COMPANY OFFICE LOCATIONS
The Municipality of Phnom Penh requests the Minister of Commerce to decide on the
proposal for companies to have prior approval from the Municipality for company office
locations before issuance of registration certificates by the Ministry of Commerce.
Letter 2507 (MPP). Sep 21, 2000.
LAND USE AND OWNERSHIP
The Municipality of Phnom Penh instructs the Governors of Khan Chamkar Morn and Chief
of the Office of Territorial Management, Urbanization, and Construction that it plans
to create a road and garden spanning from Hun Sen Park to Monivong bridge along the
Bassac river bank in the near future. Therefore, all types of construction and issuance
of land ownership certificates are prohibited.
Letter 2445 (MPP) Sep 19, 2000 and Announcement 2389 (MPP) Sep 14, 2000.
Any violation of tax provisions stipulated in Article 125 through Article 129 is
subject to the penalty prescribed in Article 130 through Article 140 of the Law on
Taxation. Prakas 641 (MEF). Sep 21, 2000.
Prakas 539 (MEF) on Tax on Profits. Aug 3, 2000.
TAX NONPAYMENT WARNING
The Ministry of Economy asks the heads of enterprises who have not paid tax to pay
tax debts no later than Oct 31, 2000. Failure to do so authorizes the Ministry to
take strict collection measures provided in the Tax Law such as freezing bank accounts,
terminating import and export operations, nullifying permits and licenses and publicizing
the names of non-tax-paying enterprises and the tax amounts owed on TV, radio and
The Municipality of Phnom Penh prohibits the drivers of all types of motor vehicles
operating on the roads around the Royal Palace from roaring their engines and honking
their horns. Decision 490 (MPP). Sep 15, 2000.
Promulgation of Law on the Adoption of the Agreement between the Kingdom of Cambodia
and the Federal Republic of Germany on Mutual Promotion and Protection of Investments.
Royal Kram NS/RKM/0700/05. July 30, 2000.
NEW ELECTRICITY RATES FOR PHNOM PENH AND KANDAL PROVINCE
The new prices of electricity in Phnom Penh and Kandal province shall be applied
to electric bills beginning Sep 1, 2000 as follows:
New price per/kwh by consumer type
1 to 50kwh/month: 350 riels
51 to 100kwh/month: 550 riels
over 101kwh/month: 650 riels
State Institutions: 700 riels
All types of NGO offices, residence of foreigners, and Embassies: 800 riels
Places of Business (hotels, motels, entertainment clubs, stores, private banks, private
company offices, etc.)
small-sized business: 650 riels
medium-sized business: 600 riels
large-sized business: 500 riels
use on medium voltage: 480 riels
Industry and craft
small-sized industry: 600 riels
medium-sized industry: 550 riels
large-sized industry: 500 riels
use on medium voltage: 480 riels
The Joint Prakas defines the following terms:
Small: Customer with the line connected to public distribution network (220
volts or 380 volts).
Medium: Customer with the line directly connected to distribution cabin on
a low voltage current and a gauge installed for such low voltage current whose consumption
is at least 20,000 kwh per month.
Large: Customer has his own cabin or partial use of power of public cabin
and has a gauge in or next to his own cabin whose consumption is at least 50,000
kwh per month.
Medium voltage: Customer whose consumption connected to medium voltage
network and gauge is installed for medium voltage whose consumption is at least 80,000
kwh. Joint Prakas 696 (MIME+MEF). Aug 9, 2000.
Casino Obligation Payment. Announcement 020 (MEF). Sep 26, 2000.
Proposal to End the Import of Used Motorcycles. Announcement 1560 (COM). Sep 19,
FOREIGN ARBITRATION LAW
With some rewordings and refining, the Council of Ministers approved the Draft Law
on Adoption and Implementation of United Nations Treaty on Recognition and Enforcement
of Foreign Arbitration. Minute 11 (COM) Aug 23, 2000.
MISSING STATE ASSETS
The Prime Minister informed the Council of Ministers of the discussion with the Swiss
Foreign Minister regarding several items including a request for Switzerland to help
search for Cambodian state and private assets that remain in Swiss Banks and to return
them to their owners. Minute 11 (COM) Aug 23, 2000.
Promulgation of Law Adoption of ASEAN Protocol on Dispute Resolution. Royal Kram
NS/RKM/0700/03. July 25, 2000.
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