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Phnom Penh Authority will fine the violator on solid waste regulations

MGO News 01-15


(MGO) – The Deputy Governor of Phnom Penh, Huot Hay, announced that starting from February, fines will be imposed in accordance with the laws and regulations for those who violate solid waste regulations and do not separate wet and dry waste. The announcement was made in a meeting on the afternoon of January 14, at the Phnom Penh Capital Hall.

The three companies that have been selected, and have started to improve their operations day by day from July 1, 2021. The companies are:

1.       800 Super / Global Action for Environment Awareness Public Limited: provide service to the first area with 5 khans such as Khan Toul Kok, Khan Sen Sok, Khan Russey Keo, Khan Chrouy Chongva, and Khan Prek Pnov.

2.       Mizuda Group Co., Ltd: provide service to the second area with 5 khans such as Khan Daun Penh, Khan 7Makara, Khan Dangkao, Khan Kambol, and Khan Porsenchey.

3.       CINTRI (Cambodia)/Everbright (China): provide service to the third area with 4 khans such as Khan Chamkamorn, Khan Beoung Keng Kong, Khan Meanchey, and Khan Chbar Ompov.

He added that in order to implement the new system of solid waste management in Phnom Penh more effectively, the Phnom Penh Capital Administration has introduced the separation of packaging, storage, and disposal of solid waste. Wastes are to be separated into dry and wet waste, before disposal. Wet waste is defined as food waste and organic waste, which should be put in black plastic bags. Dry waste such as paper, cardboard, plastic, foam, metal, cans, bottles, etc. should be put in white bags.

Companies will collect and transport solid waste in both designated bags only, on a separate basis. Solid wastes in bags other than the designated black and white, will not be collected. Hazardous waste such as broken glass should not be put in bags with the solid waste but must be disposed of in a separate bin, which will be collected every Sunday. If the regulations are violated, fines will be imposed on the violator.

Translator: lyn

Source: AKP

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