Cambodia To Host 9th EAS High-Level Seminar on Sustainable Cities in Thailand

A group of Cambodian experts attended the 8th East Asia Summit High-Level Seminar on Sustainable Cities in Chiang Rai, Thailand, on Feb. 8-9, 2017, according to the Ministry of Environment’s news release.

This regional seminar was attended by 230 experts from ASEAN countries, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India, the U.S., and other development partners. The Cambodian delegation was led by H.E. Van Monineath, Deputy Secretary General, National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), Ministry of Environment.

In the meeting, Cambodia was elected to be the host country of the 9th East Asia Summit High-Level Seminar on Sustainable Cities scheduled to take place in March 2018.

This is an annual event to gather the influential East and Southeast Asia policymakers, experts and practitioners working on clean, green and sustainable cities.

Since 2010, senior officials from the region’s environmental and urban line ministries, city authorities and development partners meet at various cities in Asia to share and promote their latest ideas and initiatives on sustainable city development; exchange knowledge and explore collaboration potential; and, importantly; and develop specific recommendations to East Asia Summit Environment Ministers Meeting, which includes ASEAN Environment Ministers, on practical cooperation activities on environmentally sustainable cities.

Last year’s event was held in March in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press