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Investment Working Groups
The RGC has created seven domain working groups for co-ordination with the private

sector on investment. The seven groups are as follows: Working Group on Agriculture

and Agro-Industry; Working Group on Tourism; Working Group on Production and Distribution;

Working Group on Legislation, Taxation and Good Governance; Working Group on Services,

Including Banking and Financial Services; Working Group on Energy and Infrastructure,

Working Group on Production and Processing for Export. Each group is to exchange

ideas, formulate strategies and propose solutions to matters of private investor

and government concern. Dec 2000 #07 (RGC). Jan 25.

Illegal Structures Near Monivong Bridge
The authorities of Khan Chamcarmorn and Meanchey were ordered to: clear a space

of 500 meters from both sides of the axis of Monivong Bridge and prohibit the anchoring

of boats and barges, and the construction of ports or dwellings. Authorities are

to survey the number of dwellings for rent in the area, advise the people from other

provinces who rent such dwellings to return to their home province, and deploy forces

to prevent dismantled structures from being re-erected. Letter #3005 (MPP). Nov 27,


Private Investment Stats
96 investment projects were approved in 2000 with a total registered capital

of $103,401,000. Report #183/01 (CDC). January 16, 2001.

Senate Activities
The Senate debated and adopted 15 laws and one Decision. Its Permanent Committee

met 18 times to review and decide on the affairs of the Senate including meeting

agendas, approval of the Senate 2001 budget, salary scales of government employees

at the Senate, creation of task force to monitor sessions of the Senate, etc. The

Senate members and Commission also went to rural areas to distribute flood relief

and accept the complaints and went abroad to improve international relations. Report

(Senate) on Activities of the Senate in 2000. December 24, 2000.

MSF Funding
The Minister of Health was informed that the Ministry of Economy and Finance

approved the proposal to enter into a contract with MSF worth $86,489 to train infirmary

doctors and nurses. Letter #114 (MEF). Jan 15.

Road Repairs
The Phnom Penh Governor was informed that the Ministry of Economy and Finance

approved in principle the proposed repairs of city roads using the proceeds from

the sale of International Youth Club. The bidding shall be conducted in the dry season.

Letter #103 (MEF). Jan 12.

Minister of Public Works and Transport informed that Ministry of Economy and Finance

agrees to grant the R7,453,535,000 contract for the repair of National Road 78 in

Ratanakiri to An Long AZ Co. Letter #073 (MEF). Jan 9.

Committee on Right-Hand Drive Vehicles
The RGC has created an Interministerial Committee to Solve the Issue of Right-Hand

Driving Wheel Vehicles. Decision #03 (RGC). Jan 15.

Ferry Fraud
A joint committee of the Ministry of Economy and Finance has found that Mr. Phat

Sareth, Prek Kdam Ferry Terminal Chief, has committed many fraudulent acts and demoralized

his workforce. The Committee has asked Prime Minister Hun Sen to impose financial

measures to ensure the return of fraudulently missing funds and to remove Sareth

from his post. Letter (MPWT). Dec 4, 2000.

Diplomatic Passports
New regulations on the issuance of diplomatic passports state following:

  1. Diplomatic passports may be issued to members of the National Assembly and the

    Senate and their spouses, but not their children

  2. Diplomatic passports are issued to government officials and Cambodian ranking

    dignitaries according to the order of rank and position. Spouses and children of

    such government officials and ranking dignitaries may not be issued diplomatic passports.

    Sub-Decree #05. Jan 15.

Poipet-Siem Reap Road Construction
The Ministry of Finance has requested that PMC/ITI Development Limited have their

concession agreement for construction of National Road 5A and National Road 6 from

Poipet to Siem Reap cancelled due to its failure to honor the terms of the contract.

The company also has a poor reputation in both Malaysia and China. Letter #199 (MEF).

Jan 24.

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