The growing Phnom Penh skyline
North Bali Airport update, Provincial Thailand urban rail projects, and test flights take place at Laos' Bokeo International Airport.
Happy new year and greetings from Phnom Penh! This is my first time here in 4 years, and there are many new additions to the city skyline. It was already evident 4 years ago that there was a construction boom happening, but if you haven’t been here for a decade or more you will be surprised at how much has changed.
This week’s article is a roundup of construction projects underway in Phnom Penh, and I’ve also updated the main Future Phnom Penh post.
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This is the master list of construction projects - planned, under construction, stalled, and cancelled. I’m still updating it, but I have made a dent in new listings since I last updated it.
“As the first leg of an envisioned Chinese-built network connecting Kunming, Yangon, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, and Singapore, the China-Laos rail moves a Chinese-led Southeast Asian order one step closer to reality.”
“Thirteen 90-year-old dilapidated flats located in Phsar Chhnang village, Phsar Chhnang commune, Kampong Chhnang city, will be demolished this week after all the owners decided to move out at the provincial authorities request.”
“Koh Kong Provincial Administration is examining a request from Anko Ahran Niharan company to invest on 6,145 hectares of land inside Botum Sakor National Park.”
[Updated: North Bali International Airport]
[Updated: New Capital City of Indonesia]
[Updated: Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway]
[Updated: Forest City Malaysia]
[Updated: Bangkok–Nong Khai high-speed railway]
“The Transport Ministry is seeking the government's approval to carry out Suvarnabhumi airport's East Expansion project, which will increase the passenger handling capacity of Thailand's main aviation gateway.”
“A total of 81.5 kilometres of rail infrastructure projects in six provinces are expected to get off the ground within the next few years, including light rail development in Khon Kaen, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Hat Yai and Phitsanulok.”
[Updated: Long Thanh International Airport]