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Reforestation

The RGC has created a Committee for Financial Management for Reforestation Development.

The Committee is to make preparations for the development of reforestation.

Decision # 001 (MEF). Jan 4.

Weapons and Explosives

The Royal Government notes that a majority of civilian ministries and institutions

has not observed Sub-Decree 38 dated April 30, 1999 regarding the surrender of weapons

and explosives. The Royal Government requests the heads of these civilian institutions

to have these weapons and explosives collected and handed over to Ministry of Interior.

A distribution of weapons to be used by each institution shall be reviewed by the

Co-Ministers of Interior. Announcement #50 (RGC). Dec 1, 2000.

Fishing Lots

Fishing lots #03, 05, and 07 are cancelled as of the 2001 fishing season. Cancelled

and sub-divided fishing lots shall be given to citizens for family fishing. It is

definitely prohibited for any person to sell or lease these areas to private monopoly.

The Ministries of Agriculture, Forestry, and

Fisheries shall organize fishing communities to manage these fishing areas. Sub-Decree

#97. Dec 15, 2000.

Compensation Denied

The 50 families that filed grievance complaints regarding personal and property

discussion by Route 6A reconstruction were ruled by the technical group that they

are not qualified for compensation. Letter #5375 (MEF). Dec 20, 2000.

Road Reconstruction

Public bidding will be allowed for reconstruction of a portion of National Road

7 from Kampong Cham to Snuol District of Kratie. Revenues will be collected from

public enterprises such as Neak Leung ferry terminal, port of Sihanoukville, and

CAMSAP to fund the repair of National Road 11, especially from Neak Leung to Prey

Veng provincial town which has been severely damaged. The Ministry of Public Works

and Transport may borrow from private companies to repair more roads. Repair of portions

of National Road 5 from Kampong Chhnang to Krakor and from Battambang to Sisophon,

portions of National Road 6 from Kampong Thma to Kampong Thom, and other national

and provincial roads will be undertaken by prioritizing the roads judged necessary

to be repaired first and the less important ones to be repaired last. The Ministry

of Public Works and Transport shall utilize the engineering unit of the RCAF to help

repair a number of roads with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport as the project

trustee. Announcement #15 (COM). Jan 4.

Council for Social Development

The RGC has created a Council for Social Development to assist the operational

mission of the Supreme Council for State Reform relevant to social development. The

council will initiate, promote, effect, coordinate and monitor policy implementation

and social development programs in accordance with the direction of the Supreme Council

for State Reform. Sub-Decree #89. Dec 4, 2000.

Poipet Railway

In the near future Royal Cambodian Railways will repair the track and station

facilities of Poipet under the Plan for Development of a Regional Railway (Trans-Asean

Railway). Letter #059 (MPWT). May 8, 2000.

Tax Obligations

Although the minimum tax exemption has been extended, enterprises liable to pay

the 9% profit tax also have an obligation to pay a monthly instalment for profit

tax consisting of 1% of turnover, including all types of taxes realized in the previous

month. Such instalment payments shall be deducted from profit tax at the time of

annual tax payments. Enterprises mentioned above shall submit tax declarations and

pay instalment tax on profit to the Tax Department no later than the 15th of the

following month after the debt has been incurred. Announcement #001 (MEF). Jan 3,

2001.

Worker Protection Regulations

Employers shall find ways to avoid workers having to lift dangerously heavy weights.

If such lifting is unavoidable, all means shall be employed to prevent such work

from affecting the health of workers. Children under 15 years of age are prohibited

from lifting work. Pregnant women and women who have given birth within less than

two months are limited to lifting objects of no more than five kilograms. Draft Prakas

(MOSALVY) on Lifting of Heavy Weight. January 2001.

Employers shall ensure that heat in the workplace is within an acceptable level.

Workplaces that reach high temperatures shall have every means to cool the air, including

fans and air conditioners. Draft Prakas (MOSALVY) on Temperature at Workplace. Jan.

Employers shall make arrangements to ensure clean, safe air quality for employees.

If dangerous substances in the atmosphere cannot be eliminated, employers must find

a way to catch such substances and release outside the building in accordance with

the Environmental Protection Law. Draft Prakas (MOSALVY) on Temperature at Workplace.

Jan.

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