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A sales representative for the TBR Twin Tower World Trade Centre looks at a model of the project on display at its showroom in Phnom Penh.

Colossal skyscraper project still up in the air

Publication date 23 February 2018 | 09:23 | ICT

The site and showroom for Thai Boon Roong Group’s 133-storey twin tower complex remain quiet, but the project’s chief architect insists construction will begin soon.



  • Tourists visit Angkor Wat temple near Siem Reap.

    Chinese property hunters zero in on Siem Reap

    Publication date 23 February 2018 | 09:22 | ICT

    Siem Reap has started to appear on the radar of Chinese investors, which is helping to push land prices up in the provincial capital.

  • People walk in front of Vattanac Capital Tower and Canadia Tower, with the newly opened Exchange Square visible in the background.

    Supply of office space to grow, diversify

    Publication date 16 February 2018 | 11:29 | ICT

    Supply is up, but so are occupancy rates, with new office space to be added to the market this year, including the first strata-titled units.

  • The newly opened Chip Mong Insee Cement factory in Kampot.

    Rising local cement production chips away at imports

    Publication date 16 February 2018 | 11:28 | ICT

    Last week’s inauguration of a massive new cement plant in Kampot able to supply 5,000 tonnes of cement a day to the local market is expected to put a dent in imports, but even with more cement factories coming online this year deman

  • A file photo of housing under construction in Borey Vimean Phnom Penh, a privately developed residential community on the northwest side of the capital.

    Planning mayhem leaves gaps in infrastructure

    Publication date 16 February 2018 | 11:28 | ICT

    Infrastructure is the key to Phnom Penh’s orderly expansion and long-term growth, but the government has not made its master plan available to developers, which has resulted in haphazard planning that has left many parts of the capi

  • Cranes and green mesh cover The Bridge, a $300 million mixed-use project expected to open later this year, adding 762 condominium units to the capital’s supply.

    Condo prices to fall this year: CBRE

    Publication date 09 February 2018 | 11:01 | ICT

    Condominium prices will fall this year as more than a dozen large projects come online, adding thousands of new units to a market beginning to show signs of oversupply, according to a new report by real estate services firm CBRE Cam

  • Hotel Cambodiana, a Phnom Penh landmark since the late 1960s. Facebook

    Skyscraper poised to replace iconic Hotel Cambodiana

    Publication date 09 February 2018 | 08:17 | ICT

    Plans have been floated for an enormous skyscraper, which reports suggest could reach over half a kilometre into the sky, to replace the iconic Hotel Cambodiana at the confluence of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers in Phnom Penh.

  • Passengers and vehicles board ferries in Phnom Penh that cross the Mekong River to Arey Ksat.

    Bridge plans steadily driving up land prices in Arey Ksat

    Publication date 09 February 2018 | 08:18 | ICT

    Land prices in Arey Ksat have been steadily rising on the expectation that two planned bridges to connect the area will increase property values.

  • Conceptual images of the World Trade Center Phnom Penh project. Photo supplied

    Japanese firm unveils plans for World Trade Center

    Publication date 02 February 2018 | 07:13 | ICT

    The recently announced World Trade Centre Phnom Penh is the first project by a Japanese construction company in the capital’s Tuol Tompong neighbourhood.

  • Cranes rise above a large casino complex under construction in Poipet in 2015.

    Border town on fast track for development

    Publication date 02 February 2018 | 07:13 | ICT

    The imminent completion of a rail link between Thailand and Cambodia and the opening of two new international border crossings have renewed prospects for commercial growth in Poipet and pushed up real estate prices.

  • Motorists pass one of Olympia City’s newly completed condominium towers.

    Olympia City project poised to shed a few storeys

    Publication date 28 January 2018 | 19:22 | ICT

    Construction crews are preparing to break ground on the tallest tower of the Olympia City project, but could end up paring down the herculean 65-storey skyscraper that was once tipped to be the tallest residential building in the co