98. The TWG reported that the
following 11 activities were scheduled for implementation, and
satisfactory progress has been reported on 7 activities:
Transport Sector Strategy—behind schedule. The
Inter-ministerial Re-organization Committee (IRC) hold meeting in early
June 2006 on the revised draft TSS; it recognizes the importance of the
polices. The IRC will review and recommend the policies of five
subtransport sectors, railway, waterway, urban road, civil aviation and
general transport policies.
Reach agreement on a clear transparent mechanism
for budget allocation and disbursement and monitoring for repair and
maintenance of roads. MEF abolishes Fund for Road Repair and
Maintenance due to the Public Financial Reform Program. MEF and MPWT
agreed in the meeting on 21 August 2006 to establish the
Inter-Ministerial Committee led by MPWT and MEF Secretaries of State to
facilitate the issues.
Submit Road Law to CoM for approval. Draft
Road Law has been completed and is pending comments by Ministry of
Justice before sending to CoM.
Road Safety Action Plans –behind schedule. MEF
approved an amount of US$ 170,000.00 for the establishment of
Secretariat Office of the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) and
operation costs. Handicap International Belgium has allocated fund of
US$ 171,616.00 to assist NRSC in partially implementing the action plan
in 2006. Since June 2006, an ADB individual Consultant and NRSC has
completed the draft 5 year detailed rolling Road Safety Action Plan. Due
to the current stage of increasingly road traffic accidents, it is
strongly urged that the effective implementation of Road Safety Action
Plan is urgent. Hence, Financial Assistance is very essentially
required. GDCC is, therefore, requested to assist in appealing for
financial assistance from interested Donor(s).
Strategic Plan for Rural Roads in Cambodia.
Final draft of Strategic Plan for Rural Roads was completed; discussion
with line ministries on the final draft will be carried out shortly.
Submit Telecom law to CoM for approval. The
Draft Telecom Law has been submitted to the NA since April 2006;
discussion with the NA Technical Committee has been held twice. The
submission of the draft law for adoption by the NA will be shortly.
Telecom Sector Policy Statement (TSPS). The
Draft Telecom Policy Statement has been submitted to CoM in January
2006. It is suggested that TSPS be abolished as the Draft Telecom Law
will be soon adopted.
Sub-decree of River Basin Management. First
draft of the River Basin Management subdecree has been prepared by
MOWRAM with assistance of consultants from the ADB/AFD North West
Irrigation Sector Project. The Sub-decree is being internally reviewed
by MOWRAM; upon completion it will be reviewed by the concerned line
ministries. GDCC is to assist in acceleration of the promulgation of
Draft Law of Water Resources Management by the NA. The sub-decree is
part of the draft Law of Water Resources Management which is currently
pending promulgation at the NA.
Submit Water Supply and Sanitation Law (WSSL) to
CoM for approval. The draft WSSL was submitted to CoM in March 2005.
OBSESS reviewed the draft in November 2005; and in early May 2006, CoM
has requested MIME to revise 17 points. The draft is being revised.
There is no progress yet since last report.
Prepare draft of Cambodia National Wood Energy
Statistic & Wood Energy Policy—a bit delay. The National Working
Group was established in February 2006 consisting of 14 persons from 8
different Institutions/Organization. The First Meeting of National
Working Group held in March 2006 to exchange idea/view/the way forward.
A study has been done based on the existing data gathered from NIS and
CFSP. The National Working Group did not receive any fund support from
the RGC or outside financing for the conduct of the study. The study is
based on existing data only. We will cooperate with further NGOs/Sources
in formulating the draft Policy in order to submit to CoM for
inter-ministerial Meeting and further comment/observation; hopefully we
could submit the draft by the first quarter of 2007 in accordance with
our Target Set (1st Quarter of 2007).
Formulation of Civil Aviation Institutional
Development Framework—behind schedule. Request for Aeronautical
Technical Assistance is under consideration by JICA.
100. Submit Draft Road Law to CoM for approval.
Draft Road Law has been completed and is pending comments by Ministry of
Justice before sending to CoM.
101. Submit Telecom law to CoM for approval.
Review of the Draft Telecom Law has been completed by the NA Technical
Committee and will be shortly submitted to the NA for adoption. Telecom
Sector Policy Statement shall be abolished as the Draft Telecom Law will
be soon adopted.
102. The TWG did not report on the implementation
status of the H-A-R Action Plan and resource mobilization.