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Compromise Mahakan plan 'possible'

In what appears to be a compromise to the long-standing Mahakan Fort conflict, a panel under the Committee for the Conservation of Rattanakosin says it is open to new resolutions to the land dispute which may include an alternative plan to allow the old community to ...

Yangon govt orders safety modifications to high-rise buildings under construction

Despite complaints from developers, a review committee for the construction of high-rise buildings has ordered safety modifications to 12 structures, stating that failure to follow Rangoon’s updated urban planning standards could cause harm to the city and its residents. Ye Min Oo, the review committee’s spokesperson, ...

New plans revealed for Sihanoukville beaches

Work is due to begin soon on the development of four Preah Sihanouk province beaches, according to a Facebook post by Land Management Minister Chea Sophara. The post showed digital mock-ups of the planned improvements for Ochheuteal, Otres, Independence and Royal beaches, including an entrance archway ...

Phnom Penh congestion costing ‘$6 million a month’

Phnom Penh authorities on 27 October offered an economic argument for ministries, motorists and citizens to respect traffic laws, claiming that congestion-related costs in the capital were setting the country back about $6 million per month. Speaking at a national seminar, Effects of Traffic Congestion on Environment ...

Yangon needs 75,000 new apartments each year

Yangon will need around 75,000 new apartments to be built each year to accommodate the city’s growing population, but contractors are struggling to come anywhere close to this target. More than 330,000 people migrate to Yangon each year from elsewhere in the country, but formidable challenges ...

HCMC plans 3 reservoirs to reduce flooding

The Ho Chi Minh City government plans to invest VND950 billion (US$42.3 million) on building three reservoirs to store rainwater in the next five years in a bid to reduce flooding in the city. Keep reading ...

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