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Sokha Hotel expected to open by september

The $100 million Sokha Hotel and Residence on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva peninsula will be ready to receive its first guest by September, and recruitment is under way for more than 1,000 employees, the hotel’s owner said Monday. “We plan to open in September as a ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/sokha-hotel-expected-to-open-by-september-63481/

Work begins on mega resort

Construction began yesterday on the Sokha Hotel Group’s 600-room luxury resort in Siem Reap – right next door to Angkor Wat. Named the Sokha Siem Reap Resort, both company and government officials were out in force at yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony, talking up the perks of the ...

Thik Kaliyann
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/work-begins-mega-resort

Prime Real Estate May Be Set for Development

A 5,000-square-meter plot of land owned by the local Sokimex Group on Phnom Penh’s Street 154, near Wat Ounalom and Kandal market, could be the site of a new, multi-story hotel, the conglomerate’s CEO said Tuesday. Sok Kong, Sokimex CEO, said Tuesday that construction of a ...

Aun Pheap and Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/prime-real-estate-may-be-set-for-development-46269/

Sokimex Group Plans 15-Story Hotel Near Royal Palace

Local conglomerate Sokimex Group plans to construct a 15-story hotel as well as a supermarket and high-end shops on a more than 15,000-square-meter plot of land behind Phnom Penh’s Wat Ounalom, the firm’s founder, Sok Kong, said Thursday. Mr. Kong said his company had applied for ...

Aun Pheap and Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sokimex-group-plans-15-story-hotel-near-royal-palace-41433/

Sokimex Orders Businesses Off Prime Real Estate

Dozens of business owners occupying more than 8,000 square meters of prime real estate behind Phnom Penh’s Wat Ounalom have been ordered to vacate their premises by the local conglomerate Sokimex Group, an official from the firm said Wednesday. Though the firm declined to say what ...

Aun Pheap and Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sokimex-orders-businesses-off-prime-real-estate-41237/

Luxury Hotel Resort Threatens Bokor Mountain's Biodiversity

An ongoing project to build hotels, luxury villas and a casino on Kampot province’s Bokor Mountain is a threat to the area’s unique animal and plant species, according to two new studies. Local conglomerate Sokimex Group has been granted property development rights on the entire mountain, ...

Cambodia Bets Casinos Can Boost Tourism

Cambodian developers are betting that casinos can make the tiny Southeast Asian country a bigger draw for high-spending tourists. The nation of 15 million people has more than 25 casinos, but most are small affairs in rough-and-tumble border towns that cater to hard-core Thai, Chinese and ...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304750404577317094266574870.html

Gas prices at all-time high

Gasoline prices in Cambodia hit an all-time high on Friday, stoking fears of limited fuel reserves and increasing production costs at some of the Kingdom’s businesses. Premium gasoline sold for $1.40 per litre last week, surpassing the $1.38-per-litre price during the global economic slump at the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Sokimex Plans High-Rise Condos for Peninsula

Sokimex Group is set to break ground on six high-rise condominium buildings in Phnom Penh. Originally suspended in 2010 by Sok Kong because of low demand, the project has now been green lit. Phnom Penh property prices fallen 50 percent since 2008. ...

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