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Administrative building and parking lot for City Hall to open next year

An administrative building, and a large underground parking lot that can accommodate up to 300 cars will be officially inaugurated in 2016, according to Long Dimanche, a City Hall spokesperson.

Dimanche told the Post that the City Hall administrative building, which is 12 storeys high, is almost 90 per cent completed.

He added that, “this is a workers’ building of the City Hall, adding to the existing building since the City Hall has many government officials working,[therefore] we need more buildings for work”.

As of present, the City Hall has an estimated 340 officials, with the total number adding up to 800 officials with the inclusion of all district and commune officials, according to Dimanche.

However, he did not disclose the cost of building this structure and parking lot, only mentioning that the developments were financed by City Hall’s funds.

This new administrative building of City Hall is located at the south of the old City Hall building, which was left empty since after the end of the French colonisation.

Construction of this building had commenced at the beginning of 2015, and is slated to be completed by 2016 if no further adjustments are made to the plan.

Seng Lot, spokesperson for the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, offered no comment when asked about this plan, directing it to the City Hall spokesperson to answer instead.

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