THE Ministry of Public Works and Transport will organise an auction for personalised licence plates as a fundraiser for Kantha Bopha hospital and National Pediatric Hospital on March 7 and 8 at Botum pagoda park in Phnom Penh.
This is the second such fundraising event organised by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the first one conducted to celebrate the three years of establishing special licence number plates.
Heang Sotheayuth, Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman, said yesterday the proceeds from the auction will be divided among the Kantha Bopha Hospital and National Pediatric Hospital.
“About seven special licence plate numbers will be auctioned on those days and bidding will start from $500,” Sotheayuth said.
The event to be held from 8am to 9pm will be open for public for free, including a music concert in the evening participated by star singers in the country.
Khean Tourk, Head of Public Relations Unit of the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation, said yesterday five branches of Kantha Bopha Hospital are providing free medical care to children across the country.
“Kantha Bopha Hospitals need around $130,000 per day, as we need $35 to 45 million annually for seamless operation of the hospitals we need public donations as well,” Tourk said.
The Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation, established by the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, monitors all the five branches of the Kantha Bopha Hospitals.“The foundation seeks support from all philanthropists and Khmer people living around the world to help the Kantha Bopha Hospitals for the wellbeing of the children,” Tourk added.