Kenya's associations seek to learn from Chinese counterparts to promote green cities

By Bai LinUnreguser
  • World
  • Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020

NAIROBI, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's associations are seeking to learn from their Chinese counterparts in order to promote green cities, the sector lobby said on Monday.

Henry Ochieng, CEO, Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) told Xinhua in Nairobi that most neighborhoods in Kenya are currently faced with a problem of solid waste management due to the rapid industrialization rate.

"We want to benchmark with our Chinese counterparts who have managed the waste generated by their cities so as to promote the green city concept in Kenya," Ochieng said during the launch of the visitor management application by Town Connect.

Ochieng observed that sustainable waste management is a priority because it determines the quality of health and life for urban and rural residents.

"We also want our communities to remain clean so as to be able to attract more domestic and foreign investors," he added.

KARA said that they are keen to engage in benchmarking exchange visits to China so that they borrow lessons on the best international practices in environmental management.

He noted that the rate of waste management in most urban centers in Kenya poses a threat as landfills cannot adequately hold the litter thrown away.

Ochieng said that through modern technology, Kenya will be able to recycle the waste generated to produce new products.

He revealed that advanced technology from China can help Kenya to address its environmental issues caused by air and water pollution.

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