Cambodia Launches Green Growth Plan for Phnom Penh
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Cambodia wants to transform its capital Phnom Penh into a clean, green, and competitive city by 2030.
Municipal authorities, together with the National Council for Sustainable Development and Seoul-based Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) developed the Phnom Penh Sustainable City Plan 2018–2030. It addresses the challenges that Phnom Penh faces in achieving sustainable urban growth, such as a worsening waste problem and traffic congestion. With the plan, the city commits to a set of objectives relating to the following:
- urban planning for Phnom Penh and its satellite cities;
- flood control and sanitation;
- clean energy;
- reducing transport emissions, congestion, and accidents;
- green building and affordable housing;
- greening industries;
- improving waste management; and
- greening public spaces and preserving heritage.
The plan proposes 48 projects to achieve the city’s green growth goals.
Read the news release at the GGGI website.