Russey Keo, a project away from a boom

Source : Khmer Times 

High-rise residences and mixed-use complexes will soon make their debut in Russey Keo district. Realestate.com.kh

Earlier this year, the World Bank reiterated that Cambodia’s GDP growth will stay above 6 percent through 2020. All this growth means that Phnom Penh is becoming more bustling, busy and more international with each passing day. Because of this, land and property prices are also on the rise. The outer districts of the capital, particularly Russey Keo in the north, are becoming some of the most popular areas to live and start a business. Continue reading

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Preah Sihanouk governor orders firm to end activities in national park

Source : Phnom Penh Post

A view of a filled-in beach in Preah Sihanouk province. Photo supplied

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min has ordered a local company to cease all development in the Prek Koh Khyong area within the Ream National Park, which the firm plans to turn into a tourist attraction.

Citing environmental concerns in a letter issued on Monday, Min ordered HTTH Island Investment to stop building a jetty and a gravel road leading to the Prek Koh Khyong beach in Prey Nop district’s O’Chrov commune. Continue reading

Preah Sihanouk governor swears to restore order

Source : Phnom Penh Post

The Sihanouk beach is filled last month. Supplied

The governor of Preah Sihanouk pledged to restore the “province’s reputation and social order” on Monday, following orders by Prime Minister Hun Sen to curb criminal activity and disorder in the area.

Yun Min was responding to the prime minister’s comments on Saturday at the Sea Festival in Koh Kong province, in which he urged the province’s leadership to “restore its reputation and prevent all crimes”, as well as ensure environmental protection. Continue reading

Lower Sesan II dam opens

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

The nearly $800 million Lower Sesan II hydropower dam was inaugurated on Monday. It is Asia’s longest at 6.5km, situated in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district. fresh news

Prime Minister Hun Sen opened the nearly $800 million Lower Sesan II hydropower dam on Monday, marking the successful completion of the 11-year-long, three-nation joint venture.

Situated in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district, the hydropower dam is Asia’s longest at 6.5km. It is a joint venture by Chinese company Hydrolancang International, Cambodian company Royal Group, and Vietnamese company Vietnam Electricity. Continue reading

Dam in Sesan begins operations

Source : Khmer Times 

The Lower Sesan II Dam, an $800 million project, launches yesterday after more than four years of construction. AKP

The Lower Sesan II Dam, an $800 million project, was officially launched yesterday after more than four years of construction.

The dam is Cambodia’s biggest power-generation infrastructure, and will account for 20 percent of the country’s output. Continue reading

Land reclamation being monitored

Source : Khmer Times 

Trucks dump sand to expand land in a coastal area. Fresh News

Prime Minister Hun Sen has expressed willingness to support the amendment of existing laws – or support new ones – in order to prevent unauthorised reclamation projects in the Kingdom’s coastal areas.

Mr Hun Sen on Saturday during the Sea Festival in Koh Kong province said some land reclamation is allowed in some development sites such as at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in order to serve as a buffer zone for incoming waves and bring in tourists. Continue reading

Some land reclamation needed: PM

Source : Khmer Times

Officials from ministry of land management visited coastal area. Fresh News

Prime Minister Hun Sen has expressed willingness to support the amendment of existing laws – or support new ones – in order to prevent unauthorised reclamation projects to be conducted in the Kingdom’s sanctioned coastal areas.

Mr Hun Sen on Saturday during the Sea Festival in Koh Kong province said some land reclamation is allowed in some development sites such as at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in order to serve as a buffer zone for incoming waves and bring in tourists. Continue reading