MEK-WATSAN is a collaborative effort between UN-HABITAT and Cambodia Governmenthas been implementing water and sanitation investment in Kampot town. The whole philosophyof MEK-WATSAN is to support participating governments attain their water and sanitationrelated MDGs agreed in 2000,
he proportion of people without access to improvewater supply and sanitation services by 2015.
The Royal Government of Cambodia has set out a CMDG which is compliant with the worldMDGs. The CMDG composes of many targets for year 2015 but two of them are focusing onwater and sanitation. MEK-WATSAN was initiated at the request of Governments of theMekong Region - the Royal Government of Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (YunanProvince), the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. MEK-WATSAN program was developed to provide supports those governments in improving waterand sanitation condition in peri-urban or secondary towns in the above four countries byexpanding water supply infrastructure. The program focuses on improving the livelihood of low-income urban population that lack adequate water facilities.The primary purpose of Community-based Water Supply and Sanitation Project is to improvewater supply and environmental sanitation for at least 7,500 poor people or 75% of the poor inKampot Town.Currently on 02 September 2010, MIME and Kampot Water Supply Utility have conductedworkshop that include stakeholder workshop and training on sampling and methodology of baseline survey in Kampot Town.
The overall objective of MEK-WATSAN program is to support the Royal Government of Cambodia to attain its water and sanitation related MDGs agreed in 2000.The stakeholder workshop was held in Kampot Municipality Office with the objective as follow:1.
Introduce the CMDGs Monitoring;2.
Explain and discuss on baseline survey questionnaire;3.
Explain the survey methodology;4.
Conduct field-test on water and sanitation indicators and survey;5.
Sellect enumerators to conduct the baseline survey.