Birds-eye view of White Building, July 14, 2017. Photo: RFA/Vuthy Tha

Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building set for demolition

Just days before its planned demolition by the government on July 17, 2017, almost ninety-nine percent of the 493 families had left Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building after they agreed to sell their dilapidated apartments at a price of $1,400 dollars per square meter—a controversial level of compensation set by Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara.

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