Waste-to-energy Project in Phnom Penh Proposed

AKP Phnom Penh, March 11, 2020 —

Ministry of Mines and Energy has unveiled a project converting waste materials to energy in Phnom Penh, and a study on the waste materials for conversion will be conducted.

The project was announced in a recent meeting chaired by H.E. Suy Sem, Minister of Mines and Energy.

Waste-to-energy project is to focus on the dumpsite in Dangkor district of Phnom Penh, according to the ministry.

The project gets technical support from the Asian Development Bank and private firm –Infrastructure of Asia Singapore.

The waste-to-energy project comes at the time when the Cambodian government is preparing a national policy on waste management as the amount of waste is increasing.

Last year, shows a report from the Ministry of Environment, 1.7 million tons of solid waste was collected and sent to waste dumpsites, a 15 percent year-on-year increase.

By Chea Vannak