Kep Chuktema

Kep Chuktema
កែប ជុតិមា
17th Governor of Phnom Penh
In office
February 2003 - 14 April 2013
Preceded byChea Sophara
Succeeded byPa Socheatvong
Governor of Takeo
In office
Governor of Ratanakiri
In office
Member of Parliament
for Phnom Penh
Assumed office
23 September 2013
Personal details
Born (1951-02-07) 7 February 1951 (age 66)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Political partyCambodian People's Party


Kep Chuktema (Khmer: កែប ជុតិមា) may be the previous governor and mayor from the Municipality of Phnom Penh.


Under Kep Chuktema's tenure, about 100,000 Phnom Penh citizens have already been displaced to relocation sites around Phnom Penh where usage of employment, education health care and clean drinking water is often small. The municipality within the last ten years provides failed to deal with the rate of which the population keeps growing. The town today faces even more gridlock using the rise of inhabitants development at 7.5% every year.In March, Leading Minister Hun Sen portrayed concern for the failing state of Phnom Penh’s infrastructure throughout a ending up in the visiting mayor of Paris. He stated the city's enlargement had resulted in electricity shortages, visitors jams, trash complications and an insufficient water supply program.Chuktema is most beneficial remembered for the widely unpopular completing of Boeung Kak lake as well as the violent property evictions there with the Borei Keila community, whose landless citizens continue steadily to protest regularly in Phnom Penh.