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Provincial and local governments

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

Government group to support local officials

The government has issued guidelines on the roles and duties of national-level officials who undertake municipal and provincial missions to promote the implementation of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency Phase IV. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-group-support-local-officials

Germany donates €5M to boost local services

The German government has committed €5 million (about $5.68 million) to a joint government and civil society programme to boost cooperation between local authorities, local service providers and the public to improve performance. The German Embassy announced the funding of the Implementation of Social Accountability ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-donates-eu5m-boost-local-services

About 6,000 civil servants to be moved

The government will transfer 6,000 civil servants from the national level to the sub-national level in order to provide better service to people in the capital and provinces. Speaking during the closing ceremony of the Interior Ministry’s two-day 2018 Stocktaking and 2019 Directive Settings Conference ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50578355/about-6000-civil-servants-to-be-moved/

Preah Sihanouk ushers in drive to keep areas tidy

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min has led a team of officials and cleaning crews to collect rubbish from the streets in Sihanoukville to highlight the importance of protecting the environment by keeping the streets and coastal areas tidy. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-ushers-drive-keep-areas-tidy

Government establishes new districts, town for better management

While the government claims that the recent sub-decree to establish a new town and new districts will improve administrative management and provide public services closer to villages, civil society groups say the changes are a waste of the national budget. Affiliated Network for Social Accountability ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-establishes-new-districts-town-better-management

Government, UN, NGOs meet to discuss Climate Change

More than 100 representatives from NGOs, local communities, the UN and the government gathered at Himawari Hotel in the capital on Monday to discuss and exchange ideas on climate change adaptation and funding at a sub-national level. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-un-ngos-meet-discuss-climate-change

Sub-decrees approve creation of new districts

Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued two sub-decrees reclassifying two communes in Phnom Penh as districts, as per a request made by Interior Minister Sar Kheng last week.​ In the separate sub-decrees, obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, Boeng Keng Kang I, Boeng Keng Kang II, Boeng Keng Kang ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50572812/sub-decrees-approve-creation-of-new-districts/

Number of municipal and provincial council members up in 3rd mandate

The number of district, town, provincial and municipal council members will increase to 819 when elections are called for their third mandate on May 26, said a sub-decree issued on January 25 and received by The Post on Sunday. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/number-municipal-and-provincial-council-members-3rd-mandate

Kamsab removed from ports as Kingdom braces for loss of preferential trade access

The Cambodian government has begun a series of reforms intended to strengthen economic independence and promote business in the Kingdom, as they prepare for the possible loss of preferential trade access to the EU and US in the coming months. Prime Minister Hun Sen on ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kamsab-removed-ports-kingdom-braces-loss-preferential-trade-access

Government to streamline sub-national administrations

Following an announcement by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday that sub-national administrations will soon be streamlined, a government spokesman told The Post that the measure will improve efficiency and effectiveness in governance at a local level. Government spokesman Phay Siphan said on Sunday that the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-streamline-sub-national-administrations

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