Government

Provincial and local governments

Work starts to restore collapsed Kampong Cham river bank

Kampong Cham provincial authorities have started work on a project to restore nearly 200 metres of river bank which collapsed in Kampong Cham city last June. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705311/work-starts-to-restore-collapsed-kampong-cham-river-bank/

Monks reveal Sangke threat

The Battambang provincial governor has ordered the authorities to close sewers in the Sangke River after monks posted a video showing toxic wastewater flowing into it and allegedly affecting nearby residents’ health. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-reveal-sangke-threat

Banteay Meanchey bus service begins

Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities have put 15 public city buses into use for passengers travelling between Poipet town and the former Khmer Rouge district of Malai, hoping that the bus service will ease travels and help reduce road accidents. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-bus-service-begins

Special inspection group to monitor commune workflow

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday he has a special inspection group formed to monitor commune authorities to ensure they work properly and use their new allotted budget efficiently. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/695079/special-inspection-group-to-monitor-commune-workflow/

Sar Kheng: Commune administrations must not be underestimated

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday urged officials at municipal, provincial, city and district administrations to stay within their jurisdiction and not to interfere with the function of commune administrations. His remarks were made yesterday following notice of officials at sub-national administrations who have the ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/693358/sar-kheng-commune-administrations-must-not-be-underestimated/

Positive resolution for families living on Sekong riverbank in Stung Treng town

Stung Treng provincial authorities are coordinating a huge relocation of more than 130 families living on the banks of the Sekong River to prevent landslides and contribute positively to the town’s aesthetics. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/positive-resolution-families-living-sekong-riverbank-stung-treng-town

Sar Kheng pushes unified provincial administrations

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Wednesday that the establishment of Phnom Penh and provincial one-window service offices will not reduce the power of provincial departments. He also shared his plans of constructing a “unified provincial administration” in which provincial governors, councillors and department ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-pushes-unified-provincial-administrations

Sar Kheng: Sub-national level budgets to be paid via bank to stop corruption

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng announced on Tuesday that the budgets for sub-national administrations next year will be paid via the bank to prevent corruption and ensure transparency. He also warned officials not to abuse power for personal gain. Sar Kheng was speaking at the ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-sub-national-level-budgets-be-paid-bank-stop-corruption

ACU launches campaign to check public service provision

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has launched a campaign to check the provision of public services during the whole of next year. The campaign will be carried out at targeted service units of sub-national level administrations. The ACU has also taken further measures to strengthen the ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-launches-campaign-check-public-service-provision

Healthcare management transferred to sub-national level

The government on Monday issued a sub-decree to delegate the management of healthcare provision to sub-national administrations, which will be effective as of January next year. The sub-decree was approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen last Wednesday and signed by relevant ministers including Minister of ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/healthcare-management-transferred-sub-national-level

Local administrations allocated $900M

The government has allocated more than 3.5 trillion riel (nearly $900 million) for sub-national level administrations throughout the Kingdom to develop their localities for next year. The figure is an increase of $276 million compared to this year. The allocation was announced during the National Workshop ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/local-administrations-allocated-900m

Government raises retirement age for civil servants to 60

The Ministry of Civil Service released a letter on Thursday addressed to senior leaders of all institutions in the Kingdom announcing a change in the retirement age of civil servants. In compliance with Article 26 of the Law on Social Security Fund, civil servants, regardless ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-raises-retirement-age-civil-servants-60

Sub-decree to transfer health services ‘closer to the people’

The National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development (NCDD) has approved a draft sub-decree to improve the provision of health services in a quality, safe, effective and equitable manner. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sub-decree-transfer-health-services-closer-people

Transfer of power ‘still slow’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Wednesday that the delegation of authority from national level to sub-national administrations remained slow, resulting in a lack of clarity concerning their roles and responsibilities in providing public services. Speaking at the 17th meeting of the National Committee ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/transfer-power-still-slow

Sar Kheng urges efficient use of new $100K local budget

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has ordered commune officials to use next year’s increased annual budget of more than $100,000 “effectively, transparently and responsibly”, with local-level expenditure set to more than double from $50,000 a year. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-urges-efficient-use-new-100k-local-budget

Koh Kong authorities probe land sale in Botum Sakor National Park

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration is probing a news report that a private company had colluded with the local authorities to buy 40ha in the Botum Sakor National Park. Provincial hall spokesman Sok Sothy said on Sunday that the administration was only aware of one ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-probe-land-sale-botum-sakor-national-park

China OKs Sihanoukville consulate

An information centre for Chinese nationals and a Chinese consulate will be established in Sihanoukville following a meeting between new provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun and Chinese ambassador Wang Wentian, provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-oks-sihanoukville-consulate

Sar Kheng addresses Preah Sihanouk challenges

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng identified strengthening security, restoring infrastructure, inspection of building standards, preventing sewage emissions into the sea and solving land disputes as key ongoing issues in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-addresses-preah-sihanouk-challenges

PM: Chamroeun ‘able man’ as Preah Sihanouk governor

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said he considers Preah Sihanouk province’s governor-in-waiting Kuoch Chamroeun to be an “able man” who had vowed to find the cause of Saturday’s building collapse that killed 28 people and injured a further 26. Chamroeun also promised to restore trust ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-chamroeun-%E2%80%98able-man%E2%80%99-preah-sihanouk-governor

ACU urges councillors to declare assets

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has reminded newly-elected municipal, provincial, town and district councillors that they are obliged to declare their assets and debts within a maximum of 30 days after taking office or they will be forced to resign from office. But councillors who declared ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-urges-councillors-declare-assets

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