The Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh is perhaps not the first place one thinks of when it comes to the world’s biggest airports. But a plan to build just such a facility in the small Southeast Asian nation, reported in mid-January, is the latest in a series of extravagant and, according to many critics, dubious projects. They have been sprouting under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the strongman who recently marked 33 years in power.
In Cambodia’s construction frenzy, size does matter
Extravagant and questionable projects risk overwhelming Phnom Penh