Foreigners charged for ‘producing porn’ after Siem Reap party bust

A lawyer for 10 foreign nationals arrested last week during a party in Siem Reap confirmed Monday they have been provisionally charged for “producing pornography”. The 10 include five British and two Canadian citizens, as well as a Dutch, Norwegian and New Zealand national. They were taken into custody from Siem Reap town’s Svay Dangkum commune last Thursday and sent to pre-trial detention on Sunday. Sourng Sophea, the group’s lawyer, said that his clients had not committed the alleged...
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Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially reclaimed land adjacent to Boueng Cheung Loung, a large lake in Kandal province about 30 kilometres south of Phnom Penh, sources close to the project have said. The Council of Ministers approved a proposal by Cambodia...
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Tourism pushing up land prices in Siem Reap

Land prices in Siem Reap town increased slightly last year compared with the previous year, thanks to the growing strength of the tourism industry, according to insiders. The provincial capital saw prices rise about five percent in residential areas in 2017 and about 10 percent in commercial areas, said Po Eavkong, the CEO and co-founder of Advance Real Estate Company. “Siem Reap land prices rose last year because of the increasing number of tourists,” he said. “As a result, hotels, ent...
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New $1.5-billion Phnom Penh airport approved

A new airport for Phnom Penh will be built in Kandal province, a southern part of the capital, according to a government announcement on Friday. Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd, a joint-venture between a local conglomerate OCIC owned by Oknha Pung Kheivse, and the government’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, will be responsible for building the 4F class airport, the statement read,. It added that the total investment would be $1.5 billion, of which $1.1 billion will come from loans...
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Key agreements signed with China on expressway, airport

Marking the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Cambodia and China signed yesterday multiple agreements, amounting to billions of dollars in concessional loans and reaching consensus on the financing of much-awaited projects like the expressway to Sihanoukville and the new airport in Phnom Penh. The agreements were signed on the occasion of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang state visit to the kingdom to participate in the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation summit. Seven memorandums of unders...
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