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

Publication date 18 May 2018 | 10:10 | ICT

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.



  • Construction booms but salaries fall behind

    Publication date 10 May 2018 | 11:37 | ICT

    The government says wages for unskilled construction workers are rising in line with the building boom, but ask any labourer and you’ll hear otherwise

  • Dhaka to see six new luxury hotels

    Publication date 10 May 2018 | 17:20 | ICT

    DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) Dhaka is set to welcome half a dozen international hotel chains over the next couple of years, brought about by the growing influx of business travellers to Bangladesh.

  • Who’s Who: Engineering’s Dr Health and Safety

    Publication date 04 May 2018 | 19:07 | ICT

    As a youngster, Yang Thearith dreamed of being a doctor, but a change of direction saw him become an engineer with a focus on the health and safety of his projects

  • A place in the country . . . holiday homes are emerging as the new untapped market in the Cambodian property sector. Supplied

    Developers are eyeing potential of holiday home market

    Publication date 04 May 2018 | 15:28 | ICT

    It is early days, but with growing disposable income and increased leisure time, Cambodians are learning to relax more. Are they ready for a vacation home?

  • Pengte Saoborina: ‘HR agencies are seeing strong demand for skilled workers.’

    As property booms, so does demand for qualified workers

    Publication date 04 May 2018 | 15:08 | ICT

    While construction cranes hover over Phnom Penh’s skyline, recruitment and employment agencies are swooping on qualified candidates to fill a myriad of positions that go along with the current property boom.

  • Officials inspect a model of The Palm, Oxley-Worldbridge’s third eye-catching development in Cambodia, during the official launch of the project.

    The Palm launches with a focus on the environment

    Publication date 04 May 2018 | 14:56 | ICT

    The Palm, billed as the first project in Cambodia to focus fully on the environment, was officially launched on May 2, becoming developer Oxley-Worldbridge’s third major Phnom Penh Development.

  • Rayson: ‘There are multiple reasons Chinese investors are drawn to Cambodia.’ Photo supplied

    China giant R&F pushing ‘Belt and Road’ initiative in Cambodia

    Publication date 04 May 2018 | 09:18 | ICT

    ONE of the 10 biggest real estate investment companies in China, R&F Properties, is investing in a huge Cambodia project named R&F City, perched on a 7-hectare stretch of land along Samdech Decho Hun Sen Boulevard.

  • Another new condo rises from the street in Tuol Tompong, where rentals are slowly coming down. HIN PISIE

    Condos going up, but rentals coming down in Tuol Tompong

    Publication date 04 May 2018 | 09:14 | ICT

    WITH a property boom continuing unchecked in Tuol Tompong and Phsar Daeum Thkov, real estate agents, renters and buyers are noticing a cooling of prices as owners and investors seek to profit before the market becomes even more saturated.

  • A view of a pier used by private boats on Phnom Penh’s riverfront.

    Developer has big plans for prime riverfront land

    Publication date 27 April 2018 | 06:57 | ICT

    A prominent Chinese developer has designs on the capital’s riverside, where it hopes to build a strip of luxury condominiums and office towers on land currently occupied by the capital’s state-run river port.

  • A passenger train arrives at Serey Sophorn station during the recent Khmer New Year holiday. Photo supplied

    Poipet real estate market full steam ahead

    Publication date 27 April 2018 | 07:00 | ICT

    The reopening of a 48-kilometre rail line between Poipet and Serey Sophorn in Banteay Meanchey province this month was a milestone in the long-delayed plan to restore passenger and commercial train service along the Northern Line th