Save Boeung Kak Campaign

Source: saveboeungkak.wordpress.com

Boeung Kak Environs

The residents of Phnom Penh are becoming increasingly frustrated by the chaotic and largely unplanned construction in this ‘jewel’of an Asian city.

While welcoming sustainable and inspired development the latest and largest ‘development’ is the filling of Boeung Kok. The loss of this iconic open space is nothing short of tragic particularly in the light that the 133 hecatres of public property will be developed for private business gain (estimated at US$2 billion +).

The Lake may be lost but there is still time to support the thousands of families living around the lake who are negotiating for fair compensation (their case for possession is FAR stronger than the the Government’s Lease to Shukaku which is illegal on a number of counts).
With enough support the Government may be persuaded to retain 30, 40, 50 hectares as a public park for public use. With enough support from all the city’s residents, whether you are Khmer or foreign it may be possible to still change the future of Boeung Kak.
The Campaign was established by the Housing Rights Task Force, a coalition of NGOs working for housing rights in Phnom Penh. This blog is an independent effort to chronicle their efforts, and can be contacted via saveboeungkak@gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Save Boeung Kak Campaign

  1. […] Eerie – according to the iPhone map I was standing in the middle of the lake – which has been filled in so that it can be developed. Aforementioned campaign to save the lake. […]

  2. […] which reinforce existing power structures. (Example: Boeng Kok Lake still shows up on Google Map despite being filled in displacing 4,000 […]

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