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New stadium to be constructed

Cambodia will start the construction of a new and more modern stadium on Friday, an official said. Prime Minister Hun Sen will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for the stadium’s construction, covering 83 hectares of land in the commune of Bak Kheng, in the Russey Keo ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=NjExZTRjYzQ0ZTA

Thumbprint dubious: court

The legitimacy of a lawsuit filed by prominent businesswoman Chhin Sokountheary, also known as “Crocodile Grandmother”, accusing Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema of abusing his power by stealing some 34 hectares of privately owned land is being called into question by the Phnom Penh Municipal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032564664/National/thumbprint-dubious-court.html

Phnom Penh Gains Partnership With Tennessee City

The Phnom Penh Municipality and delegates from Cleveland, Tennessee, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to establish sister-city status, officials said. “While we are welcoming [the delegates], there are people outside who are demanding that we solve their housing problems,” said Phnom Penh Governor Kep ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

NagaCorp To Build Underground Retail Center In Phnom Penh

Nagacorp will build an underground road and retail space linking its casino complex in Phnom Penh to nearby Koh Pich, according to the announcement released by City Hall yesterday. The underground road, which will be 23 meters wide and 447 meters long, will connect to National ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

New Year’s price hikes kick in

As many flock to their hometowns today to celebrate Khmer New Year, complaints of price hikes and border bribes have started pouring in like clockwork. Passengers arranging transport to the provinces told the Post yesterday that bus companies and taxies had raised their prices despite a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041255576/National-news/new-years-price-hikes-kick-in.html

Buses, Taxis Ignore Appeals to Maintain Fees

As Khmer New Year approaches, Phnom Penh Municipality has once again made its annual appeal to bus companies and taxi drivers not to raise fees during the holiday. But as usual, drivers and companies say they will be ignoring the request. Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema said ...

Union Leader Asks Governor To Set Statue Discussion Dates

Free Trade Union (FTU) President Chea Mony yesterday wrote to Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema, reiterating a request to set a date for talks over the construction of a statue honoring his assassinated brother, the late FTU leader Chea Vichea. Permission to build the statue was ...

City Hall hands out Boeng Kak land titles

Marking another milestone in the years-long struggle between the government and the families of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake community, Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema handed out 254 land titles to lakeside residents at City Hall on Saturday. But with the government shrouding the titling process ...

French company begins tram feasibility study

French engineering firm Systra is underway with a feasibility study to build a tramway from Phnom Penh International Airport to the Royal Railway Station, Governor Kep Chuktema said on Friday. The agreement to study a tramway was first made between Systra and City Hall in July ...

Phnom Penh orders rice sell-off to fight price gouges

City Hall coordinated the release of 120 tons of rice in cooperation with the state-run Rural Development Bank yesterday to keep prices in the city stable amid reports that vendors were using the current floods to gouge customers. Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen said the ...

Borei Keila residents appeal for governor's help

About 100 residents of Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila community embroiled in a long-running land dispute with the powerful construction firm Phanimex filed a complaint at the Prampi Makara district offices on Friday, seeking the intervention of Phnom Penh governor Kep Chuktema and demanding that the ...

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