Strong local administrations deliver public services best; they know what the people need which is the core of the study tour of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng to Germany from September 25-30.
The Cambodian delegation started their study trip in Berlin, where they met with representatives from the German Foreign Office, the Ministry of Interior, and the Ministry for International Development.
The Cambodian delegation also met with the German Bundestag’s (Parliament’s) Committee on International Development. Scientists share experiences and technical approaches to decentralization and sub-national administration in Germany with the delegation.
Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Benjamin Knoedler said in a press release issued yesterday by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany that delivering public services effectively and efficiently matters for development.
“Better health care results in healthier citizens. Better education results in a more productive workforce. Preserving the environment and the forests are both good for Cambodia and the planet. We are convinced that strong local administrations play an important role in delivering theses services.” said Mr Benjamin Knoedler.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Tuesday led a high-level delegation to Germany to strengthen development cooperation and study its public administration system that accompanied by Health Minister Mam Bun Heng, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron, Environment Minister Say Samal, and Chhieng Yanara, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and also secretary general of the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).