Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Budget short for ASEAN meet

Budget short for ASEAN meet

110915_6
Cheam Yeap, chairman of the National Assembly’s finance and banking commission, attends a meeting of the Club of Cambodian Journalists yesterday.

The government has not approved a large-enough budget to hold the 32nd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly to be held in the capital from September 19 to 24, National Assembly officials said yesterday.

This will be the second time Cambodia has hosted the AIPA General Assembly. Cambodia spent about US$1.86 million in 2004 to host a previous AIPA meeting,  but there is currently a $600,000 shortfall for this year’s event, National Assembly member Cheam Yeap told the Post yesterday.

“The National Assembly will request a bigger sum of money, about US$1.9 million for the second meeting of AIPA,” he said.

He added that the government had only approved a budget of US$1.3 million. “It will not be enough for what we are expecting,” Cheam Yeap said.

The National Assembly proposed the sum of US$1.9 million in accordance with the current price of goods in the Cambodian market, Cheam Yeap said.

“It is an adequate amount of money to conduct this meeting because nowadays the price of goods is increasing,” he said.

“We will spend a part of the $1.3 million to strengthen the security, which will require the participation of the Ministries of Interior and National Defence and municipal authorities.”

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune