Illegal construction projects under fire after building collapse

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Interior Minister Sar Kheng. KT/ Siv Channa

Days after Prime Minister Hun Sen created a committee tasked with inspecting construction permits in Preah Sihanouk province, Interior Minister Sar Kheng today reported that it has already found five projects operating without proper permits.

On Sunday, the government issued a directive for the creation of the Committee for the Inspection of the Quality of Buildings in Preah Sihanouk Province following the collapse of a seven-storey building that killed 28 workers.

The committee is tasked with reviewing technical aspects, standards, and safety of construction buildings. It has the authority to draft and file a report to the land Management Ministry.

Speaking to reporters after an anti-drug event in Phnom Penh, Mr Kheng today said he ordered his ministry’s general administration department to review all construction buildings across the Kingdom, with Preah Sihanouk province as its priority.

He noted that in the case of Preah Sihanouk, the Land Management Ministry has discovered multiple construction projects being carried out without proper permits.

Full story in Thursday’s paper


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