Budget to share the wealth: official

The amount of money to be allocated to commune-, district- and province-level governments is slated to rise next year in accordance with the government’s long-gestating attempts at decentralising its power.

At a workshop yesterday on local democratic development, Keo Bengvath, deputy director of the Local Financial Department at the Ministry of Finance, outlined funding for the sub-national levels of government.

Provincial- and capital-level funding will rise to about 640.8 billion riel, with 237.2 billion riel and 69 billion riel going to the commune- and district-levels, respectively – for a grand total of about $233 million.

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