Urban administration and development

Urban development trends

Highland project launches land sales

The Highland De’ Canal project on the northern outskirts of the capital has launched its land sales on its 100 hectare side, with the first phase of sales offering 36 hectares at $80 to $90 per square meter, Khing Vannak, a major shareholder in the ...

Sum Manet

Japanese luxury chain to open hotel in capital

Japanese-owned Hotel Okura Co. Ltd. on Monday reached an agreement with TEHO Development Cambodia Pte. Ltd. – a subsidiary of Singapore-listed TEHO International – to develop and manage a luxury hotel in Phnom Penh as the company as part of its expansion in ASEAN, a ...

May Kunmakara

Korean firm plans JV expressway to Sihanoukville

Cambodia’s Global CAM Project Development Plc on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Korea’s Green Eco Energy Co. Ltd. to build a high-speed expressway from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, executives from the two firms said. ...

Sok Chan

Cintri in contract negotiations with all Phnom Penh districts

Phnom Penh’s beleaguered trash-collection company, Cintri, is in the process of creating new contracts with each of the city’s 12 districts, an official from the firm said on Thursday. ...

Sek Odom and Anthony Jensen

Sewage system renovations fail to mitigate flooding

Phnom Penh continues to flood during heavy rains, despite efforts by the city to renovate the sewage system.Cambodia remains increasingly vulnerable to rains that could grow heavier in a changing climate. ...

Phorn Bopha

Traffic woes vex Phnom Penh governor

Phnom Penh’s municipal governor yesterday called on citizens to start obeying traffic laws and using the city’s fledgling public-transportation system as he addressed widespread discontent with traffic issues. ...

Sen David

Sihanoukville gets a wake up call

Sihanoukville has long been a part of the government’s plan to develop the Southern coast as Cambodia’s next tourism hotspot after Siem Reap, and if recent arrival numbers are anything to go by it seems to be growing in appeal. However, as new property developers ...

George Styllis

Poor ‘lack voice’ amid urban growth

Phnom Penh’s lack of a clear master plan for development has hurt its communities and allowed private developers to collude with authorities to push out poorer residents, speakers at a land rights conference said yesterday.  ...

Phak Seangly and Igor Kossov

Olympia Plaza to rise on $60M investment

Local conglomerate Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC) will invest $60 million in the construction of Olympia Plaza, a seven-storey shopping mall being built inside the company’s mixed-use Olympia City project in central Phnom Penh, the company confirmed yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Ministry’s ‘gentle nature’ leaves unclear endings in the Capital

With the construction industry growing at a dizzying pace as the sound of buzz saws and jack hammers relentlessly permeate the capital while announcements of massive developments become a weekly affair, many unanswered questions remain to what can be done regarding halted projects—most notably the ...

Siv Meng

Investors show confidence in The Peak

After a suit and tie gala event at Sofitel this month that aimed to drum up local support for the newly launched luxury residence The Peak – the most expensive condominium project to date at a tune of $580 million, Rithy Sear, WorldBridge Chairman, announced ...

Kali Kotoski

Thai company proposes parking lot plan

After Phnom Penh City Hall announced last month that bus stations must be moved outside the city by next year, a Thai company put forward a proposal on Tuesday to invest in bus parking lots on the city’s outskirts, according to the municipality. ...

Khuon Narim

City says bus system loses $100K a month

The public bus service run by City Hall has been hemorrhaging about $100,000 a month, according to the local authorities.Long Dimanche, spokesman for the Phnom Penh municipality, confirmed the figure yesterday, after it was first revealed by local media following a meeting last week between ...

Hang Sokunthea

Bus depots will move to city outskirts in bid to ease traffic

Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong held a meeting with the city’s bus companies Thursday to inform them that starting next year, their depots and pickup points must be located outside the city center as part of efforts to ease worsening traffic congestion. ...

Mech Dara

In crowded capital, recreational bicycling gains in popularity

The use of bicycling to get around the crowded streets of Phnom Penh has become increasingly popular. Not only do people use bikes more often to get around the city, but on weekends, cyclists can be seen on the outskirts of town. ...

Ouch Nida

In congested capital, gov’t looks to rail transit

As Phnom Penh’s population expands in the coming decades—with expectations of 2.6 million people by 2035 and 5 million by 2050—Japan’s development agency on Thursday hosted a conference to review its plan to curb traffic congestion in the capital. ...

Sek Odom and Simon Henderson

With protest, families win drainage donation

A group of Phnom Penh families from a flood-prone community living along the city’s abandoned railroad tracks managed to secure the last $2,250 they need to build their own drainage system after protesting outside the Russei Keo district governor’s office Wednesday. ...

Huot Chanpav

Ta Ngov residents to keep land despite road expansion

Residents of the Phnom Penh suburb of Ta Ngov have reached a verbal agreement with the Chbar Ampov district government to make room for the expansion of a road along Barang Canal. ...

James Reddick and Muny Sithyna

Vendors meet with city over construction fears

About 500 vendors from Phnom Penh’s Phsar Doeum Kor market on Wednesday gathered at City Hall to protest plans to demolish and rebuild the wholesale hub, worried that they will lose their stalls and be forced to purchase new ones. ...

Buth Kimsay

White building residents receive another safety warning

Every year since 2007, the Phnom Penh government has sent letters to residents of the iconic White Building warning that it is unsafe and urging them to move out. Every year, most of the 547 families packed into the aging apartment complex choose to stay.  ...

Va Sonyka and Jonathan Cox

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