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Phnom Penh’s Constructions See Dramatic Increase

Constructions in the capital city of Phnom Penh have been dramatically increased, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen mentioned this morning.
While presiding over the inauguration ceremony of the new office building of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said the capital city has been expanded from around 300 square kilometres to nearly 700 square kilometres.
“The density of the building in Phnom Penh before was one hectare with 5,000 square metres of building, but now one hectare with some 50,000 square metres of building,” he stressed.
The Premier added that all development projects will put pressure on the environment.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia’s rapid economic growth these past years accelerated urban growth in and around Phnom Penh. A modern metropolis dominated by skyscrapers and surrounded by satellite cities has morphed from a city once dominated by gravel roads, a low-rise and colonial buildings. More high-rise buildings are being developed.
Once hailed, the ’Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh is fast regaining its lustre having developed to become the nation›s economic, commercial, cultural and tourist centre.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press