Monday, 27 April 2009

The Phnom Penh Post News In Briefs

In Brief: New water station to be launched

Written by May Kunmakara
Monday, 27 April 2009

The government and the French embassy will launch a new water supply station in Chroy Changvar district on Monday, a press release stated Friday. The station, which was financed by a 10-year loan from the French development agency AFD, draws water from the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers, and will supply water to over 70,000 families. According to the press release, the new station will increase supply capacity from the current 235,000 cubic metres to roughly 300,000 cubic metres a day.

In Brief: World bank aids good governance

Written by Vong Sokheng
Monday, 27 April 2009

The World Bank has committed US$25.28 million to the government to improve "good governance" in the Kingdom. Key reform areas include private sector development, natural resources management, public financial management and decentralisation and a "citizens' partnership" to make government more responsive to citizens. The Ministry of Interior is scheduled to launch the project on Wednesday at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal, which will be presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng.

In Brief: Draft laws to debated

Written by Cheang Sokha
Monday, 27 April 2009

The National Assembly is to hold a session today to debate a number of draft laws, Cheam Yeap, chairman of the Finance and Banking Commission and member of the Permanent Committee of the National Assembly told the Post Sunday. Cheam Yeap said that the permanent committee has sent draft laws on tourism, financial leasing and disabled people's rights to the whole assembly session for approval. The Assembly president, Heng Samrin, is to chair the session.

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