Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Minister Chea Sophara today ordered officials to immediately halt a construction project that does not arrange two engineers on the site.
Speaking at the dissemination workshop on law of construction to all professionals in the construction sector, Mr Sophara said all construction projects across the country must ensure that there are at least two site engineers presenting when a construction is operating.
By doing so, he said construction workers will be ensured of safety and hospitality.
“The ministry will send inspection officials to monitor all construction sites that are in operation to make sure that they have site engineers on the ground,” he said.
“If our officials find out that construction owners did not follow the law, the ministry will stop their construction and punish the owners based on law.”
Mr Sophara added that all main construction sites must obtain construction permit and comply with the law as well as technical standards set by the ministry to ensure the construction’s safety and quality.
The workshop this morning was designed to gather all potential professionals in the sector who contribute significantly to socio-economic and national development.
According to Mr Sophara, the law of construction which has been recently adopted aims to contribute to the realization of investors’ confidence in the real estate sector which means all can sell and transfer their immovable property without worries.
This contribution is also considered a significant factor to socio-economic development and to the supplementary income for the national budget as well as the additional income for the people.