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Inter-Ministerial Meeting (February 19, 2021)

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Phnom Penh: H.E Watt Botkosal, Deputy Secretary General and Mr. Suos Bunthan, Director of Department of Planning and International Cooperation of the Cambodia National Mekong Committee, attended an inter-ministerial meeting organized by the Ministry of Planning. The meeting was chaired by HE Tuon Thavoreak, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Planning, and was attended by 105 officials from relevant ministries and institutions, including 17 women. The main objective is to review, discuss, revise the document of Target and indicators, their definitions and values calculation   for each year of the Sustainable Development Goals of Cambodia (CSDGs) 2016-2030 for the relevant sectors on which the revision can be based on effects of the spread of Kovid-19 virus. The meeting learned better about the participation of ministries and institutions in reviewing the proposal to remove and include inputs according to its indicators to be sent back to the Ministry of Planning by March 12, 2021.  H.E Watt Botkosal stated that after the introductory meeting on July 16, 2020, the Leader of the Cambodia National Mekong Committee and the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology agreed to have the inputs of both indicators, target 6, target 6.5 indicators. 6.5.1 Concerning the management of IWRM under the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology and Indicator 6.5.2 Concerning the cooperation of water and transboundary river basins under the responsibility of the Cambodia National Mekong Committee, prepared the report and submitted reports to the UNESCO and UNECE in 2020 for 2019 and 2021 for 2020. The inputs for the Royal Government will be sent to the Ministry of Planning on a regular basis. The meeting informed about the political level meeting which will be held on March 18, 2021.

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