Svay Rieng province held a December 16 groundbreaking ceremony for a new landfill site. The new garbage dump is considered a key part of the safe village-commune policy

The ceremony was held in the presence of Ministry of Environment secretary of state Chay Samith.

Also in attendance was ministry undersecretary of state Heng Nareth, provincial deputy governor Seng Seila, members of the Svay Rieng town administration, the provincial department of environment, and representatives of the construction company.

The environment ministry announced that the landfill, which would meet international standards, would cover almost 50,000sq m of land in Sangkhoar commune’s Ak Neak village of Svay Rieng town. The landfill will serve Svay Rieng town, as well as Romduol, Svay Teab and Svay Chrum districts.

Construction is expected to last approximately 12 months.