Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday temporarily halted construction on a 27-floor condominium project in Chamkar Mon district’s Boeung Keng Kang 1 commune over neighbourhood disturbances.
The temporary building ban at Picasso City Garden, which is owned by a Chinese property businessman, came about because of noisy disturbances to people living nearby.
After the ban, court officers, in collaboration with local police, went to the construction site yesterday morning and halted further activity.
Municipal court judge Bun Thy said the court temporarily prohibited Picasso City Garden from building its condos because the construction company had violated laws.
“Picasso City Garden has violated the construction law of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction by drilling the bases of stone pillars and ground walls, and disturbing neighbours with loud voices, heavy shaking and smoking,” he said.
“The company has also not adhered to work times, worked into the night and worked on both Saturday and Sunday.”
He added the court’s decision was made in accordance with a complaint from Lim Kosal, a lawyer and representative of Tany Sunchy, 50, a Japanese property businessman and owner of J-City condominiums, which are located near the Picasso City Garden construction site.
Mr Kosal said that in August, the construction of Picasso City Garden disturbed his clients’ guests.
He added that due to the disturbances, nine guests staying at J-City terminated their contracts and stopped renting the rooms.
Neither the owner nor the representative of Picasso City Garden could be reached for comment yesterday.