Ministry of Justice Takes a Further Eight Hectares of Boeung Tamok

Continuing the trend of filling in Phnom Penh’s lakes, the Ministry of Justice is reclaiming eight hectares of Boeung Tamok to construct a storage facility for documents.

The government has cut another eight hectares from Boeung Tamok, handing the land to the Ministry of Justice to construct another building for storing documents, according to a sub-decree issued by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sept. 25, 2020.

Chin Malin, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice, said on Oct. 5 that the Ministry of Justice confirmed the ministry would receive the land, but could not specify the exact nature of its purpose.

He added that the Ministry of Justice won’t be relocated. Currently, the Ministry of Justice is located in front of the Royal Palace on Samdech Sothearos Boulevard, Daun Penh District, Phnom Penh.

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