White Building moving out

White Building moving out

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Residents of Phnom Penh’s White Building began moving their belongings to new locations yesterday, as others dug in and said they had no intention of leaving their homes.

Packing up her possessions in a first-floor unit, 69-year-old In Saream recalled happy memories of 30 years in the property.

She said she had always enjoyed good communication with her neighbours and loved the sense of community.

“Frankly speaking, we are sad about what is happening to this building. My children are grown up and I don’t have any grandchildren. We residents would always go downstairs and sit together,” she said.

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Political inaction risks Phnom Penh’s development

Political inaction risks Phnom Penh’s development

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Source: KhmerTimes

Endless traffic jams, apartment and office blocks lying vacant, and poorly maintained public facilities – welcome to Phnom Penh in the year 2038.
Research carried out by independent think tank Future Forum, which was presented during a Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Metro meeting on Tuesday, projected a future in which Phnom Penh would see a high amount of economic investment with a low level of city planning.

The research, which has yet to be finalized, is based on current trends and projections and was divided into four possible scenarios that Phnom Penh could face in its developmental …