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A tuk-tuk delivers guests to the Lucky Ruby Casino & Resort in Bavet in November 2015. Victoria Mørck Madsenon

Investors are raising the stakes in Bavet’s property market

Publication date 16 March 2018 | 14:50 | ICT

After a several years of economic stagnation, development activity is starting to pick up again in Bavet, a town on the Vietnamese border in Svay Rieng province whose fortunes are tied to its casinos and cross-border trade.



  • 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

  • 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.

  • Illustrations from a picture book. Photo supplied

    A small market for good childrens’ books

    Publication date 30 January 2018 | 11:24 | ICT

    For decades the books and textbooks essential for a good education have been scarce in Cambodia, and the available materials lacking in many aspects.

  • Teachers interact with preschool children at Home of English school.

    Language skills can bloom early

    Publication date 30 January 2018 | 12:22 | ICT

    It is commonly accepted that the earlier one learns a second language the easier it is to master. But is it ever too early for children to receiving language lessons in a classroom?

  • Message from Australia’s ambassador to Cambodia, Angela Corcoran

    Publication date 26 January 2018 | 16:06 | ICT

    Australia Day is an occasion to celebrate the best of Australia, and what it means to be an Australian. We celebrate our history, our heritage, and the values and institutions that underpin contemporary Australia.