UNDP Rural Development Policy Specialist seeks for information on private sector involvement in centralization and decentralization process in Cambodia
Mr. Nick Maddock, the rural development specialist from UNDP, met H.E Nguon Meng Tech, director general of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, on June 17, 2010 to seek for information on private sector involvement in centralization and decentralization process in Cambodia. Mr. Nick Maddock would like to know how private sector development helps to speed up the process and what part private sector is involving. In this regard, he would like to know the broad overview of Cambodia Chamber of Commerce and how it helps to develop private sector.
H.E Nguon Meng Tech said that Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) is elected by 11 provincial chambers, including Phnom Penh, to perform the function at the national level. CCC is a private institution working with business enterprise both local and international. The 8 working group of government and private sector forum, formerly funded by IFC, are now under CCC. These working groups help to overcome barriers faced by private sector. They discuss with the government and make positive change for private sector such as tax and custom related issues. CCC helps the private enterprises go through registration process and business operations acting as a facilitator, to include not only large scale enterprise but also small scale one. The top 80 companies in various sectors are the member of CCC. In addition to that CCC also has over 5,000 ordinary members throughout the country.