Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Telecommunications ministry moves into new, French-styled dwelling



Telecommunications ministry moves into new, French-styled dwelling

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The new, colonial style Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications building. Moeun Nhean

Telecommunications ministry moves into new, French-styled dwelling

Adjacent to the southern side of the City Hall is a spanking new French-styled building reminiscent of the French colonial era. After two years, the new Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) office building is finally complete.

Khov Makara, spokesperson for the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications informed Post Property earlier this week, “The new office building of the MPTC has been completed, and nearly all of our officers from every department have relocated and settled themselves in the new building.”

He continued, “The ministry plans to complete the transition by next week.”

Liv Kimheng, CEO of the administrative department of the MPTC, said the new office was built on a huge plot of land measuring about 9,037 square metres. The building, which had begun construction in 2014, is located along Monivong Boulevard, south of the City Hall.

“This site is built as four separate buildings: A, B, C, and a warehouse,” he said.

Buildings A and B serve as the daily working offices designed for employees to respond to the demands of the job, while Building C is a designated parking area which also includes a cafeteria.

The warehouse, designed for storage, has an area of 1,411 square metres. Both Makara and Kimheng said that they were not members of the building committee, and therefore, have “no clues of the expense that went into the construction of these buildings.”

Makara added, “Based on information provided by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in regards to the expense reports, it revealed that this construction project cost the least to build out of all the construction projects issued by the state so far this year.”

“It is estimated that the new office serves as a workplace for at least 600 employees, and can accommodate up to 1,000 people. It also has similar characteristics to ministries of developed countries,” he said, adding that the new, spacious building gives the MPTC officers a feeling of comfort and pride.

Commenting on the usability of the design, he continued, “Generally, buildings constructed in French architectural design like this provide a feeling of vastness and spaciousness on the outside as well as the interior.”

As for the previous office of posts and telecommunications, which is a century old, the ministry has already handed it back to a government-operated company.

MOST VIEWED

  • Massive stingrays may live in Mekong’s deep pools

    US scientists have suggested that unexplored deep pools in the Mekong River in an area of Stung Treng could potentially be home to significant populations of giant freshwater stingrays, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish species. This comes as a fisherman hooked a 180

  • CCC team off on US business trip

    The Kingdom’s leading economists and private sector representatives have called on the US to renew its tax preferential status for Cambodian exports, as a Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) delegation departed for a weeklong business visit to the US, where they will meet with

  • PM takes time to meet, greet Cambodians living in the US

    After landing in the US ahead of the ASEAN-US Special Summit, Prime Minister Hun Sen was received by over 1,000 Cambodian-Americans including political analysts who welcomed him with greetings, fist bumps and selfies. Hun Sen also met with analyst Mak Hoeun, who had allegedly spoken ill

  • Khmer cinema classics back on big screen for free at WB Arena’s outdoor movies series

    On a recent Saturday evening at WB Arena, Bunsong was enjoying a tasty BBQ meal with his family after work on the long tables that had been arranged out in front of the restaurant as they watched a Khmer action movie on a big outdoor

  • PM heads to Washington for ASEAN-US special summit

    Regional and international issues and how to bring the ASEAN-US partnership to another level will be discussed at length as Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ministers arrive in Washington, DC, for a special summit on May 12-13. During the trip, Hun Sen and ASEAN

  • National Assembly refutes EU resolution

    The National Assembly (NA) has hit back at a European Parliament resolution condemning the political and human rights situation in Cambodia, calling it another display of the Parliament’s “double standards”. Key points of the resolution include a warning that the Parliament could exclude the