Monday, February 4, 2008

Growing capital and economy - not all beer and skittles

The last five years Cambodia's economy has been expanding at around 10 percent each year according to Reuters. A lot of new buildings are planned in the capital. This boom is not to the best for all of Phnom Penhs inhabitants. Many people are forced from their homes. One area where people are facing eviction any day is the budget hostel- (and backpacker-) crowded area around the lake Boeung Kak. The lake is to be drained and filled in. There are also problems in the city with leaking sewers, floods and power blackouts. Problems that get worse under the weight of the expansion.

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