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7Th Task Force Meeting and Site Visit: Sangkat Tumnup Tek Area 7th-taskforce-poster_vs4

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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4th Urban Voice Radio Talk Show 20140915_socheat_media_4th-radio-talk-show_vs2

Urban Voice is hosting a live radio talk show on the 17th September 2014 on Sarika FM, 106.5 MHZ from 9:05 am to 9:55 am, on the topic of “Public State Property and Development”.
Guest speakers Mr Ee Sarom, Acting Executive Director of Sahmakum Teang Tnaut, and Mr Sia Phearum, Secretary Director of Housing Rights Task Force, will talk about urban public state property, development and its impacts. We would like to invite you to call in and ask questions or share your point of views on the topic above.…

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How to Deal with Traffic Jams in Phnom Penh Traffic jam in PP

Almost every working day, traffic jams congest every major intersection in Phnom Penh city during rush hour (7am—9am and 4pm—7pm). Some intersections have traffic jams throughout the entire day.
Street widening and construction of flyover bridges are the current solutions to tackling the congestion issue in Phnom Penh. However, these are still short-term solutions. Obviously this problem will not be fixed quickly. Even though there is some work being done, it is not enough to accommodate all the constant stream of new vehicles that contribute to Phnom Penh traffic every day.
Traffic…

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Short Review: Phnom Penh Development after Independence Day (1950s-1960s) Phnom Penh

Cambodia gained independence from the French in 1953. After winning their independence, one of the major priorities was to develop Phnom Penh City.  Many Cambodian architects who had studied abroad came home to build the capital city with the support of King Norodom Sihanouk.
It is remarkable that Chaktomuk is the confluent point of four rivers.  This special feature caused the city to be built here after Oudong City to provide protection for the city dams, which were erected to prevent floods.
The regeneration of Phnom Penh took into account infrastructure such as the sewage and utility…

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សំលេងទីក្រុងដែលជជែកអំពីការអភិវឌ្ឍទីក្រុងនិងបញ្ហាដែលប៉ៈពាលដល់សហគមន៍…

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Flooding in Streets Causes Terrible Traffic Jams in Phnom Penh flooding & Traffic Jam  in Miada street

On September 4th, 2014, from about 4:30pm to 7:00pm, there was heavy rain in Phnom Penh. Most of the streets were flooded and caused traffic jams for hours. Midia and Kampuchea Krom were the most severely flooded streets in the city.
Many residents of Phnom Penh shared flood photos and videos on their Facebook pages. Given is there is no opportunity for residents to share their experiences on the radio or TV, Phnom Penh residents took to social media.
Urban Voice is a platform where you can share news of flooding in your area by sending an SMS to 097 264 0056, or email: urbanvoicecambodia@gmail.com…

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The 6th Task Force Meeting and Youth Engagement for City Development IMG_4727

On August 31, 2014, the Urban Voice Team conducted a full day task force meeting, which included a field visit to poor communities (community 104 and 105) with 27 participants.
The purpose of this task force meeting is to engage youths (especially university students) by getting them involved with the Urban Voice Project, submit reports, and learn about the real living situations of poor in communities. This gives them a clear picture of what Urban Voice is all about and teaches them how to submit reports on urban issues and urban development to the Urban Voice website. This way they have a better…

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