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CNA : ASIA’S FUTURE CITIES - Phnom Penh's development offers uncertain future for the urban poor

“Phnom Penh already has 215 urban poor communities but hardly any affordable homes. So these people have to live near open sewage canals and lakes, like Boeung Tompun, which is now being developed for a high-end project,” said Sia Phearum from the Housing Rights Task Force (HRTF), a leading NGO that fights to end forced eviction in the capital.

“More and more people are coming from rural areas. But the government is only focusing on the rich and upper-middle class.”

 

Source : Channel News Asia on March 04, 2017

 

 

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