GGGI gives pointers to government in solving problems hindering city sustainability

By Lauren Barrett

With Phnom Penh urbanising at a rapid rate, there is a growing need for investment in the city’s public spaces, waste management and energy efficiency network capabilities. As Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) country representative in Cambodia Fiona Lord tells Post Property, the groundwork is already being laid for Phnom Penh’s shift towards becoming a more liveable city that is both cleaner and greener.

Phnom Penh’s development is advancing at a rapid rate. What are your current views and assessments of the city’s urbanisation?
Although Cambodia remains one of the least urban countries in Southeast Asia, it has one of the highest rates of urbanisation in the region, falling just behind Lao PDR, according to recent studies by the World Bank. This fast pace of urban growth is concentrated in Phnom Penh, and has put increasing pressure on the city’s infrastructure, communities and natural assets. It has been challenging for the city’s infrastructure planning and investments to keep up with the pace of urban population growth.

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