Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - 'Eco Carnival' at Wat Botum Park March 11-12

'Eco Carnival' at Wat Botum Park March 11-12

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The Eco Carnival event will contribute to educating youths about the environment and supporting domestic products and local business as well. CREAL CAMBODIA

'Eco Carnival' at Wat Botum Park March 11-12

Creal Cambodia, a local environmental NGO, has announced the selection of 500 young people to participate in an "Eco Carnival" event, which will be held this weekend to inspire young people to clean up the environment ahead of the 2023 SEA Games hosted by Cambodia.

The Eco Carnival will be held at Wat Botum Park for two days on March 11-12, with the aim of getting the direct involvement of young people to support the “Phnom Penh Clean” environment campaign ahead of the SEA Games this coming May.

The Eco Carnival programme will contribute to educating youths about the environment and supporting domestic products and local business as well.

Creal Cambodia founder Hour Chhai Ngorn said the Eco-Carnival is a major environmental event that they hold for the first time with the full support of the Ministry of Tourism, Phnom Penh Municipal Administration and other partners under the theme "One heart and will for the environment".

"We used to organise environmental campaigns with 1,000 people directly involved in cleaning up the environment, but for this Eco-carnival programme, besides participation in cleaning up the environment directly, they will enjoy other festivities as well,” he said.

He said there will be a concert, booths sharing environmental knowledge and speeches from many honorary speakers, a special show with games and nearly 100 booths selling local products.

"So young people are not only involved in the environmental clean-up campaign, but in the whole programme’s activities. They will receive appreciation letters, gifts, entertainment and knowledge about environment and teamwork as well,” he said.

Chhai Ngorn emphasised that he really needs the young to participate because the project needs 10,000 people and 500 core youth volunteers to participate in the campaign to clean up the environment directly.

"Currently, we have nearly 200 people in a volunteer group called “Noriray 1” as the core of the event, who are working together. But this programme can only work with the participation of another 500 young people," he said.

The environment ministry has provided material and technical support in the management, clean-up, collection and transportation of urban solid waste for clean-up campaigns like this one in the past.

The ministry also encouraged sub-national administrations nationwide to take ownership of urban waste management and promote environmental protection to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development.


  • Ministry orders all schools, public and private, to close for SEA Games

    From April 20 to May 18, all public and private educational institutions will be closed to maintain order and support Cambodia's hosting of the 32nd SEA Games and 12th ASEAN Para Games, said a directive from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. Cambodia will host the

  • Almost 9K tourists see equinox sunrise at Angkor Wat

    Nearly 9,000 visitors – including 2,226 international tourists – gathered at Angkor Wat on March 21 to view the spring equinox sunrise, according to a senior official of the Siem Reap provinical tourism department. Ngov Seng Kak, director of the department, said a total of 8,726 people visited Angkor Wat to

  • Angkor Beer strengthens national pride with golden new look and fresher taste

    Angkor Beer – the "Gold of Angkor" – has a new look, one that is more stylish and carries a premium appeal, as well as a fresher taste and smoother flavour, making it the perfect choice for any gathering. Angkor Beer recently launched its new design, one

  • Newest horror film showcases unique Khmer culture, identity

    At first glance, the trailer to new horror sensation The Ritual: Black Nun looks like a western-produced feature film. As the story reveals itself to the viewers, it becomes clearer that this is a Khmer film, with a strong Cambodian identity and close links to

  • Water supply authority assures public shortages over early ‘24

    The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) asked for understanding from Phnom Penh residents in some communes where water pressure is weak. They assured residents that all supply issues will be resolved by early 2024, but have suggested that residents use water sparingly in the meantime.

  • Khmer ballet documentary debuts April 1

    A new documentary, The Perfect Motion, or Tep Hattha in Khmer, will premiere to the public on April 1. The documentary film follows two intertwined storylines: the creation of a show called Metamorphosis by the late Princess Norodom Buppha Devi (her very last production) and the