Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 13 – Prime Minister Hun Sen questioned whether the authority are currently implementing laws or his order referring to the overloaded trucks issue, addressed to approximately 4,000 graduates of Western University on Tuesday in Phnom Penh.
“Each institution has its own law on the organization and functioning that stated the roles and responsibilities determined by law. It should not turn out that authority in charge did not implement the law but wait for my order,” the premier stated.
Prime Minister warned to withdraw positions of the authority who refused to take action against overloaded trucks last Sunday.
"All overloaded trucks that still operated in any province or district must be redesigned. The minister, the provincial and the district governors of that area are responsible for this case. If no action is taken, their positions will be withdrawn", PM Hun Sen wrote on his Facebook.
Following the implementation of the regulation on Feb. 9, authorities at all levels, both in Phnom Penh and in the provinces, take immediate action on illegal-designed trucks. In just two days from Friday to Saturday, 157 overloaded trucks have been redesigned and 310 are under process.
Meanwhile, the premier thanked the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the National Road Safety Committee, and authorities at all levels for strengthening traffic law enforcement and inspecting illegally-designed and overloaded trucks throughout the country.
Prime Minister urged people to obey the traffic laws to ensure the reliability of infrastructures.