The Ministry of Public Works and Transport sold 5,700 special licence plates and collected an whopping sum of $11 million.
Announcing this on Saturday, Minister Sun Chanthol said the money collected between January 7 last year and mid-June this year will go into the national budget.
Since January 7 last year, he added, the Ministry launched the special licence plate offer to create more options for vehicle owners to have their own special number plates or bid for that offered by the Ministry.
“By doing so, we were able to collect the $11 million which is a good revenue for the nation, especially at a time when the country is struggling with the outbreak of the Covid-19,” he added.
He said vehicle owners were given the option of applying for the purchase of number plates or bid in the automated vehicle registration system at vehicle.mpwt.gov.kh.
According to the ministry, licence plates cost from $500 to $250,000 – with some special plates costing even more.
Pricing and public bidding are based on factors such as the number of digits; words in the English dictionary; the same, consecutive or ascending letters and numbers; reflective numbers or letters; and whether numbers are odd or even.
Personalised plates are printed with “Kampuchea” in Khmer script at the top and “Cambodia” in English at the bottom. A combination of one to eight Latin numbers or letters are printed in the middle.