Urban administration and development

Large-scale Mekong River landfilling draws concern eco-system and water way

Almost every day for the past year about a dozen boats carrying thousands of cubic meters of sand dump their load at Koh Norea, a small tip of land where the Mekong spills into the Bassac river. According to workers at the site, the sand ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/large-scale-mekong-river-landfilling-draws-concern-eco-system-and-water-way/

Waste management firms plan mobile service app

A meeting was held at Phnom Penh municipal hall discussing the establishment of a phone app for the solid waste management system.​ Phnom Penh municipal deputy governor Huot Hay headed the meeting on February 15 which was attended by representatives from Optistech Co Ltd and ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-firms-plan-mobile-service-app

Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete

Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/koh-preus-upgrades-70-complete

Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806569/tamouk-lake-slated-for-development-reservoir-to-get-retaining-wall/

Lake filling in capital draws CSOs concern

Civil society organisations (CSOs) working on the environment and human rights have expressed concern about filling parts of Boeung Tamok Lake to create new parcels of land on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-filling-capital-draws-csos-concern

Deadline to vacate Phnom Penh’s largest lake set

Prek Pnov district authorities have notified local fishermen to remove lattices and ponds completely from the Boeung Tamok Lake by the end of this year.​​ The warning comes after years of delays. Prek Pnov district governor Sok Sambath told The Post on November 19 time had ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deadline-vacate-phnom-penhs-largest-lake-set

Water Festival traffic fatalities increase

There was an increase in deaths in traffic accidents during the three-day Water Festival holiday this year, as 19 people were reportedly killed compared to 10 last year.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50778900/water-festival-traffic-fatalities-increase/

Lake set for development

The government is set to hand over 38ha of Boeung Tamok Lake for development, according to two sub-decrees dated September 1 and seen by The Post on Sunday. The first sub-decree says 15ha of the lake will be given to the National Committee for Disaster Management, ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-set-development

City Bus prepares steps to resume services

Japan International Coopera- tion Agency (JICA), in cooperation with Phnom Penh City Bus (PPCB) Administration and PPCB Authority, said yesterday they are implementing virus prevention measures and training staff to minimise the risk of virus infections for bus drivers and passengers once operations resume. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727685/city-bus-prepares-steps-to-resume-services/

Prek Kampong Smach a potential for ecotourism in Preah Sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun held a meeting on Wednesday with the Prek Kampong Smach fisheries management team and advised officials to create a working group to study economic data from the area and promote ecotourism. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prek-kampong-smach-potential-ecotourism-preah-sihanouk

PM announces portion of Lvea Aem District to be part of Phnom Penh

Prime Minister Hun Sen today announced that a part of Lvea Aem district, Kandal province, located east of Chatumok river will be upgraded to a district of Phnom Penh.​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696470/pm-announces-portion-of-lvea-aem-district-to-be-part-of-phnom-penh

Four-month tax break for hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that all registered hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap will be exempt of all taxes from February until May this year.   ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694704/four-month-tax-break-for-hotels-and-guesthouses-in-siem-reap

Sihanoukville rents plummet as land prices stay stagnant

Sihanoukville, a once-sleepy seaside city in the Kingdom’s coastal province that has now become a ballooning enclave for Chinese-run construction and real estate, is now seeing house rental prices plummeting and land values stagnating. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687804/sihanoukville-rents-plummet-as-land-prices-stay-stagnant

Masterplan for Preah Sihanouk province

Preah Sihanouk province will soon become a multi-purpose special economic zone and potentially the industrial hub of Cambodia, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688097/masterplan-for-preah-sihanouk-province

Preah Sihanouk to be turned into ‘second Shenzhen’

The government aims to transform Sihanoukville into Cambodia’s industrial hub – a “second Shenzhen city”, Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Vongsey Vissoth said. Located along the coast, Preah Sihanouk province boasts an international airport, a railway line connected to Phnom Penh and ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-be-turned-second-shenzhen

Preah Sihanouk to remove more than 1,000 shophouses for flood mitigation

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall will demolish more than 1,000 illegally built shophouses and homes along the banks of canals and on the sidewalks in Sihanoukville to facilitate flood mitigation projects. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50686947/preah-sihanouk-to-remove-more-than-1000-shophouses-for-flood-mitigation

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

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