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Monks protest over institute

A group of about 100 people, including 50 or so monks, attempted to march yesterday to protest outside Phnom Penh’s Buddhist Institute, but were thwarted by droves of military police and district security guards on Sisowath Quay. No violence occurred as Independent Monk Network leader But ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-protest-over-institute

Sihanouk statue waves down on Royal Palace

A familiar figure has popped up atop a building that authorities in Phnom Penh ordered demolished in October for violating height restrictions around the Royal Palace: a statue of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. “I have built a King statue on the top of my building ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sihanouk-statue-waves-down-on-royal-palace-56896/

Demolition Order for 2 Buildings Near Royal Palace

Government officials have ordered the immediate demolition of two buildings located within blocks of the Royal Palace because the structures are taller than the allowed limit for buildings surrounding the palace, officials said Wednesday. One building, owned by Vat­tanac Properties, is located a block from the ...

Aun Pheap and Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/demolition-order-for-2-buildings-near-royal-palace-45306/

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 ...

Vattanac in damage denial

A top executive from Cambodian company Vattanac yesterday denied the firm had damaged colonial-era buildings along the capital’s riverfront, as one local business owner sought a new home. Construction at a Vattanac building site – situated on Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay – has been at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080350834/National-news/vattanac-in-damage-denial.html

Riverside Site Not Ours, Says Vattanac

Vattanac Properties Ltd’s president has denied ownership of a building site where construction has damaged the surrounding block of historic French Colonial era buildings. Chhung Leang who is also a cofounder of Vattanac Bank has said that the site is owned by an individual but ...

Vattanac Sends Employees to Inspect Damage Buildings

A week after government officials ordered Vattanac Properties to halt work on a construction site causing damage to a string of colonial-era building along Phnom Penh’s SIsowath Quay, representatives from the company arrived at the scene yesterday to inspect the affected buildings. Three Vattanac employees, ...

French Scholar ‘Shocked’ Over Damage to Riverside Home

Leaning over the railing on the roof of the Khmeroyal Hotel along Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay, 54-year-old scholar and long-time Cambodian resident Oliver de Bernon peered across at his crumbing riverfront apartment yesterday. Residents of the block between streets 178 and 184 on Sisowath Quay ...

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 ...

Vattanac: A Tale of Two City Developments

Vattanac may still be a family business, but a symbol of its big aspirations can be seen emerging from Phnom Penh’s skyline on Monivong Boulevard, where the company is building a 38-story tower that will house its headquarters next year. The tower, which was designed ...

City to Assess Damage to Riverside Buildings

Daun Penh district deputy governor Sok Penhvuth said yesterday that he had ent Phnom Penh Municipality a time line of events at a Vattanac Properties construction project that has severely damaged buildings along Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay. The report was sent ahead of the creation ...

Police Seize Equipment at Sisowath Quay Site

Vattanac Properties’ construction equipment has been seized by the police after the firm ignored an order to cease work as it has damaged adjacent historic buildings while digging. The work began in mid-April and Vattanac was in the process of removing soil in order to ...

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 ...

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