Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Battambang vendors file complaint

Battambang vendors file complaint

Battambang vendors file complaint

MARKET vendors from Snoeng Market in Battambang province’s Banon district have filed a complaints against their proposed relocation and called on NGOs to intervene in their case, vendors said on Monday.

Bun Thet, a representative of the sellers, said he filed a complaint to provincial authorities and local NGOs on Monday, to request that they be allowed to continue doing business in the same location. Sreng Sreang, governor of Banon district, could not be reached for comment on Monday.

On January 20, Banon district authorities sent a letter to vendors giving them until January 22 to move to a new market. It said the old market is due to be affected by the upgrade of National Road 57, which runs from Battambang to Pailin.

“All the vendors agree for any company to develop the market, but they should come develop the old market. We do not agree to move to the new market,” Bun Thet said.

Buth Sambo, Banon district police chief, said the villagers might be able to do business at the old location if they can put up with the inconvenience of the road construction.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman