Cambodian officials deny rumours of iconic National Stadium's demolition

The iconic stadium won't make way for new buildings after the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia's site planner denied reports
Cambodia's Olympic National Stadium, recognised as a Phnom Penh icon, appear set to remain side-by-side with the city's rapid development despite rumours to the contrary.

An official source from Canadia Bank’s Overseas Cambodian Investment Corporation (OCIC) denied the rumours of its despite which arose from the construction plan of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC),

"It would not cause any damage to Cambodian sporting heritage," said Meng Chamroeun, site engineer for OCIC’s proposed constructions around the National Sports Complex told the Phnom Penh Post. "We are currently performing maintenance work on the drainage system of the north side of the National Sports Complex.

"We will also build the new 10-story National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) headquarters on the periphery of the complex."

Previously, a campaign entitled Future of the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, claimed that OCIC intended to demolish the stadium to make way for new buildings.

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