Illegal Dumping Poses Challenge for Waste Management Authorities

Illegal dumping and waste burning present a challenge to municipal solid waste management in Vientiane Capital, according to authorities.

Household waste management in the nation’s capital stands at only 27 percent, while the remaining 73 percent of households in the capital do not use municipal waste collection services.

Head of the Vientiane City Office for Management and Services (VCOMS), Mr. Bounchanh Keosithamma, spoke at a stakeholder consultation workshop in Vientiane, saying that the majority of citizens openly engage in illegal dumping and burning of garbage to avoid paying fees.

Mr. Bounchanh commented that such practices are extremely bad for public health.

Keep reading

Latsamy Phonevilay