Sihanoukville: The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction will deploy technical officers to all Sihanoukville areas in effort to organize permit approvals and inspections processes.
Chea Sophara, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction said yesterday that before projects begin construction master plans must be submitted and approved by the government officials.
“What must we do to have good management of a building? Before construction begins, the study plan must be completed and the basic layout of the water and electricity system must be completed and submitted,” he said.
The company must be registered with the Ministry of Land Management for the construction to comply with the technical requirements.
Additionally, the construction must be supervised by an inspection company from start to finish, added Chea. “All construction must have engineers, architects on site, on the ground.”
The team of government inspectors will also expedite the approval process of project permits, according to the ministry.
“Developer must obtain a construction permit of the firm who is involved in the constrution,” said Chea. “If the company is not registered with the Ministry of Land, it cannot start building. And without a site engineer on site, it will be forbidden to start construction.”
Province Governor Kouch Chamroeun said the inspectors have visited 288 construction projects so far. There are 115 projects yet to be reported to the government and around 300 construction sites have submitted permit approval applications to the Technical Working Group of Sihanoukville Provincial Supervisory Committee for review.
The construction sector is booming in Sihanoukville. Over 1,000 projects have been developed between 2007 and July 2019.