Ministry to Install Driver’s License Vending Machine at Aeon Mall

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A chart for Cambodian drivers licenses. KT/Mai Vireak

A vending machine dispensing driver’s licenses will be installed at Aeon Mall, according to the Public Works and Transport Ministry’s website, as part of newly appointed Minister Sun Chanthol’s plan to bring in serious reform within his first 100 days in office.
The statement on the ministry’s website said it was an attempt to provide improved services to the general public by making it easier for citizens to acquire legal documents.
“His Excellency Sun Chanthol told Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong that its primary goal was to resolve the problems in order to effectively serve the public by providing motorists with driver’s licenses, vehicle registration and car maintenance,” the statement read.
“The ministry will also put in considerable effort to utilize and extend the license via the new information technology system.”
Ministry spokesman Pheng Sovicheanor, told Khmer Times that Aeon Mall was an appropriate location to set up the new vending machine due to its popularity.
“In the first phase of his first 100-day plan, His Excellency Sun Chanthol will order officers to install a machine at Aeon Mall which is a popular place where many people go.” He added that the ministry will install another machine, but they are still deciding where to put it.   
Mr. Sovicheanor added that Mr. Chanthol wanted to make it easier for everyday people to access government documents.
“Rather than us rushing to the people, it is better if the people rush to us. That’s why we will install it at a crowed place,” he said.  
Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong went online yesterday to say the machines will allow people to renew their old licenses and will be an effective step in providing improved public services to Phnom Penh residents.
“It will reduce the time spent applying for multiple documents,” he said.

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