Prime state land in Phnom Penh converted to private property

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Re: Prime state land in Phnom Penh converted to private property

Post by John Bingham » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:58 pm

As above, it's the area I've highlighted in orange. That really sucks, what are they going to do, build a fucking mall or something. Cunts. :evil:
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Re: Prime state land in Phnom Penh converted to private property

Post by epidemiks » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:30 pm

John Bingham wrote:As above, it's the area I've highlighted in orange. That really sucks, what are they going to do, build a fucking mall or something. Cunts. :evil:
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As a whole it's way bigger than the quoted areas. More likely he's been given two slices where the carparks are, at Sihanouk opp. Roku and the pencil carpark.
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Re: Prime state land in Phnom Penh converted to private property

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:45 pm

epidemiks wrote:It's the Krom Ngoy garden, between Pencil and Cambodiana. The southern end is the old royal stable? Nice park, massive old bodhi tree.
But that area isn't anywhere near 5000m2. Unless it includes the area south of the park (but even then it looks smaller). That's what's confusing, seems like several bits of land here and there. I wonder if they need royal approval for that. I guess HE gets what HE wants...
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Re: Prime state land in Phnom Penh converted to private property

Post by epidemiks » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:24 pm


Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
epidemiks wrote:It's the Krom Ngoy garden, between Pencil and Cambodiana. The southern end is the old royal stable? Nice park, massive old bodhi tree.
But that area isn't anywhere near 5000m2. Unless it includes the area south of the park (but even then it looks smaller). That's what's confusing, seems like several bits of land here and there. I wonder if they need royal approval for that. I guess HE gets what HE wants...
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Re: Prime state land in Phnom Penh converted to private property

Post by John Bingham » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:56 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:17 pm
Capital Public Spaces Near Naga Casino Transferred to Boeng Kak Tycoon

More than 8,000 square meters of central Phnom Penh land will be granted
It's hard to figure what part they mean, or if their estimation is just way off.

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Re: Prime state land in Phnom Penh converted to private property

Post by Khmer_Risotto » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:10 am

My best guess...

2300 square meters opposite Naga (police station and public toilets)

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5000 square meters opposite Cambodiana

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Re: Prime state land in Phnom Penh converted to private property

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:11 am

Could be a mix as indeed the southern part has a police station I think. Or maybe northern part of the park along with the southern part which includes the policy station. Either way, it's extremely bizarre to sell off land like that though, they must be running out of land to give to their friends as I don't see how selling any of these plots could be considered "of urgency for the state". Do the grandkids need a new toy or something? Either a sliver along Sihanouk, an old park, or a combination of both? What's the point/benefit to the state and citizens?

It's pretty sad how backward thinking the (older) ones in power still are when it comes to city planning and general urban development. My city back home is converting a huge street downtown to an urban forest with promenades, bicycle lanes and totally pedestrianized. Meanwhile, here they're turning every inch into some sort of lame concrete structure of little architectural interest with zero parking space or greenery.

Thankfully, local citizens are sort of cluing in. More and more private businesses have started going a bit "green", and seem to have realized that some trees/bushes and so on are sort of good for the soul. I see an increasing number of coffee shops, malls, small stores and so who are integrating gardens into their designs, and people are flocking to them for good reason. It's still woefully depressing though to see how the state is either totally blind to it all, or morally corrupt to the bone (or both?). Even in the 19th century people had better urban planning ideas...
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Re: Prime state land in Phnom Penh converted to private property

Post by John Bingham » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:54 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:11 am
Could be a mix as indeed the southern part has a police station I think.
There's a Police station on the corner and a Gendarmerie station next to it. Both are enclosed by Khmer_Risotto's first picture.
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