Sihanoukville’s half-built high-rises wait for the Chinese to return

A construction site in Village 1 Commune3, Sihanoukville province, has been left unfinished for nearly two years since many Chinese left town due to COVID-19. Picture taken October 26, 2021. CamboJA/ Sorn Sarath

“At the beginning, we could pay back the loan easily, but since the Chinese left, I can’t make money and now I have requested to pay only the interest,” she said.