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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New regulations on the issuance of diplomatic passports state following:
- Diplomatic passports may be issued to members of the National Assembly and the
Senate and their spouses, but not their children
- 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).
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