Show Licences or ship out, sand dredgers told

August 20th, 2013 , The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh municipal officials have ordered owners of eight sand-dredging companies that continued work despite a mandated moratorium to halt operations and show proof of their licences or shut down for good.

On Saturday, the municipality informed the owners, whose names they declined to release, that they had to show municipal officials the proper documentation by Monday, Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khuong Sreng told the Post. As of yesterday afternoon, some had not yet presented their licences, he said. …

Sen David

New stadium to be constructed

April 12th, 2013 , The Cambodia Herald

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 district. …

The sports sector is a necessary area to enhance for the development of the country, he said, adding that this modern stadium would be used to host the 2020 SEA games and other significant sporting events.

Cambodia Herald Staff

Union leader attacked with brass knuckles and cleaver

December 25th, 2012 , The Phnom Penh Post

A union representative led a 1,000-strong protest at a garment factory in the capital’s Russey Keo district yesterday, alleging the company hired a gangster to beat him up on Sunday – a claim the manager has denied.

Chhim Sam On, a union leader with the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union at the Xing Chang Xing garment factory, told the Post that a man attacked him with brass knuckles and a cleaver as he walked alone near the factory. …

Mom Kunthear and Stephanie Ip

Residents seek compensation as homes fall into Tonle Sap

December 12th, 2012 , The Cambodia Herald

Nineteen families from Svay Pak commune in Russey Keo district protested for a second day Wednesday after their homes fell into the Tonle Sap River. …

Twenty-four houses along the river have been affected, they said. Although five have already left, the other 19 refuse to accept offers of between $500 and $800. …

The Cambodia Herald

Cambodia inaugurates food industry lab under Chinese aid

December 10th, 2012 , Xinhuanet News

Cambodia on Friday inaugurated a food industry laboratory with Chinese aid, aiming at assisting food quality improvement, research and technology development, officials said.

The China-Cambodia Food Industry Laboratory is situated in the complex of the Industrial Laboratory Center of Cambodia in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district. …

Xinhuanet Staff

Demand for satellite cities low: report

December 6th, 2012 , The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh, which currently has six satellite cities under development, may be jumping the gun in terms of the demand for them, according to a new report from global real estate firm CBRE.

In its latest MarketView report, CBRE says bluntly that currently “demand for satellite cities is low. Phnom Penh’s population is currently not willing to relocate to these developments often due to the lack of amenities and facilities.”…

Rupert Winchester

Villagers refuse $500 compensation for damaged houses

December 4th, 2012 , The Phnom Penh Post

Local authorities in the capital’s Russey Keo district had offered residents living along the banks of the Tonle Sap $500 compensation in the wake of sand dredging that began a week ago and has already caused structural damage to their homes, villagers told the Post yesterday.

Twenty-two families in Svay Pak commune’s Svay Pak village filed a complaint to the Russey Keo district hall yesterday after foundation pillars in a number of houses broke because of what they allege is shifting terrain caused by the dredging.

The dredging began on November 25, resident Pum Laot, 58, said. …

Sen David

Three satellite city projects underway

November 29th, 2012 , The Phnom Penh Post

Three projects of the six satellite cities around Phnom Penh that were originally approved by the government have been “significantly” developed, according to officials of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction. …

Lao Tepseiha, deputy director of the construction department of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, said that Koh Pich Island, Grand Phnom Penh International and Camko City have been significantly built among the key projects of the satellite cities. …

Seun Son

Union leader hurt in strike

May 3rd, 2012 , The Phnom Penh Post

Thousands of garment workers went on strike yesterday demanding higher wages, fees for transportation and housing, and in one case, the elimination of smelly odours caused by a fish farm near their factory.

Workers burned tyres and one union leader was allegedly assaulted with an electric baton by factory supervisors.

At the SH clothing factory in Phnom Penh, more than 700 workers continued to protest the failure of factory owners to meet their long-standing demands – despite the Arbitration Council having ordered the protesters back to work last week…

Tep Nimol

Mass faintings hit factory again

November 30th, 2011 , The Phnom Penh Post

Female workers were rushed to hospital in a second mass fainting yesterday at Su Tong Fang Ying Kam garment factory in Russey Keo district, unionists said.

About 17 female workers became overwhelmed with diesel fumes from their sewing machines and were rushed to Calmette Hospital, where seven of their co-workers are still being treated after Monday’s mass fainting, Ben Sreyleak of the Free Trade Union said…

Tep Nimol