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Ministers Discuss Statistics Law and Public Investment at Weekly Meeting

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PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – The agenda for Friday’s regular meeting of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, included consideration of the draft law on statistics and draft of the three-year rolling public investment program (PIP) 2016-2018.
 
The meeting began with recognition of how helpful the 2005 statistics law is for national and international users. Particularly noted was the role of today’s modern information technology in statistics to evaluate the development of economy, society and demography of all countries. But the ministers recognized that despite the achievements, there are still loopholes in the law that should be amended. The new draft law contains 10 chapters and 38 articles.
 
The meeting also touched upon three-year rolling PIP 2016-2018, and the ministers recognized last year’s in-depth reform of public finance management, such as timely payroll for the civil servants in the fourth week of each month.
 
There are a total of 495 projects in the three-year rolling PIP 2016-2018, among which 168 projects, costing more than 3.1 billion dollars, are in progress. The other 331 projects, costing more than 2.4 billion dollars, are put to use in the national development strategy.
 
For the last item of business, Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded all the armed forces, police, military, provincial and capital territorial authorities to strengthen security, social order and safety for the benefit of the citizens, tourists and investors and to protect natural resources.

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