The Environment Ministry in Japan has received garbage trucks from the Japanese government to implement environment projects in ten provinces within the framework of Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
The assistance agreement was signed December 17th by Environment Minister Say Samal as well as Mikami Masahiro, Japanese Ambassador.
The agreement will see the donation of trash trucks to ten provinces as part of the effort to improve the environment.
Garbage management, along with hygiene and comfort, is the most important aspect of daily living. The management of solid waste and urban waste is an important part in protecting the environment.
Samal stated that the ministry should issue a strategy plan management system and a regulation letter to indicate how waste is managed. He also noted that the need for materials and participation of the people are key factors in managing this problem.
He said that the ministry is optimistic that Cambodia will change in the next five-years to a better environment.
Ambassador Masahiro announced that 10 garbage trucks were donated by the Japanese Embassy to the ministry for 10 subnational administrations in order to contribute to environmental protection.
He explained that solid waste management is complicated and difficult. It requires time to increase awareness and citizen participation.
Ambassador Masahiro stated, “The provision of these garbage trucks can contribute to the transformation in Cambodia with a clean environment.”
Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects – KUSANONE scheme is designed to promote socio-economic growth at the grassroots level and to maintain human safety by supporting existing projects by non-profit organizations such as Non-Governmental Organisations, medical and educational institutions.