18th Government-Private Sector Forum To Be Held Late March

This year's Government-Private Sector Forum to fall on Mar. 29 will look into identification of common challenges and solution consolidated by ten working groups of private sector.

The information was shared in a meeting here in Phnom Penh between government's delegation led by H.E. Sok Chenda Sophea, Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), and the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) led by its President Neak Oknha Kith Meng.

H.E. Sok Chenda Sophea expressed his optimism that participating private sector will bring in practical challenges for a productive discussion to address them during the 18th Government-Private Sector Forum.

The gist from the discussion will be consolidated and submitted for CDC's endorsement to Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen for his review and decision.

Kick-started in 1999, the government-private sector discussion was initiated by the Cambodian Premier to ensure reliable consultation mechanism on issues ranging from day-to-day operations to policy level to better promote investment in Cambodia.

It is the commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia to improve business environment and enhance mutual trust with the private sector.

The ten working groups among private sector include agriculture and agroindustry; tourism; manufacturing and small and medium enterprises and services; law, tax and governance; banking and financing services; transport and infrastructure; export processing and trade facilitation; industrial relations; unhusked rice; and power and mining resources.

In the future, CCC hopes to add more working groups such as textile product exports, non-textile product exports, and local product exports in order to respond to the happening situation.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press