Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Public gym set for Phnom Penh

Public gym set for Phnom Penh

Public gym set for Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall announced plans on Sunday to build the city’s first indoor public gym on the riverside in Daun Penh district’s Chey Chumneah commune.

Seng Leng, chief of Chey Chumneah commune, said he received an announcement letter from City Hall last week but was not aware of when construction would start.

“It will be built in an area approximately 30 metres by 50 metres in order to make it easier for people to exercise. The area has a good atmosphere because it is near the riverside and is safe,” he said yesterday.

The municipal website said the gym would open in April or May with about 13 different types of exercise equipment imported from overseas.

Since residents of Phnom Penh are interested in improving their health through outdoor exercise, city hall decided to build a public gym for the people, the website said.

“City hall hopes and strongly believes that all people will use the equipment responsibly and consider it their property in order to be good citizens.”

The website added that city hall has plans for more recreation centres in the near future.

MOST VIEWED

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group

  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Endangered animals found dead in Pailin

    An endangered gaur was one of “many” wild animals found dead in “dozens” of illegal traps in Pailin province’s Phnom Khieu Wildlife Sanctuary, said Chit Thy, a military officer working with rangers to protect the conservation area, on Wednesday. Thy, an officer in the 507