to KOICA’s news release that Raksmey Kampuchea received on Tuesday, December 08, the purpose of the workshop are: [1] to strengthen the mutual relationship between Cambodia and Korea by developing the environmental cooperation project; [2] to share relevant information on the results of the feasibility study; and [3] to finally consider any possible ways of implementing the construction of a sanitary landfill plant in Siem Reap.

The two-day workshop also shared waste management policy of Korea and Cambodia focusing on landfill management technologies of Korea, and future environmental development cooperation project.

Dr. Shin Eui Cheol, Representative of KOICA Cambodia Office, said that this project will put a cornerstone of starting the construction of a sanitary landfill plant in Siem Reap that could improve the living condition of Cambodian people and contribute to mitigating the environmental waste pollution.

H.E. Prach Sun, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment expressed his satisfaction regarding the enthusiasm displayed by the project to work in the area of sanitation waste landfill.

According to the same news release, KOICA signed Record of Discussions and Term of References with Ministry of Environment on February, 2010 to provide US$ 250,000 to the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia. That was grant aid of the Korean government through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The Terms of References mentioned that the project would conduct an inventory survey on the sources, volume of generation, collection and/or treatment of household waste, complete the feasibility study for the successful implementation of the sanitary waste landfill and enhance the waste treatment capability of the policy makers and government officials in Cambodia.

KOICA’s Grant Aid volume to Cambodia has been sharply increased from 7 million dollars in 2009 to 13.6 million dollars in 2010. In addition, the amount of Grant Aid volume through KOICA to Cambodia was 66 million dollars from 1991-2010.


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