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Demolition successful

Demolition successful

On August 2 Government bulldozers finished demolishing 18 villas and flats illegally

built on Kob Sroy Lake, Kandal Province, by construction company Long Chhin Resorts,

local press report. The government says the buildings were unauthorized as the company

illegally filled in part of the lake to construct them. The lake is a water reservoir

and helps prevents floods. The Ministry for Water and Resources and Meteorology (MWRM)

ordered the company to dismantle them, and said they would destroy the buildings

themselves if the company did not comply with the edict. Kandal Provincial Governor

Khim Bo and two of his deputies lost their positions due to their part in the illegal

construction. 

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