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Malaysian company invests in cemetery

A MALAYSIAN company has announced plans to build an "international standard" cemetery in Kandal province's Ang Snuol district.

NV Multi Corp Berhad has invested US$5 million in building the cemetery with local group Cambodia Asia Flour Mill Corp and plans to finish the site "in the near future", it said.

"We want to build a cemetery for Cambodian people because we want them to have their fortune assured when they die," Kong Hon Kong, managing director of the group, said Monday.

He added that the cemetery, which is to be called "Agglomeration of Great Fortune", is being built on an 11-hectare plot of land in Thlork village, Peurk commune, and will become Cambodia's first "international standard" cemetery.

Khau Kimbac, president of Cambodia Asia Flour Mill Corp said that those wanting to be buried on the site would not only receive a plot of land but also caretaking services for their graves and paved entranceways to their graves "forever".

He added that the company would expand its services in the future if they succeeded reaching customers.

"In the future, we will provide services not only for those wanting Chinese-style graves but also Khmer-style ones," Khau Kimbac said.

According to documents shown by the company, prices will range from $7,650 to $126,700 per lot.

Ang Snuol district Governor Samuth Theoun said on Monday that the cemetery was in a good location, situated on a peaceful mountain slope with a lush and tranquil atmosphere.

"[It] will create more jobs for caretakers in Cambodia, too," he said.

The Malaysian group has built cemeteries in seven other countries in the region, Kong Hon Kong said. 

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