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New model city at Tbong Khmum stalls, awaiting infrastructure

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Impasse in Tbong Khmum over who starts building first
17 May 2018
A classic chicken or egg situation is developing in Tbong Khmum province where plans to build a model city in the middle of a teak forest have stalled.

Land speculators and developers say they are ready to start building, but won’t begin until the government gets cracking on basic infrastructure projects such as roads, power and water supplies.

The government, however, is looking to the private sector to start first – and wants developers themselves to lead-manage the infrastructure.

Veng Sikour, a developer with a 20-hectare project on plan, said it was important for the government to make the first move.

“The project can’t move forward as the people have not moved into this area since they are waiting for infrastructure development by the authorities,” he said.

“The important thing now is that the government should make the first move, because if the situation remains like this, people will not move into the new city. A private company wouldn’t dare to make the first move and throw in a big investment as they are afraid of failing.”

Tbong Khmum has been planned as a so-called role-model city for Cambodia, with a master plan drawn up by the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction.

It is planned in a spot intersecting Ponhea Kraek district, Dambae district and Suong district in Tbong Khmum province.

The blueprint sees detailed urban zoning, with certain areas designated for commercial, residential or administrative purposes. It will also boast proper water and sewage systems.
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Re: New model city at Tbong Khmum stalls, awaiting infrastructure

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The locals down the end of the street got tired of the constant street flooding, so as a group they raised the road by about half a metre with rubble and left over concrete, and also cleaned the drains for better runoff.

Perhaps they could be brought in to solve the issues.
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