CDIA Visits Cambodian Cities after Training on Wastewater Management
August 9, 2017
CDIA with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) delivered a training course on wastewater management last 3-6 July 2017 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Most of the 28 participants came from the cities of Kampong Chnnang, Serei Saophoan, Stung Sen and Pursat, which are adjacent to the Tonle Sap Water Basin.
CDIA has just concluded its pre-feasibility studies in the four cities along with Battambang,to improve their wastewater, drainage and flood protection, and solid waste management initiatives under the Tonle Sap II Project. The training in Sihanoukville helped to increase the capacities of municipal staff to implement the proposed wastewater management projects.
To provide more practical and tailored fit advice to city officials and project implementers, lead trainer Dr. Bunrith Seng together with CDIA’s Young Asian Professional Lun Heng from the MPWT made a follow up visit to Kampong Chnnang, Serei Saophoan and Stung Sen from 14-21 July 2017. They shared more detailed information on wastewater management to city partners, while at the same time answered their specific questions on the Tonle Sap II projects, and wastewater treatment plant. The team also made a site visit to the proposed wastewater treatment plant in Kampong Chnnang.
The team further headed to the City of Siem Reap, where the second training is expected to take place. They explored possible topics with officials from the Department of Public Works and Transport (DPWT), who in turn signified interest to assist CDIA with site visits and experience sharing relative to the next training session in October 2017.