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Bokor becomes Kampot's second town

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A bird’s-eye view of the Preah Monivong Bokor National Park in Kampot province earlier this month. Photo supplied

Bokor becomes Kampot's second town

Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to create Bokor town in Kampot province’s Bokor area by combining three communes from the province’s Teuk Chhou district to ease administration and aid development.

According to a sub-decree signed by the prime minister on March 16, the three communes were Boeung Touk, Koh Touch and Prek Tnort.

The sub-decree said the structure and management of Bokor town must comply with laws governing the administration of the capital, provinces, municipalities, and districts.

Article 4 of this sub-decree said the number of members of Bokor town council and Teuk Chhou district council shall be arranged according to the Law on the Administration of Capital, Province, Town and District and the law on electing capital, provincial, town, and district councils.

Provincial administration spokesman Vit Vathana welcomed the decision to create Bokor town. He said it was good for the province as it will make it easier to manage the area and accelerate development.

“The leader’s goal for creating this town is with the purpose of development, because the area has a lot of investments which could boost the local economy,” said Vit.

Vit said that the provincial administration and the government have already prepared a budget for developing infrastructure. However, he did not specify the budget size for development.

According to Vit, in the past Kampot province had one town and seven districts – but now the province has two towns and six districts.


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