Local conglomerate Sokimex Group plans to construct a 15-story hotel as well as a supermarket and high-end shops on a more than 15,000-square-meter plot of land behind Phnom Penhís Wat Ounalom, the firmís founder, Sok Kong, said Thursday. Mr. Kong said his company had applied for a loan of $40 million through a bank based in China to begin the project, but the bank suspended Sokimexís request because of the current political situation in Cambodia following last monthís election. A representative from Unesco in Cambodia on Thursday said a building of such height should not be allowed so
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