A two-year, German-funded training program to promote private waste management projects in Cambodia concluded Thursday.
Under the program, 12 Cambodians were trained in waste management, recycling technology and landfill construction and management.
Ursula Nix, head of a regional office for the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft Foundation for International Training and Development, said the goal was to strengthen the knowledge of the 12 who currently work in various ministries and encourage them to create private enterprises.
During the program, participants traveled to Germany to visit waste-management sites and talk to experts there.
“It’s very important that our government take the knowledge and experience from Germany and apply it in Cambodia,” said Cambodian Minister of Environment Mok Mareth. “You can see Cambodia has some big difficulties in waste management,” Mok Mareth said.