My Urban Challenge: Mayor of Siem Reap
By Apala Bhattacharya
Collecting data on tourist experiences to improve services.
As the mayor of a major tourist hub, So Platong plans for both tourists and residents alike. “We still need to educate because it’s very important for us as Cambodia that we need to be informed. It depends on all sectors to be involved in this process,” the Mayor says. The Mayor’s office has several initiatives in place to provide information on various policies and campaigns on a regular basis to schools, pagodas and the private sector.
The problem of waste management is also being tackled. For the first time, the local government is setting up a schedule to collect garbage across the city. “We will also enforce the regulation to stop the people from polluting the riverside,” the Mayor adds.
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