About the Hot-Spot and TEST project in Cambodia
The Hot-Spot and TEST project in Cambodia is designed to address the increasing pollution loads discharged by industries located along the Mekong River and its tributaries in Cambodia. The project will focus on the industrial Hot Spots located along the Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac rivers where most of the industries are located.
The project will introduce the TEST integrated approach in selected enterprises to demonstrate the benefit of combining Cleaner Production (Best Available Techniques and Resource Efficiency) with appropriate environmental management and accounting systems (EMS and EMA). The selection process of the demonstration enterprises will be based on UNIDO’s Hot-Spot methodology.
The project aims to build national capacity to facilitate the transfer of environmentally sound technology that will improve the environmental performance of priority industrial installations. In other words, the objective of the project is to reduce the negative impacts from industrial activities and improve the water quality of the Mekong River and its tributaries through the introduction of the TEST approach.
The effectiveness of the TEST integrated approach will be demonstrated at a number of pilot enterprises covering the major industrial sectors of Cambodia, such as garment and food processing industries. The enhanced institutional capacity gained through training activities and hands-on experience will then be made available through the dissemination of project results to assist other enterprises in Cambodia, as well as in neighboring countries in South-East Asia.
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