Senators visit Ratanakkiri, Stung Treng to assess Implementation of New Tourism law


Cambodian senators and other political party members on Wednesday traveled to Ratanakkiri and Stung Treng on a three-day trip to examine the implementation of the new tourism law, according to a senate statement.

The delegation, led by Kong Korm, has officials expert in education, youth, sport, religious affairs, culture and tourism. The officials will meet with provincial and commune officials and relevant civil society organizations working in the ecotourism sector, the statement said.

The senators will receive informa- tion on tourism development, challenges and requests, and examine the level of understanding of the tourism law.

“The new law is notable for its particular attention to environmental and cultural preservation, and a clearer licensing and monitoring framework for tourism operators,” the statement noted.

The field trip is an example of the implementation of the key roles of the senators as lawmakers, and representation of provincial regions by listening to their concerns on the ground. Recommendations and results from the field trip will be conveyed by the senate to the president of the senate, senators, relevant ministers and other stakeholders, for improvement of the tourism sector.

The field trip is supported by the UNDP Legislative Assistance Project (UNDP-LEAP) through the technical coordination secretariat.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 August 2009 02:29

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