The Phnom Penh Post –
The Ministries of Environment, Education, Youth and Sport, and the Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST) have collaborated to implement an environmental care project called Project “R” in Siem Reap province.
The project aims to improve the environment and promote plastic reduction by providing 40,000 refillable water bottles for junior high and high school students around the province.
Speaking at its launch on February 29 in Banteay Srei district, Ministry of Environment secretary of state Neth Pheaktra said reducing single-use plastics such as shopping bags and bottled water helped improve the environment and keep it free of plastics.
He said: “We want to work together to educate, disseminate and raise environmental awareness to reduce plastic use and encourage environmentally-friendly practises.”
“The ministries of Environment and Education, Youth and Sport, and the CRST have collaborated in Siem Reap to improve the environment and promote a reduction in toxic plastic by providing 40,000 refillable water bottles for students of 56 junior high and high schools around the provincial town,” he said.
Pheaktra said the Angkor area is a famous resort, which tourists from all over the world visit. “This means we need to pay greater attention to environmental sanitation and create a clean environment that is free of toxic plastic waste,”he said.