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Century Plaza sellers wait for new area after order to move

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng instructed Por Sen Chey district authorities and Century Group not to stop vendors from selling goods around Century Plaza Market, which is marked for redevelopment. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/century-plaza-sellers-wait-new-area-after-order-move

Chip Mong commences Park Land 50M project

Chip Mong Land, one of the Kingdom’s leading construction developers, has launched the “Park Land 50M” residential project. The project broke ground on Thursday in Dangkor district’s Prey Sar commune along the capital’s second ring road, which – hence the name – is 50m wide. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chip-mong-commences-park-land-50m-project

Half a million landed homes by 2030: VTrust

The document, titled Phnom Penh 2030, showed that landed homes will increase threefold over the next 13 years. The valuation company claims the total currently stands at 150,000 but will hit 450,000 by 2030. VTrust’s report anticipates an average of 25,000 new landed units to hit ...

Thmey Thmey Staff
https://cambodianess.com/article/half-a-million-landed-homes-by-2030-vtrust

Ho Chi Minh seeks to be twin city with Phnom Penh

A delegation from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city yesterday requested support from National Assembly President Heng Samrin to set up a twin city arrangement between it and Phnom Penh. Kim San, deputy chief of Mr Samrin’s cabinet, told reporters after the meeting that the delegation led ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628524/ho-chi-minh-seeks-to-be-twin-city-with-phnom-penh/

Government approves the Japanese SmartCity initiative in principle

The establishment of the Asean-Japan Smart City Network and of a Private-Public Forum on Asean-Japan urbanisation development in Cambodia may soon be a reality after the government approved the initiatives in principle, according to a Council of Ministers letter. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-approves-japanese-smartcity-initiative-principle

Sub-decrees approve creation of new districts

Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued two sub-decrees reclassifying two communes in Phnom Penh as districts, as per a request made by Interior Minister Sar Kheng last week.​ In the separate sub-decrees, obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, Boeng Keng Kang I, Boeng Keng Kang II, Boeng Keng Kang ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50572812/sub-decrees-approve-creation-of-new-districts/

City Hall identifies needs of impoverished communities

Capital Hall released results of a study that surveyed the infrastructure needs of poor communities in Phnom Penh. The study was conducted by asking 2,397 community members in eleven communes to identify which infrastructure projects need to be prioritised. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50562768/city-hall-identifies-needs-of-impoverished-communities/

Open spaces ‘fail capital’s residents’

Research from Cambodian urban NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) has found that Phnom Penh is failing a large number of its inhabitants by falling far below minimum UN standards for open public spaces. SST warns that the situation “will have negative consequences” unless planners begin ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/open-spaces-fail-capitals-residents

Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampot among nation’s cleanest

The cities of Battambang, Kampot, Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, Kep, Kampong Cham, in addition to Doun Penh, a district of Phnom Penh, all received the top accolade, three romdul flowers, in the second edition of the country’s Clean City Contest. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50111141/battambang-siem-reap-kampot-among-nations-cleanest/

Date set for annual clean city day

The government has set February 27 as annual National Clean City Day to remind people to care for the country’s urban areas. Prime Minister Hun Sen made the announcement in a letter to mark the 6th anniversary of National Clean City Day, which has been ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109302/date-set-annual-clean-city-day/

Former governor arrested

The 38-year-old former governor of Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung city was apprehended in Phnom Penh yesterday nearly six months after a warrant for his arrest was issued.Keng Sokunthea, deputy director of the Interior Ministry’s penal department, said his officials arrested Ouk Sam Ol in front of ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5099872/former-governor-arrested/

22 more Boeung Kak families receive land titles

Twenty-two families who were still protesting their evictions from the Boeung Kak lake area accepted offers from the city today, leaving 10 holdouts remaining more than a decade after the lake was first sold and filled in. The families, from Village 1, each accepted a ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/22-more-boeung-kak-families-receive-land-titles

Urbanisation brings opportunities, challenges

Rapid urbanisation in Phnom Penh in the past decade has created jobs and reduced poverty, but better urban planning, management and infrastructure are needed to avoid further sprawl, congestion and pollution, according to a new World Bank report released yesterday. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097220/urbanisation-brings-opportunities-challenges/

City hall sets two-week ultimatum for Borei Keila residents to leave

Phnom Penh City Hall has set a two-week deadline for residents of the Borei Keila community to accept compensation offers and move out of the area. The authorities said they would take residents to court if they refused to move by the deadline. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/city-hall-sets-two-week-ultimatum-for-borei-keila-residents-to-leave/4162381.html

Chroy Changva Bridge to close

The Chroy Changva Bridge will be temporarily closed for 21 months starting in early October to repair it at a cost of about $33 million. The Japan International Cooperation Agency yesterday released a statement regarding the overhaul of the bridge, also known as the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5083653/chroy-changva-bridge-close/

Freedom Park finally cleared of car brokers

The Daun Penh district governor yesterday said his authorities had successfully carried out an order from City Hall last week to clear all cars for sale around Freedom Park. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080154/freedom-park-finally-cleared-car-brokers/

Temporary means to be constructed when Chroy Changvar bridge is under rehabilitation

Phnom Penh capital hall has planned to construct a temporary steel bridge crossing the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh to address traffic issue when the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge is under rehabilitation. ...

Mom Chandara Soleil
http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=108244

Railway protesters seek talks

More than 100 residents living in Por Sen Chey district’s Ka Kab commune yesterday burned tyres while protesting over the construction of a railway that will lead to the Phnom Penh International Airport, claiming that people were not given notice of the construction. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5073738/railway-protesters-seek-talks/

Rail-side residents stage protest again

Nearly 100 people from eight communities living alongside railways in Phnom Penh yesterday gathered in front of City Hall demanding clarification on what will happen to them as their areas are redeveloped. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5066117/rail-side-residents-stage-protest/

White Building demolition soon to begin

The Ministry of Land Management yesterday announced that the decades-old White Building in the capital will be demolished starting July 17 in order to make way for a new 21-storey structure.   ...

Ananth Baliga and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/white-building-demolition-soon-begin

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