FIRST QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT
 OF THE JOINT TECHNICAL WORKING GROUPS
For the Period:  December 2004- February 2005

This quarterly progress report from each Joint Technical Working Group is requested by the Secretariat of the Government-Donor Coordination Committee (GDCC) before 25 February 2005. It will be used to prepare a briefing note for the Second GDCC Meeting scheduled to be held on 7 March 2005. Please return the completed questionnaire to H.E. Chhieng Yanara at CDC in both soft and hard copy.

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP (TWG):     Infrastructure and Regional Integration TWG
 

  1. Did the TWG prepare its Terms of Reference?           Yes  ţ      No  ¨

  2. Did the TWG prepare an Action Plan?  Yes  ţ      No  ¨  (if No, please continue to question 9)

If Yes:  When was the Action Plan approved by the TWG?  (date / month / year) 30/11/2005

  1. Since the 7th CG Meeting held in December 2004 how many times has the TWG met?   Once

  2. Is the scheduling of activities in the Action Plan done by month/quarter?  Yes  ţ      No  ¨

If No, please go to Q8, but first please identify the methodology that is planned to be employed by the TWG to monitor and report on progress made: .............................................................................................
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  1. Please list below activities in the Action Plan that were scheduled to be implemented during the last quarter (December 2004 and February 2005).

See Attachments

 

 

 

  1. Which of the activities listed in question 5 are being implemented as scheduled?

Activity (please use the same number as shown in Q5)

Comments, if any

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  1. Please list the activities that are behind schedule, reasons for delay, and the TWG's recommendations for solving the problems.

 Activity
(please use the same number as shown in Q5)

Reasons for Delay TWG's Recommendation
     

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If you answered "No" to Q4 then please complete Q8 below, otherwise please go to Q9.
 

  1. Please list below activities in the Action Plan that have been implemented during the last quarter (December 2004-February 2005).

Activity

Comments, if any
   
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  1. Is (are) there any Joint Monitoring Indicator(s) agreed at the 7th CG Meeting held in December 2004 that fall within the mandate of this TWG?  Yes  ¨      No  ţ (please go to Q11)

If Yes, please list the indicators below:
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  1. What progress has been made toward achieving the targets of the Joint Monitoring Indicator(s) listed in Q9 above?

Joint Monitoring Indicator Progress Constraints Recommendation
       

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  1. Please list below activities in the Action Plan that are planned for the next quarter (March 2005-May 2005).

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  1. REPORT ENDORSED BY:


Attachment

 

Q5 - Activities Completed

Q6 – Activities Are Being Implemented As Scheduled

Q11 – Activities Planed For Next Quarter ( March-May 2005)

First Dateline

1)   Adopt the Transport Sector Strategy

 

 

 

1) Review Draft TSS (May)

 

2)   Establish Road Law

 

 

 

 

 

Complete draft Road Law

(June, 2005)

3)   Establish Road Safety

 

 

 

1) Resubmit the traffic law and regulations to the National Assembly for adoption (March)

2) Establish National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) to coordinate and manage road safety (Apr)

 

4)   Implement Road Maintenance Strategy

 

 

1) Establish procedure/budget for road maintenance with MEF (March)

2) Prepare a Comprehensive RMS (Apr)

 

5)   Establish Telecom Cambodia

 

1) Approve the Sub-decree of TC

 

1) TC was approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen on 12th Jan, 2005

1) Evaluate TC assets (Apr)

 

6)   Establish Law on Water Resources Management

1) Submission to the National Assembly

1) The law was submitted to National Assembly at the beginning of Feb, 2005

 

 

7)   Implement the Rural Electrification Program.

1) Approval of Royal Decree on Rural Electrification Fund

1) Royal Decree was approved on 4th Dec, 2004

1) Establishment of REF Board ( March 05)

2) Implement Royal Decree on REF 

 

8)   Adopt Civil Aviation Law

 

1) Approval of Civil Aviation Codes by RGC and submission of it to National Assembly

1) Civil Aviation Codes was submitted to National Assembly on 24th Dec, 2004 after approval by RGC

 

 


Detail of Activities (References)

 

Activates that Are Being Implemented In This Quarter 

Activates  Planed For Next Quarter

1)   Adopt the Transport Sector Strategy

  • Expert is being selected for reviewing TSS

  • Selection of Expert for reviewing TSS

  • Review of TSS by officials of related ministries

2)   Establish Road Law

 

  • A chapter of “Maintenance Fund” is being consulted with MEF

  • Consultation with MEF on the Chapter of “Maintenance Fund”

  • Drafting of Sub-decree/Prakas on Enforcement of Regulations/ Rules

3)   Establish Road Safety

 

 

  • Resubmit the Draft Traffic Law  and Regulations to the National Assembly (March)

  • Establish National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) to coordinate road safety

4)   Implement Road Maintenance Strategy

  • Establishment of Advance Payment System on Emergency Works

  • Establishment of Technical Committee on the Norms  and Rates of Maintenance Works

  • Establishment of Advance Payment System on Maintenance Works

  • Establishment of standards and criteria on the Norms and Rates of Maintenance works

5)   Establish Telecom Cambodia

 

  • Telecom Cambodia was approved by prime Minister Hun Sen on 12 Jan. 2005

  • Arrange and estimate TC assets

  • Ste up Statue of TC

  • Setup Board Director

  • Organize TC Structure

  • Set up Statue of employee

  • Selection of employee representative

6)   Establish Law on Water Resources Management

  • Checked and amended by Council of Minister at the end of December 2004.

  • Submission to National Assembly at the beginning of February 2005

  • Follow up the review of Draft Law on Water Resources Management with the Legislative Committee No.9

  • Approval and adoption of Draft Law by general meeting of National Assembly.

7)   Implement the Rural Electrification Program.

  • Royal Decree on Rural Electrification Fund was approved on 4th Dec, 200

  • Selection of Board Members

  • Establishment of REF Board

8)   Adopt Civil Aviation Law

 

  • Civil Aviation Codes was submitted to National Assembly on 24th Dec, 2004 after approval by RGC

 

 

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