Ground breaks on Battambang water plant
Ground has been broken on a new water treatment plant in Battambang province which will serve the provincial capital. The plant, in Kampong Wat Kor commune’s Seima village of the town, is co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agence Francaise de Developpement- AFD ...
Roluos Lake in Battambang developing into tourist resort
The Battambang Provincial Administration has announced that it has a project to develop Roluos Lake in Peam Ek commune’s Takorm village of Ek Phnom district with the goal of protecting the lake as a sustainable tourist resort and preventing encroachment. ...
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. ...
Growing pains, as capital keeps expanding
Phnom Penh is one of the fastest-growing cities in Southeast Asia. It added nearly 500,000 people between 2000 and 2010, for a total of 1.4 million. That has meant a lot of changes in a short period: more congestion, more markets, more housing. And, newcomers ...
Battambang families told to make way for new park
Battambang town authorities have notified 600 families living in the provincial capital’s Prek Preah Sdech commune that they need to relocate due to the construction of a large public garden to beautify the city. ...
Battambang fire causes over $1m in damage
A fire that ripped through a market in Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district late on Monday night caused somewhere between $1 million and $2 million in damages, according to local officials. The fire, which reportedly started at about 11:30 p.m. and destroyed 244 stalls, was believed to have ...
Fight to save B’bang heritage finds new allies
When an old building formerly owned by the state was demolished on the outskirts of Battambang City in February, for some, it was the last straw. The giant, freestanding colonial-era mansion with the round windows, the blue shutters and the cracking yellow paint had become one ...
Matt Blomberg and Sek Odom
Battambang wins clean city award with help from County of Kings, FCM
With the help of a Federation of Canadian Municipalities partnership with the County of Kings, Battambang has won a clean city award from the Government of Cambodia. Battambang was ranked number-one in this year’s Clean City Award Competition. Federation of Canadian Municipalities program manager Pascal Lavoie ...
Battambang moves to establish first Pub Street
To attract tourism and make Battambang province more appealing as a nightlife destination, provincial authorities are preparing to follow the way of Siem Reap and lay the groundwork for a Pub Street ahead of the Khmer New Year. The deputy governor of Battambang, Ngon Ratthanak, says ...
ADB admits mistakes over controversial railway project in Cambodia
In a rare admission, the Asian Development Bank has surprisingly acknowledged its own shortcomings following a controversial railway rehabilitation project in Cambodia that sparked complaints from thousands of displaced local residents affected by forced resettlements, insufficient compensations and neglect of their human rights. The concerns were confirmed by the Compliance ...
Lean Alfred Santos
Battambang Pepsi factory torn down to make facility
A long-abandoned Pepsi bottling factory that became a part of the tourist trail in Battambang province has been razed to make way for a water-treatment facility, according to officials. On June 19, JICA signed off on a $33.5 million water-supply-system project in Kampong Cham and ...