NagaCorp’s NagaWorld was ordered by Cambodia’s Minister of Land Management to stop construction on an awning that encroaches on a public sidewalk as the government seeks to make an example of companies ignoring building regulations, local media reports.
The awning at the casino allegedly extends three meters onto a public sidewalk, the reports said.
“NagaWorld casino’s construction dared to build on a public road. Destroy it in order to avoid this case happening in the future,” Minister Chea Sophara was cited as saying.
Ministry spokesman Seng Lot said ministry officials and Phnom Penh City Hall discussed the awning’s destruction with NagaWorld yesterday, ordering the casino to stop all construction which violates public roads or the company would run the risk of further legal action.