Construction

Construction policy and regulation

Fifteen years' jail for construction deaths under new law

King Norodom Sihamoni has signed off on a new law that will see unlicensed construction company officials punished with a maximum of 15 years in prison if a worker is to die due to negligence. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fifteen-years-jail-construction-deaths-under-new-law

Construction boom adding fuel to the fire

The government needs to further invest in fire disaster management as the Kingdom enjoys a multi-billion-dollar boom in the construction industry, a fire prevention expert said. As high-rises continue to mushroom in the capital, fire disaster management may not be properly equipped to respond to ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-boom-adding-fuel-fire

Assembly passes construction bill

The National Assembly unanimously approved the Draft Law on Construction on Monday. It is meant to strengthen the management of building projects and consists of 22 chapters and 111 articles. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/assembly-passes-construction-bill

Committee inspects hundreds of projects

Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearom recently revealed that Land Management Ministry and provincial officials have reviewed the permits and safety standards of nearly 300 construction projects in Preah Sihanouk. Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered for the creation of the Committee for the Inspection of Quality ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50635601/committee-inspects-hundreds-of-projects/

Government discusses new draft law aimed at construction safety

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Thursday met for talks with members of the Supreme Council of Consultation and Recommendations over a draft law aimed at ensuring quality and safety in construction. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-discusses-new-draft-law-aimed-construction-safety

Illegal building sites to have power cut

The government is to act against illegal construction sites nationwide by cutting off their electricity and water and halting the supply of materials. The measures come as the latest move against unlicensed projects after 28 people were killed and 26 injured following the collapse on ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-building-sites-have-power-cut

Improving construction sector safety

Labour Ministry officials met with members of Japan’s parliament and the International Labour Organisation to discuss a project aimed at improving safety standards in the construction sector on Thursday.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50538061/improving-construction-sector-safety-2/

Apsara Authority grants home building permits

The Apsara Authority granted permission to more than 320 minor projects to build or renovate homes within the Angkor archaeological park in the first half of 2017, according to a report released yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5074028/apsara-authority-grants-home-building-permits/

Seminar to discuss safety

Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction is preparing to host a construction seminar next week that will discuss the criteria for issuing building permits and also tackle problems related to construction site management. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31661/seminar-to-discuss-safety/

Plans underway for clearer guidelines governing landmarks and heritage buildings

As many tall buildings continue to pop up in Cambodia’s 500-year-old capital, ministries are continuing to place importance on preserving the cultural heritage of important historical sites and landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and monuments to pagodas and colonial buildings. ...

Moeun Nhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/plans-underway-clearer-guidelines-governing-landmarks-and-heritage-buildings

A boom year for building projects

A stunning rise in the value of construction projects approved by the government in the first half of the year could be a sign that developers have found a willing ally in the newly appointed minister of land management, who has pushed through hundreds of ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/boom-year-building-projects

Construction law being built

A draft construction law has been completed and will soon be submitted to the Council of Ministers and may be enacted by the end of the year, but there needs to be a discussion and more feedback before sending it to the government to be ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25469/construction-law-being-built/

Construction of Sihanoukville ‘Pub Street’ underway

Less than two months after Sihanoukville authorities evicted scores of vendors along O’Chheuteal Beach deemed to be an eyesore, a private developer has begun constructing a new “pub street” just 50 meters from the same shore. ...

Phan Soumy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/topstory/construction-of-sihanoukville-pub-street-underway-112980/

Minister orders Nagaworld construction stopped

An awning at the NagaWorld casino which extends three meters onto a public sidewalk was ordered to be destroyed yesterday by the Minister of Land Management, according to officials. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24541/minister-orders-nagaworld-construction-stopped/

Government approves 133-story skyscraper

The government has given final approval for a planned $3 billion, 133-story twin-tower skyscraper that developers claim will be completed by 2018, a spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management said on Monday. ...

Kang Sothear and Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-approves-133-story-skyscraper-112063/

More regulations for foreign construction projects: ministry

Foreign construction companies were warned not to violate Cambodia’s building laws during a meeting yesterday to review a number of projects that had been approved by the government. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24099/more-regulations-for-foreign-construction-projects--ministry/

133-story twin towers get initial approval

The government is reviewing a mammoth $1-billion proposal by the Thai Boon Roong Group to build twin commercial skyscrapers in Phnom Penh which, if constructed, would be among the world’s tallest buildings. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/133_story_towers_approved-108645/

Approved construction projects’ value soars

The value of construction projects approved by the government in 2015 increased by 33 percent to about $3.33 billion compared to the previous year, according to a government report obtained on Sunday. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/104943-104943/

Coastal developments add new niche to property market

With the recent groundbreaking of the luxury Royal Sands residential project on Koh Rong by a Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group and two major luxury condominium projects being developed on or near the shoreline of Sihanoukville, real-estate agents say a new chapter has begun in the ...

May Kunmakara and Vincent MacIsaac
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19116/coastal-developments-add-new-niche-to-property-market/

CPP officials at odds over white building mural

As Cambodians continue to de­bate the government’s whitewashing of a street artist’s multistory mural this week, the information minister publicly critiqued the decision on Friday and drew a comparison to the retrograde attitudes of Soviet leaders toward modern art. ...

George Wright and Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cpp-officials-at-odds-over-white-building-mural-103507/

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