Upcoming master plan to transform coastal city might bring about renewed hope
Life in Sihanoukville was good for Nguon Sitha, a long-time resident in Cambodia’s southern coastal town.
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In January 2018 local governor Yun Min warned that Chinese investments bring organised crime and instability to Sihanoukville, sending a three-page letter to the interior minister.
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Thirty one-year-old Heng Ly Chhe used to unemployed in Sihanoukville where she grew up. She was uninterested in the menial jobs that were available in the town until she heard about a vacancy at Hongdou International Garment Co Ltd.
Some say coastal province Sihanoukville is like China’s Shenzhen about 20 to 30 years ago. It has many advantages including a seaport and airport, characteristics similar to Shenzhen.