The Oddar Meanchey provincial governor will be replaced by the deputy governor of Tboung Khmum province, according to a royal decree made public yesterday.
Sar Thavy took office as governor of Oddar Meanchey province in 2013, replacing Pech Sokhen.
Mr Thavy will now be replaced by Pen Kosal, currently a deputy governor of Tboung Khmum province.
According to the royal decree, Mr Thavy will be transferred to an unspecified position at the Ministry of Interior sometime in the future.
Mr Thavy declined to comment yesterday.
Chea Piseth, chief of the Oddar Meanchey provincial administration, said that Mr Thavy has a lot of achievements deserving praise.
Sar Thavy.“He had a lot of achievements during his tenure, especially in the area of infrastructure as he paved many dirt roads,” he said. “He also got lights installed along the roads and traffic lights put up.”
“Regarding the people, he improved the public services offered to them,” he added.
Mr Kosal said that his appointment to Oddar Meanchey was made based upon his past work.
“I have served the party and state well in the best interest of the people,” he said.
He added that he is not sure when he will take over his new position.
Elsewhere, Cheam Chan Sophorn, deputy governor of Battambang province, will become the governor of Tboung Khmum province, replacing Ly Leng who will be moved to a new position at the Senate.