NagaWorld to complete new building in 2015

NagaWorld to complete new building in 2015

121129_02

The design of the NagaWorld 2 project. Photograph: Phnom Penh Post

NagaWorld says it plans to complete its huge multi-purpose building on National Assembly Street, 200 metres from the original NagaWorld in 2015, after the groundbreaking in early November.

Based on a press release NagaWorld posted on its website, NagaWorld 2 will cover 111,000 square metres, and include two five-star hotels, world-standard gambling, a theatre for international performances that can accommodate 3,000 people, a department store, and a cafeteria, as well as swimming pool on the rooftop.

The first hotel has 24 storeys with 1,000 rooms and the pool on the rooftop, while the second hotel will have 50 luxury rooms.

The company did not disclose the amount of the investment, and repeated attempts to contact the general directors of NagaWorld in Cambodia and in Asia went unanswered.

Po Eav Kong, marketing director of Asia Real Estate Co, said that the NagaWorld 2 development project is good while Cambodia’s economy is growing and the demand for such entertainment is also on the rise.

However, the success or failure of the project must be viewed through the lens of prevailing economic conditions, and Cambodia is not yet a hub of international entertainment like many other countries.

He said, “The investment in an entertainment center for people is good at the moment, but we have to look at their vision, whether it is for a gambling hub or an entertainment center for people during the weekends.”

Sung Bonna, the general director of Bonna Realty Group and the president of the Cambodian Valuers’ Association, expressed less optimism, saying that until the announcement, he had not known much about the NagaWorld 2 project.

He said, “The NagaWorld 2 project is good, and I think this investment is high for Cambodia at present, but I dare not come to a conclusion for the future.”

However, he said “It is a big project, similar to Vattanac Tower, so we have to wait for the success of Vattanac Tower first.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Siv Meng at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said

  • Protests planned in New York as Hun Sen to attend the UN

    Prime Minister Hun Sen will speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. But US-based supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) plan to throw eggs at his car as part of a series of protests to coincide

  • CPP: ‘Behave or Sokha suffers’

    The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman warned Kem Monovithya on Thursday that her attempt to damage “national reputation and prestige” would lead to her father, Kem Sokha, receiving even harsher punishment. Sok Eysan issued the warning as Monovithya, who is the court dissolved

  • Preah Sihanouk beach developments halted

    After receiving an order from Hun Sen, Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara led a team of experts and relevant officials to Sihanoukville to call a halt to the illegal development of a beach. The prime minister ordered the Prek Treng beach in Otres commune