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One-stop vehicle ownership transfer process streamlined

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The prakas is intended to streamline and centralise the process including the payment of stamp duties through an automated system to accelerate the service. MPWT

One-stop vehicle ownership transfer process streamlined

The ministries of Public Works and Transport and Economy and Finance (MEF) are working to quicken the procedure of an inter-ministerial parkas – “Formality and Procedure on the Transfer of Vehicle Ownership”.

The prakas is intended to streamline and centralise the process including the payment of stamp duties through an automated system to accelerate the service.

The Ministry of Public Works’ General Department of Land Transport chief Chhuon Von told The Post on Monday that the new procedures were the idea of Minister Sun Chanthol. It is being led by Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth as per the government’s policy to improve the provision of public services.

No longer will owners have to go to the Ministry of Public Works to prepare documents and to the Department of Taxation to pay the stamp duty and then return to the Ministry of Public Works to proceed with the transfer.

Von said: “In the past, our citizens who need a service for the transfer of vehicle ownership had to go back and forth between ministries to transfer vehicle ownership. Through the inter-ministerial parkas, they only need to go to one place to pay the stamp duty and make the transfer.”

Von said the timing of the rollout is up to the general departments of the two ministries.

“We are pushing for the prakas to enter into force as soon as possible. For now, we cannot confirm when it can be enforced because we need to wait for the leaders of the two ministries to decide,” he said.

Ministry of Public Works spokesman Heang Sotheayuth said the idea is to reduce complicated procedures and save time for citizens.

“The new transfer procedure will take only one day if there is no change of plate number and two to three days if there is a change of the plate number,” Heang said.

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