Phnom Penh: National Assembly concludes discussions and approves draft law on management, use and disposal of state assets on Tuesday This is planned to be sent to the Senate for further review, while officials say that this law will help strengthen good governance in property management State property. Civil society supports the enactment of this law, which is expected to define governance.
National Assembly spokesman Leng Penglong said that the National Assembly has resumed its fifth session of the sixth legislature on October 6 to Discuss and approve key draft laws serving the economic, trade and international cooperation sectors.
"Our National Assembly has already completed the discussion and approved 11 agendas, of which the most important law is ours," he said. Preparing to send to the Senate for further review. In particular, the draft law on the management, use and disposal of state property will also be sent to the Senate together. "But I can not confirm the exact time."
According to Leng Penglong, this law will help strengthen good governance in managing the use and management of state assets effectively. And sustainability. At the same time, increase revenue from state assets more clearly to ensure the management of public resources. Increase revenue for the benefit of the national budget and national economic growth.
Mr. Am Sam Ath, Director of Human Rights Monitoring and Protection (LICADHO), supported the law to strengthen the legal framework, institutional structure and Strengthen the capacity of relevant institutions to manage state assets.
"In the past, we have observed that the management of state assets is not good and there are still problems," he said on Tuesday. A lot. But with this law, I expect to be able to guarantee or clearly define what is state property? And how to manage, use and manage? And how to make sales better? So this law is they will take into account these issues.
He added that the law is a pattern or a principle to implement, but how effective it is not yet clear. No. Therefore, they will wait to see how effective the implementation of this law is and what gaps there are.
A press release from the Office of the Council of Ministers of the Plenary Session of the Council of Ministers on July 3, 2020 states that this draft law has been Prepared based on Article 58 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia of 1993, which states that the property of the state, including land Lands, mountains, seas, seabed, beaches, islands, rivers, canals, streams, lakes, forests, natural resources, economic centers, culture, local defense, other construction Others are designated as state-owned. The management, use and disposal of state property shall be determined by law.
This draft law is designed to strengthen the legal framework, institutional structure and enhance the institutional capacity to manage state assets, for example. Determining the exact source, type of state property, legal system, management and management of specific state property. Preparation of inventory of state property, transfer of tenure, conservation, development, use of state property, inspection and audit. Determining the motivation and punishment for violations of the law.
The draft law aims to meet the needs of the Royal Government to strengthen good governance, increase efficiency, transparency and efficiency. Effectiveness and accountability of managing, using and managing state assets in accordance with the reform program. Managing public finances for the benefit of the nation and the people contributes to achieving the goals of the 2030 vision to transform Cambodia into High middle income country and high income country by 2050.
According to the press release, this draft law has 12 chapters and 90 articles and has been approved by the plenary session. Cabinet.