Compensation: City Hall eyes impact of ‘Sky Bridge’

A study commissioned by the government looking at the impact of the new Techo Sky Bridge project in Phnom Penh has found that 30 families are in line for compensation, as is the neighbouring University of Technology and tycoon Othman Hassan, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Labour.

Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong met with experts and officials on Monday to study the impact of the planned overpass in Toul Kork district.

The group found that six houses will be demolished to make way for the bridge and another six will be affected by the construction of an underground walkway, while other homes may be flooded. 

City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said the meeting was held to “find solutions for the affected families”. Socheatvong recommended Ieng Aunny, Phnom Penh deputy governor, to lead the compensation program. Aunny could not be reached.

Sam Piseth, director of the city’s Public Works and Transport Department, said the authorities were “working to avoid any anger from [the families] and to begin construction well”.

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