The UN’s World Food Program on Wednesday donated 1,200 garbage cans for use in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.
Phnom Penh received 600 garbage cans in time for the water festival, Siem Reap got 500 cans for the millennium celebration at Angkor Wat, and Sihanoukville got 100 to be placed on beaches.
Two hundred garbage cans already have been placed on the waterfront area in Phnom Penh. The plan is to leave the garbage cans in these tourist destinations for public use, said Ken Noah Davies, acting country director of the WFP.
The garbage cans were formerly vegetable-oil drums belonging to the WFP.
“That’s the beauty of it. No one spent any money to give this donation,” Davies said.
A sign on each of the garbage cans reads: “Let’s join together to keep our city clean.”