The Boeung Kak Development Project was officially opened its construction site on July 11, 2011 during a ceremony chaired by H.E Governor KEP Chuk Tema, the high representative of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padie Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia after a religious ceremony (Krong Pili) held in the afternoon of July 08, 2011.
Based on Lok Okhna LAV Van, Sukaku Inc.’s representative, previously, Boeung Kak was a natural lake with total size of 133 ha both lake and surrounding area; among that size, 104 ha covered 10 villages, 303 groups situated in Sangkat Boeung Kak 1, Boeung Kak 2 of Khan Toul Kork and Sangkat Srah Chak of Khan Daun Penh. With the cooperation and approval from the Royal Government, the company had planned to turn this area into Boeung Kak satellite city based on its master plan approved by the Council for Development of Cambodia and the Capital Hall; this satellite city would be a business center, department store, conference halls, amusement parks, clubs, hotels, universities, hospitals, housing complex, resorts and other infrastructures. In the name of the company, he would like to convey his deepest gratitude to the Royal Government of Cambodia, especially to the lake residents who collaborate and volunteer to move from this area which expressed an understanding manner and helped to facilitate in the working process until it would be announced its commencement as of today in the purpose to push the economic development and uplift the Capital’s image as a Pearl City in Asia.
During that occasion H.E Governor had indicated that Phnom Penh was basin and lower than sea level caused by many lakes and the Capital was surely created by reclaiming many lakes such as Boeung Techo (today’s Central Market), Boeung Raing, Boeung Keng Kang, Ou Russey and other lakes. Some challenges is inevitable for the development of such reclaimed land; in the name of the local authority, we had facilitated and solved those issues according to the principle of the Royal Government in order to accomplished good results.
HE Governor had additionally mentioned that the development of Boeung Kak would also help to facilitate the progress of the traffic because this was a lake that was inaccessible from the western to the eastern and from the southern to the northern part of Phnom Penh. The development project of Sukaku Inc. would become a modern and harmonized satellite city, later, the H.E Governor officially announced the construction by started machinery operation.