Mayor of Kampot Presented Urban Waste Management Replication Efforts in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mayor of Kampot Presented Urban Waste Management Replication Efforts in Colombo, Sri Lanka
05/04/2011

Cambodia

During a study visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka for a three-day workshop with UN-Habitat on March 29-31, 2011, the Mayor of Kampot, Mr Neak Sovannary took the initiative to present and promote Kampot Municipality current efforts and future action plan for 2011-2013 on urban waste management activity with DELGOSEA. This presentation marked a distinctive expansion of DELGOSEA local governance best practices’ replication information to South Asian countries.

Kampot Municipality is one of DELGOSEA partner pilot cities in Cambodia and will replicate best practice on school-based waste management, “Marikina Eco-Savers Project” from Marikina, Philippines. Mayor Sovannary’s presentation highlighted six main outputs aimed by Kampot Municipality through best practice replication activities with DELGOSEA: 

  • 60% of the population practice appropriate waste collection and segregation;
  • 80% of the population have access to safe drinking water;
  • Solid waste collection service coverage increase from 200 to 3,200 households;
  • 80% of the population have access to hygienic toilet;
  • Capacitated concerned officials and institution on urban environment;
  • Trees are planted and maintained in public open space, institutional areas, and on roadsides.

DELGOSEA National Coordinator, Mr Min Munny, and one of DELGOSEA local coaches in Cambodia, Mr Prak Munny, supported the Mayor’s presentation by providing technical information with regards to Kampot Municipality urban waste management. Presentation can be viewed at http://www.delgosea.eu/cms/Downloads/Presentations