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China’s latest Phnom Penh airport deal casts doubt on Vinci’s role in Cambodian aviation

Cambodia Airport Investment has chosen the Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) to design and build the airfield for its $1.5bn international airport in Kandal province to the south of the capital, Phnom Penh.

Cambodia mulls railway to Vietnam

The government of Cambodia has begun a feasibility study into a rail link from Phnom Penh to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), according to reports in The Phnom Penh Post.

Furious response as US blacklists Chinese developer over Cambodian ‘human rights violation’

The US blacklisted a Chinese developer yesterday, claiming that it was building a Cambodian port, airport and resort complex on land seized from local people, and could be used as a military base.

Cambodian government delays all construction projects to fund coronavirus fight

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen has said that all government construction projects will be put on hold to free up funds to fight a possible coronavirus outbreak.

Asian countries playing down Covid-19 to appease China, says Fitch

Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Pakistan may be under-reporting cases of Covid-19 to avoid antagonising China, on whom they rely for major investments in infrastructure, the analyst Fitch Solutions said in a research note yesterday.

Vinci to build plant in Cambodia to treat Mekong River water

France’s Vinci Construction Grands Projets signed a contract with the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority on 14 November to design and build the Bakheng water treatment plant in the northern outskirts of the Cambodian capital.