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Urban Voice and PPIT hosted Essay Contest 2014 PPIT

Urban Voice in collaboration with PPIT (Phnom Penh Institute of Technology) have hosted the Essay Contest 2014, with the topic: “A City Free Of Flying Rubbish”. On Oct 20th 2014, six winners amongst approximately 50 submissions were offered awards, after being selected by a five-member committee, made up of representatives from  Urban Voice Cambodia, PPIT, CJCC (Cambodian Japan Corporation Center), CINTRI and NCCA (National Committee for Clean City Assessment, under the Ministry of Tourism).
Urban Voice Cambodia has been collaborating on this essay contest with PPIT since 2013.…

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Urban Poor Voice on World Habitat Day IMG_7073

On October 6th, more than 1,500 people from all over the country—including NGO workers and monks—gathered at the Dey Kroham eviction site near the White Building to celebrate World Habitat Day.
The march started at 7:30am and all participants walked to the National Assembly building to submit a petition demanding the government to address land issues. Afterwards, the demonstration moved on to Wat Botum where they submitted another petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet.
There are many urban poor communities in Phnom Penh, thousands of families have been forcibly evicted from…

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ប្រធានបទ៖ ទ្រព្យសម្បត្តិសាធារណៈរបស់រដ្ឋ និងការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍
វាគ្មិន៖ លោក អ៊ី សារ៉ុម
បើយើងនិយាយអំពីទ្រព្យសម្បត្តិសាធារណៈរបស់រដ្ឋ គឺថាមានច្រើននៅរាជធានីភ្នំពេញ…

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Phnom Penh Should Revise Urban Facilities for Disabled People road sign

Phnom Penh is a city for every Cambodian citizen regardless age, sex, race, social level, or disability. An ideal city should be equipped with facilities and opportunities that are accessible to everyone.
According to the 2004 Census of the National Institute of Statistics, nearly five percent of the country’s population is disabled. That means there are around 700,000 disabled people in the country. This figure clearly illustrates that people living with disabilities are a very significant group that should be taken care of.
In 2009, the Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights…

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Residents of Phnom Penh need Green Park for Exercising and Relaxing 10348292_718867761535908_8214080469691561118_n

Phnom Penh residents like to exercise a long public space and Green Park in the City. If you travel in the early morning or evening along some streets where there is a Green Park such along river side, Khdann Pi Green Park, a Green Park near by 7 Makara Sky Bridge, a Green Park near by Steoung Meanchey Sky Bridge, and some public spaces nearby Russia hospital you will see a group of people mostly start from middle ages to old ages are gathering for dancing for exercise with a happiness face.
Exercise by dancing in public Green Park become popular made the use of public Green Park is more needed. We found that…

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Phnom Penh Flooded After Heavy Rain flooding-phnom-penh-2

On September 28, 2014, there was heavy rain from 5:00am to 10:00am, which flooded most of Phnom Penh. Some streets, such Kampuchea Krom Blvd., Oknha Tep Phan Blvd, Miada Street were completely inaccessible to traffic. People’s houses in areas such as Central Market, Depo Market, Khandal Market, Mao Tse Toung Blvd, Klang Romsav Market, and Wat-Phnom and in front of the Royal Palace were also damaged by flooding.
The flooding was widely reported on social media outlets such as Facebook. People in the city have been posting and sharing images and videos of the flooding where they live and have…

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7Th Task Force Meeting and Site Visit: Sangkat Tumnup Tek Area 20140919_socheat_media_7th-taskforce-poster_vs5

Previously, Urban Voice has conducted task force meetings and field visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the Killing Fields, the National Museum, the Prek Takoung community, and Railway communities 104 and 105.
This October, Urban Voice will conduct the 7th task force meeting and visit some areas in Sangkat Tumnup Tek in Khan Chamkamorn. Sangkat Tumnup Tek is located in Khan Chamkamorn. It is a flat area, which is easily flooded during the rainy season. Street conditions in the area are adequate but there is a lot of garbage along the side streets because residents do not store their rubbish…

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