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Spruce up the cyclos

Spruce up the cyclos

The Editor,

First, I am very supportive about the idea of imposing a law to have cyclo drivers

wear uniforms. It is a very positive step.

Either directly or indirectly the benefits will outweight the cost of producing the

uniforms and inforcing the law; and I would to thank Mr Chea Sophara, the Phnom Penh

vice governor, for improving the city life for the heart of Cambodia.

So long as the cyclo law is in effect and inforced the short and long run benefits

will be:

  1. Increased number of tourists, which means more money,
  2. To stimulate a growing economy,
  3. Increased confidence among investors; thus attracting more foreign investment,
  4. More taxes for the government,
  5. An improvement of infrastructure and sanitation to accommodate the needs of rising

    tourist numbers,

  6. Show unity and professionalism among our business people,
  7. Beautifying the city and improving the image of Cambodia both at home and abroad,
  8. Teaching Cambodians to think growth, unity, cooperation and professionalism,
  9. Indirectly solve social problems, or at least less problems, that may be created

    by the unemployed,

  10. Giving the poor the opportunity to work their way up or a chance to earn some

    money.

  11. More other positive ripple effects.

In addition, I suggest the law also regulate the quality of cyclos in order to

provide a safety net for its fastidious, valued riders that we can not afford to

lose.

If we, Cambodians, continue to find ways to do what we can do - like the vice governor

of Phnom Penh has been doing - soon Cambodia will become strong and prosperous like

its many neighbors.

- Mengly Chea, Revere, Massechussets, USA

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