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Landfill for Kampong Chhnang town nears completion

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The 12ha dumpsite being constructed in Kampong Chhnang town under an ADB project. Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration

Landfill for Kampong Chhnang town nears completion

The construction of a new landfill on more than 12ha in Kampong Chhnang province will be completed by the end of this year, while the provincial governor expected that the landfill will promote beauty and the environment in the town.

On August 3, provincial governor Sun Sovannarith led a team to inspect construction of the landfill in Kampong Chhnang town along with relevant heads of departments and local authorities in Sre Thmey commune’s Trapeang Sbov village of Rolea Ba’ier district.

Sovannarith said construction of the landfill was a project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve the environment around Tonle Sap Lake. Construction started in April last year and will be completed by year’s end. The landfill can last for 30 years and will take all garbage from the town.

“The entire project includes a sewage treatment pond from garbage, sewage filtration pond, Andong administrative building for controlling water quality, a road to the landfill, generator room, drainage systems, fence around the landfill and other infrastructure,” he added.

“The landfill is about 85 per cent complete. Construction of the foundation is almost 90 per cent finished, and we still have to landscape the area with trees and a garden,” he said, adding that the landfill will be a model for the province because of the high standards used in its preparation.

He expected that the landfill will be important to the public as it will promote beauty and the environment in and around the town and guarantee improved wellbeing of the people.

Sovannarith said funds for the project from ADB under the project to improve the environment around Tonle Sap Lake amounted to $30 million and included construction of the landfill and a dam.

Rolea Ba’ier district resident Im Sokhon was excited about the new landfill, saying that when there is a landfill, the problems of smell, garbage and people’s concerns will be reduced.

He added that garbage from every house will be collected regularly and disposed of properly to protect the environment in the province.

“I am very happy to see the landfill in Kampong Chhnang province. So, garbage will be disposed of in a tidy way: First, health and second, it is no longer disposed of in an untidy way. I am thankful that we have such a good landfill. I am very happy,” he said.

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