Buildings Up for Demolition Broke Agreement, Not Restrictions

Phnom Penh’s governor on Thursday refused to confirm whether two buildings close to the Royal Palace will be pulled down after local district and commune officials said Wednesday that their demolition due to height violations was imminent. Governor Pa Socheatvong de­clined to comment on the reports ...

Simon Henderson and Aun Pheap

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fears grow for buildings

The colonial-era buildings damaged by a construction site along Phnom Penh’s bustling riverfront are under threat of imminent collapse, a structural engineer who examined the area said yesterday. Local company Vattanac yesterday complied with local authority demands to halt construction at the Sisowath Quay site – ...

Derek Stout and Phak Seangly

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 ...

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