Two months to claim land certificates

City Hall said villagers affected by the development project of the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC) in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district would have two months to claim the certificate of land policy before it would stop assuming responsibility for losses, according to a statement ...

Pech Sotheary

Cintri says it is owed up to $20M by Phnom Penh residents

Phnom Penh’s much-maligned waste-collection firm Cintri yesterday used a meeting with City Hall to ask for help in collecting between $10 million and $20 million in unpaid fees it says it’s owed by residents in the capital. ...

Niem Chheng

Ministry tells Phnom Penh to put end to digging

In the wake of recent illegal digging in the capital, Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem has called on the Phnom Penh city governor to stop issuing licences allowing businesses to dig soil in the city and to strengthen its enforcement on a longstanding ...

Mech Dara and Yesenia Amaro

Phnom Penh municipality mulls new sky bridge

City Hall is in the midst of conducting preliminary studies to assess the feasibility of building either an overpass or an underground tunnel at the Chaom Chao roundabout in an effort to ease traffic congestion in the area. ...

Touch Sokha

Phnom Penh rated one of the world’s least livable cities

Widespread corruption, poor health care and a lack of adequate infrastructure continue to make Phnom Penh one of the least livable major cities in the world, according to the annual Global Livability Ranking, released on Thursday by the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...

Sonia Kohlbacher and Hang Sokunthea

Chroy changvar bridge to close for repairs

The Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge will close for repairs early next year after structural damage was discovered last year, City Hall announced yesterday. City Hall spokesman Mean Chanyada said: “We will close the bridge for 22 months to make repairs starting from early January 2017.” ...

Ven Rathavong

Capital taps private firm to manage its lighting

Phnom Penh Municipality has reached a deal with PPDEC, a previously little known company, to privatise the capital’s public lighting system, a city official said yesterday. ...

Hor Kimsay

Cintri rewarded with contract extensions

After years of public complaints and government threats to cancel its contract, Phnom Penh’s sole garbage collector appears to be cleaning up its act.   ...

Kong Meta

Disabled performers back on city’s streets

Two weeks after police rounded up blind and disabled performers begging for money on streets around Phnom Penh in a bid to prevent traffic congestion, the performers were back on the streets on Wednesday, defiantly defending their right to earn their keep. ...

Ben Sokhean

Officials deny claims of plan to quash disabled busking

Government officials yesterday denied claims of yet another planned crackdown on disabled street performers in the capital. ...

Pech Sotheary

Officials deny claims of plan to quash disabled busking

Government officials yesterday denied claims of yet another planned crackdown on disabled street performers in the capital.   ...

Pech Sotheary

Tunnels, overpasses to be built in capital

A section of road built beneath the ground and a renovated Kbal Thnal overpass may be on the way for the capital’s drivers, according to Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatevong, although other officials close to the projects say construction could start as early as next ...

Pav Suy

New building, broken promises at Borei Keila

A decade ago, powerful businesswoman Suy Sophan promised to build 10 apartment blocks for residents of Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighborhood who faced eviction to make way for her real estate project. She only built eight, leaving hundreds of residents without a home.   ...

Khuon Narim

New water pumping station is ‘70% done’

Workers are labouring day and night to build a new pumping station at the Boeung Trabek reservoir to relieve the capital’s flood risk ahead of the rainy season, city authorities said yesterday.   ...

Sen David

Phsar Kandal vendors concerned over development talks

Plans to rebuild Phsar Kandal have struck fear into the market’s community of longtime vendors, who gathered on Monday over concerns they will become the latest victims of Phnom Penh’s surging inner-city development boom.   ...

Ouch Sony

Cham muslims protest government’s planned road beside mosque

About 200 Cham Muslims turned out to the Al-Serkal Mosque near the old Boeng Kak lake in Phnom Penh on Friday to protest a controversial road that the government plans to build through the mosque’s land. ...

Ben Sokhean

Tension builds before next ‘black Monday’

Security forces including riot police were deployed to Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighborhood on Tuesday to keep a watchful eye over activists in the area, as rights groups, undeterred by arrests of eight protesters on “Black Monday,” began planning next week’s demonstration.   ...

Ben Sokhean and George Wright

Protesters to march on ACU despite city hall ban

Activists organizing a protest march to the Phnom Penh headquarters of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) say they will continue with their plans despite City Hall’s decision on Thursday to reject their request.   ...

Ben Sokhean

French firm proposes two green energy plants

France’s Groupe Quadran has proposed building an electricity plant in Phnom Penh fired by waste and a solar plant in Siem Reap province. The Ministry of Tourism yesterday welcomed the proposal, saying it will help keep Cambodia clean. ...

Chea Vannak

More Boeng Kak families accept land swap

Twenty-one more families facing eviction from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood have accepted new plots of land in exchange for moving, further whittling down the number of families still holding out for better deals.    ...

Aun Pheap

Borei Keila evictees denounce ‘resolutions’

City Hall announced Friday that the vast majority of remaining evictees from Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighborhood—who were left landless after a development firm failed to provide adequate housing for hundreds in the community—will not be rehoused in the area. ...

Khuon Narim

Phnom Penh City Hall hoping to turn garbage into electricity

The Phnom Penh Municipal Government on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Inter Far East Engineering Public Company Limited of Thailand to study the feasibility of turning the city’s waste into energy, according to a notice posted on the municipality’s website. ...

Ben Sokhean and Simon Henderson

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