Urban administration and development

Jica seeks to turn PP, towns into smart cities

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica) representatives have sought support from Siem Reap’s Apsara National Authority (ANA) to transform the ancient capital into a smart city. The call was made in February last year after the government approved three cities to join the Asean Smart Cities ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/jica-seeks-turn-pp-towns-smart-cities

Phnom Penh Lakes ‘on the Brink of Elimination’: Report

Every lake in Phnom Penh has been damaged by development and its wetlands decimated, leading to severe flooding, loss of livelihoods and disappearance of fish species, a new report says. ...

Khut Sokun and Newsroom Cambodia
https://vodenglish.news/phnom-penh-lakes-on-the-brink-of-elimination-report/

Council approves Aeon 3 project

Japan’s Aeon Mall Co is to spend more than $200 million building its third shopping mall in Phnom Penh as the firm eyes the Kingdom’s burgeoning middle-class. Construction on Aeon Mall 3 in the capital’s Meanchey district is to begin early next year as a result ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/council-approves-aeon-3-project

Over 1,000 constructions inspected, 27 demolished

Authorities demolished 27 constructions that were found to have posed a high risk to safety. They ordered another 636 sites to sign contracts agreeing to comply with legal procedures this year, a government report said on Wednesday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-1000-constructions-inspected-27-demolished

Canal restoration in Preah Sihanouk set to be done in three months

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said at the start of the restoration of five canals in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday that the work had to be completed in three months to avoid further flooding. A report by the Ministry of Public ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canal-restoration-preah-sihanouk-set-be-done-three-months

PP residents urged to use public transport

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has urged Phnom Penh residents to use the capital’s existing public transport services rather than private vehicles, as it is leading to increased traffic congestion. He also called for the city’s public bus system to be expanded, with ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pp-residents-urged-use-public-transport

Five canals to be expanded in Preah Sihanouk province to mitigate against flooding

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority plans to clear and expand five canals spanning some 26km starting on Monday, to mitigate city flooding which had previously affected areas in their vicinity. Provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun asked the relevant authorities to inform and advise people to demolish ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-canals-be-expanded-preah-sihanouk-province-mitigate-against-flooding

Hundreds of security cameras to monitor Sihanoukville next year

Hundreds of security cameras will be installed along major roads in Sihanoukville to monitor traffic and increase security next year. Major General Chuon Narin, chief of Preah Sihanouk provincial police,  yesterday said a total of 600 cameras will be placed in 500 central locations in ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667178/hundreds-of-security-cameras-to-monitor-sihanoukville-next-year/

Chamroeun seeks support of UN in smart city development

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun wants the UN in Cambodia to provide support for the development of officials’ capacity in moving towards the preparation of Sihanoukville development principle as per the smart city model. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chamroeun-seeks-support-un-smart-city-development

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

Experts address urbanisation planning

Cambodia should prioritise managed urban development to maximise economic growth and cope with the increase in population, industry insiders said yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664638/experts-address-urbanisation-planning/

Sustainable development discussed at urban forum

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, in cooperation with UN Cambodia, held the Cambodia Urban Forum for the first time on Wednesday to identify priorities towards smart, sustainable and inclusive urban development in Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sustainable-development-discussed-urban-forum

Entertainment and Investment expo slated for early next year

The third edition of the Asia Entertainment and Investment Expo, also known as AGE Cambodia 2020, will be held at Sokha Beach Resort in Sihanoukville on March 26 and 27, according to the official website for the event.​ ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661036/entertainment-and-investment-expo-slated-for-early-next-year/

PM addresses infrastructure

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday addressed the Kingdom’s spending on new infrastructure projects during the groundbreaking ceremony for 34 new roads in Preah Sihanouk province amid calls for greater transparency over Cambodia’s expenditures. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-addresses-infrastructure

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

Koh Kong airport to be ready in three years

The Dara Sakor International Airport, which is now being built in the southwestern province of Koh Kong, will be ready in the next three years, according to the Minister of Aviation. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659037/koh-kong-airport-to-be-ready-in-three-years/

Farmers and workers carry on as Chinese transplants drive up land prices

The rural southwestern province of Koh Kong, previously off the international community’s radar screen, has drawn the global spotlight. That’s because a massive runway stretching approximately 3,200 meters appeared suddenly at a resort being developed by a Chinese company in this otherwise out-of-the-way province, about a ...

Tomoya Onishi
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Cambodia-s-China-built-runway-irks-US-but-locals-have-other-concerns

China to finance Preah Sihanouk development

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has agreed to a request from Cambodia to provide financial support for the development of Preah Sihanouk province. The request was made on Sunday by Prime Minister Hun Sen on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657174/china-to-finance-preah-sihanouk-development/

PP’s sustainable city goals in sight

The capital is on track in its plan to become a sustainable city by 2030, said Phnom Penh City Hall spokesman Meth Meas Pheakdey. He said continuous education to raise awareness will play an important part in this. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pps-sustainable-city-goals-sight

Law and order improved in Preah Sihanouk, official says

A Preah Sihanouk provincial official has claimed that security and public order have shown signs of improvement since the appointment of provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun in June. Kheang Phearum, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesman, told The Post that security has tightened since Chamroeun took up ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/law-and-order-improved-preah-sihanouk-official-says

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