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Ministry gives $200K to Kantha Bopha

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Minister Sun Chathol (left) and the hospital’s board of directors chairman Aun Pornmoniroth. Transport Ministry

Ministry gives $200K to Kantha Bopha

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chathol has donated 800 million riel ($200,000) of proceeds from the sale of customised licence plates to the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital.

The ministry has sold about 1,400 specialised licence plates as part of its “Kampuchea 5” programme over the past six months, generating $4 million.

Director of Information Technology and Public Relations and ministry spokesman Heang Sotheayuth said the ministry started selling customised licence plates earlier this year, offering a wide array of options for citizens.

Sotheayuth said the plates display Cambodian identity and can generate additional revenue for the state.

“We’ve sold about 1,400 personal special plates and generated $4 million from January 7 until this month,” he said.

He said this was the government’s second donation to the hospital. It has recommended contributions to the hospital’s paediatric screening and treatment units.

A Kantha Bopha press release on Wednesday quoted Deputy Prime Minister Aun Pornmoniroth as saying that Cambodia has remained strong despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pornmoniroth, who is also the chairman of the board of directors at the hospital, called on all state institutions, private sector members and the public to continue supporting Kantha Bopha Hospital’s efforts to save and promote the welfare of infants and children in Cambodia.

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