Koh Rong int’l airport construction begins

State authorities have confirmed that the earthworks for the first phase of construction of the Koh Rong International Eco-Tourism Airport is now underway on the island. ... ...

James Whitehead

Cambodia to construct two more airports

Cambodia will add two more airports to the construction agenda in a bid to improve connectivity between the country and other tourism hubs in the world, said Mao Havannall, Minister in charge of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation. ... ...

Chea Vanyuth

Royal Group signs agreement to build Koh Rong airport

An agreement has been signed for the construction of a $300 million airport on Koh Rong island, taking five years to complete. ... ...

Seng Mengheng

Authorities start sealing off land for project in Koh Rong city

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration yesterday started putting up boundary posts to build a fence around a 350,000-square-metre site of a private company to develop tourist sites at two villages in Koh Rong city. ... ...

Tith Kongnov

Royal Group inks $35 million road deal on Koh Rong

Royal Group Koh Rong Development Company and Sinohydro Corporation Limited reached a $35 million deal on Tuesday to build a 70km road on Koh Rong Island. The road will be 8m wide and is expected to take 16 months to complete, according to the plan ...

May Kunmakara

Koh Rong land ‘belongs to firm’

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday that the 35ha being bulldozed by Royal Group Co Ltd in Koh Rong belongs to it after it was leased to it for 99 years by the government in 2008. ... ...

Voun Dara

ACU presses charges against Koh Rong officials, seizes assets

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Friday said the land dispute between disgraced tycoon Sok Bun and 42 families on Koh Rong Island in Preah Sihanouk province was made up in an attempt to take over state land. During a press conference on Friday, ACU president ...

Niem Chheng

Cambodia, ADB discuss $30m loan

The Ministry of Tourism has begun discussions with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) over a $30-million loan to fund infrastructure in coastal provinces that would support tourism development. The government has announced plans to use the money to build two seaports in Preah Sihanouk province – ...

Chea Vannak

PM orders minister to end land dispute

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Minister of Land Management to check on and handle more than 580 land plots for citizens properly to end a land dispute on Koh Rong in Preah Sihanouk province. ... ...

Pech Sotheary

Land titles issued on Koh Rong

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority is now distributing land titles to nearly 300 families in Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem communes after the government decided to reallocate more than 520 hectares of state land to people living there. ... ...

Pech Sotheary

Koh Rong families fear losing their land

About 40 families in Sihanoukville’s Koh Rong commune who fear losing their land have requested intervention from provincial authorities in order to stop the activities of tycoon Sok Bun and officials from the Ministry of Land Management. ... ...

Pech Sotheary

Gov’t halts building of Koh Rong island port

A Sihanoukville provincial coastal working group has ordered tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group to stop building a port on Koh Rong, saying the development was illegal. ... ...

Mech Dara

VIP Jets Ltd. signs for first Bell Helicopter in Cambodia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced it has signed a letter of intent with VIP Jets Ltd. for the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Cambodia. This is also the first Bell Helicopter aircraft signed for in Cambodia. ... ...

Vertical Team

On Koh Rong, gov’t working group deciding who owns what

After getting the rights to develop Koh Rong island in 2008, the Royal Group started clearing land last year in preparation for the construction of its luxury Royal Sands resort. ... ...

Jonathan Cox and Ven Rathavong

Coastal developments add new niche to property market

With the recent groundbreaking of the luxury Royal Sands residential project on Koh Rong by a Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group and two major luxury condominium projects being developed on or near the shoreline of Sihanoukville, real-estate agents say a new chapter has begun in the ...

May Kunmakara and Vincent MacIsaac

Koh Rong projects ‘will not bring pain’, DPM says

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng has sought to reassure residents of Koh Rong, an island off the coast of Preah Sihanouk province that has been leased to a local tycoon, that they would not be adversely affected by planned development projects. ... ...

Sen David

Royal Group set to build hotel on Koh Rong

The Royal Group, in partnership with a Thailand-based Swiss investor, will build a 148-room five-star hotel on Preah Sihanouk’s Koh Rong island, with the group having completed a ground-breaking ceremony on Saturday. ... ...

Kun Kourchettana

Cambodia to create its first Marine Protected Area

Cambodia will begin the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA) this year, covering some 300 square kilometres of coral-rich seas around islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem in the Gulf of Thailand. This follows a successful two-year scientific survey of the area ...§ion=35&topic=23

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