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Evictees Begin to Leave Phnom Penh’s Crumbling ‘White Building’

More than 80 families living in the iconic White Building in central Phnom Penh have left after agreeing compensation deals with Japanese company Arakawa, which is set to develop the site. Families living in the run-down building have until July 6 to leave the premises after settling deals with Arakawa, which will spend some $80 million redeveloping the site. Most of the residents have agreed to sell after resisting pressure to relocate for years, but now only a few hold outs remain.