City Studies Stretching Riverside Walkway 4K to Monivong Bridge

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Map of proposed riverside walkway (Photo courtest of Municipality of PP)

PHNOM PENH, (Khmer Times) – The city government is studying a project that could extend the riverside park walkway four kilometers south, from Chaktomuk Theater to the Monivong bridge over the Bassac River.
Giving residents and tourists a green promenade, free of traffic and open to river views and breezes is the goal of Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Pa Socheatvong, who ordered the review.
City Hall’s website shows the two stages of the river walk project. 
The first stage would be a 950-meter walk extension of the current river walkway, from the Tourist Information Center to the Bridge to Koh Pich (Diamond Island.) The second stage would go 3,200 meters to Monivong Bridge. The walkway would be illuminated and lined with trees.  
During the first stage, City Hall may face opposition from hotels that have built down to the river bank — the Cambodiana, the Himawari, and the Imperial. City Hall maintains such constructions are illegal and that pedestrian right of ways will have to be negotiated.
Municipality spokesman Long Dimanche said it is not clear when construction will start.

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