Under the implementation of Outcome 1: Strengthened legislative capacity for introducing BAT/BEP in waste open burning source category of the regional project of “Demonstration of BAT and BEP in Open Burning Activities in Response to the Stockholm Convention on POPs”. The Project Management Unit (PMU) of the Department of Hazardous Substance Management, Ministry of Environment has organized a one day consultation workshop on Technical Guideline on Waste and Landfill Management Introducing BAT/BEP and Financing Mechanisms and Incentive Systems for Waste Management on 21 July, 2017 at Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre - CKCC, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Objective of the consultation workshop was to introduce the draft technical guideline on waste and landfill management introducing BAT/BEP and financing mechanisms and incentive systems for waste management to the stakeholders for solicit comments in order to finalize it. 33 participants have attended in this workshop were: Government officials from line Ministries (Ministry of Environment (MOE), Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Ministry of Economic and Finance (MEF), Ministry of Health (MoH), Provincial Department of Environments (PEDs), Municipality of Phnom Penh, Battambang, Academy (University of Phnom Penh (UPP), and NGOs (COMPED).
The consultation workshop followed by impressed remark by Mr. Phet Pichhara, National Project Manager (NPM) and opening Speech by H.E. Heng Nareth, Director General of EPA and a National Project Coordinator (NPC) and followed by presentation made by the consultant, Mr. Kan Vibol the Technical Guideline on Solid Waste and Landfill Management and Financing Mechanisms and Incentive Systems for Waste Management. The plenary discussion was opened after his presentation and as a result it was successful in bringing the different stakeholders including the relevant governmental ministries, parastatal bodies, and experts from the different projects, NGOs and representatives from the municipality landfill of Phnom Penh site.
The participants in general endorsed or no objection the drafted technical guideline on waste and landfill management and the economic instrument and incentive mechanism, but raised a big concern about possible risks, and corresponding budget allocations and monitoring and evaluation framework in implementation periods of the technical guideline and financial and incentive mechanism.
The plenary discussions provided a platform for the members to advocate their views to the project. It further encouraged the participant and secured the commitment of stakeholders for a successful finalization of the technical guideline on waste and landfill management and the economic instrument and incentive mechanism implementation
Fig. 1: Group photo Participant of the consultation workshop
Fig. 2: Honorable of the workshop H.E. Heng Nareth, delivered his speech during the