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Despite progress, questions remain over Canadia Tower

Despite progress, questions remain over Canadia Tower

PICTURES BY NATHAN GREEN (LEFT) AND SOVANN PHILONG

Despite the rapid progress this year on the skeleton of Canadia Bank's new headquarters (seen here on January 17 and June 23 this year), questions are still circulating as to when it will be ready for occupation. Su Si, the director of Mega Asset Management Co, the property unit of Canadia Bank's sister company Overseas Cambodian Investment Corp, which is overseeing construction, told the Post last week it was still on track for a September 9 launch. Canadia Bank Deputy General Manager Charles Vann was less certain, telling the Post only it would be launched this year. Meanwhile, a page on Canadia Bank's Web site indicating the new headquarters would be ready by September 9 has since been removed. Experts contend that even when the shell is complete, it will require around one month per floor to ready the building for occupation. The photo on the right does not show that the windows on the rear of the building are not in place.

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