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Plans Name Developer of Sisowath Quay Site

Architectural plans of a property development that is blamed for causing structural damage to French colonial-era buildings on Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay show drawings of a five-story residential building, complete with underground car parking. According to the plans, dated July 11, the mysterious company behind ...

Digging up trouble at riverside work site

Work supposedly began again at a construction site along Sisowath Quay after authorities had put a stop to it the day before due to damage being caused to surrounding buildings. 11 families have been evacuated as a result and local business have had their properties ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850693/National-news/digging-up-trouble-at-riverside-work-site.html

Officials Fear Collapse of Riverside Buildings

Ministry of Land Management officials have said that colonial-era buildings along Phnom Penh’s riverside could collapse as a result of damage received from construction next door. The buildings along the Sisowath Quay could be in an even more perilous position as a result of the ...

Cracks Put Future of Historic Buildings in Doubt

Running down the middle of Mak Sitha’s newly renovated fashion boutique in Phnom Penh is a crack that is splitting her floor tiles in two. Yesterday, part of the floor at Lady Penh Designs began to cave into the ground. Like several other business and ...

Riverside Buildings Damaged Amid Construction

Construction on Sisowath Quay by Vattanac Company has damaged an entire block of buildings after soil was removed from the site in order to shore up the sides with concrete. 11 families have been asked to move temporarily while the situation is remedied. The Foreign ...

Owners seek compensation

Residents and business owners are seeking compensation from Vattanac after its construction project alongside Phnom Penh’s riverside Sisowath Quay damaged buildings. Pop Café, Edelweiss, the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC), and others are having insurance claims adjusters in to inspect the buildings in order to determine ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072650623/National-news/owners-seek-compensation.html

Ministry Takes First Step Toward Smoking Ban

The Ministry of Tourism has asked bars, restaurants and hotels to ban smoking within their establishments in order to promote a better environment, health and reduce poverty. Tourists will feel safer according to deputy director Sam Chanren if there is a smoking ban. The directive ...

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