NGO embarks on mission for green SEZs
Motivated to build a green industrial zone in Cambodia, the newly-established NGO Environmental Protection Industry Associations of Cambodia (Epiac) will work with Chinese-owned industrial park developer and operator QiLu (Cambodia) Special Economic Zone Co Ltd to set a new precedent for environmentally-friendly design and construction.
On November 12, they penned a memorandum of understanding to that end over a $1 billion integrated special economic zone (SEZ) project set to cover 450ha in southeast Cambodia’s restive Svay Rieng province.
Epiac gained the status of a legal entity on September 4, the day of entry into the Ministry of Interior’s registry.
The Post’s May Kunmakara sat down with Epiac executive vice-president Choon Yik Thong to discuss the organisation’s role in ensuring the project adheres to environmental regulations, standards and guidelines