ACLEDA Bank held a religious ceremony on July 4 on the rooftop of its new $6 million headquarters building on Monivong Blvd. The ceremony marked the completion of the building's initial five-storey core structure.
The Dutch-Thai firm Royal Haskoning/Chuchwal-de Weger is overseeing construction. When completed, the handicapped-access-friendly building, next to the Ministry of Information, will meet international safety, fire protection and energy conservation standards, and will comprise 6,800 square meters of work space for 400 staff, according to an ACLEDA press release.
New border crossing
Cambodian and Thai officials agreed to open a new border checkpoint at Ban Bor Rai in Thailand's Trat province, opposite Battambang province.
The decision was made at the third meeting of the Cambodian-Thai Joint Border Committee, held in Phuket on July 10.