Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Capital protest: City vendors seek lower rental price

Capital protest: City vendors seek lower rental price

Capital protest: City vendors seek lower rental price

Capital protest
Nearly 100 vendors from Boeng Trabek Plaza, in the capital’s Chamkarmon district, protested on Monday to demand that the company running the plaza reduce their rent by 80 per cent because they were attracting too few customers.

“No customers shop and buy, so how can we sell goods?” vendor Yi Sokha said. “The company should reduce the price of renting stalls. We want to pay only 20 per cent [of the current price].”
Yi  Sokha said she paid US$1,000 a month in rent, but some vendors withlarger stalls paid even more.

Another vendor, Srey Noch, said the company had been unsuccessful in attempts to attract customers.

“I spend so much money every month buying goods to sell and pay [rent to] the company, but some days I cannot earn anything,” he said.

As vendors protested, representatives of the company arrived but two hours of negotiations yielded no agreement.

“The company will offer a 50 per cent discount on rent until the end of the year,” Boeng Trabak Plaza deputy manager Keo Khemarak.

“Our market has just been open nearly six months. The company is trying to seek any promotion that will attract customers.”

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