Agro-industrial production

Economic land concessions and plantations

Workers of Vietnamese-owned Hoang Anh Gia Lai still suffer years after plantation closes

For nearly three years, about 300 local workers, 50% of them women, worked in a Vietnamese banana plantation belonging to Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Co (HAGL), covering 245 hectares in Talao commune, Andong Meas district in Ratanakiri province. ...

Him Khortieth
https://cambojanews.com/workers-of-vietnamese-owned-hoang-anh-gia-lai-still-suffer-years-after-plantation-closes/

Thai court fixes May 9 hearing for Oddar Meanchey villagers versus global sugar producer case

Three villagers from Cambodia traveled to Thailand to file documents against one of the world’s largest sugar manufacturers, Thai-owned Mitr Phol Sugar Co Ltd, at a Thai court on Wednesday. ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/thai-court-fixes-may-9-hearing-for-oddar-meanchey-villagers-versus-global-sugar-producer-case/

Tycoon’s son receives 6,234 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park

A company linked to the son of tycoon Ly Yong Phat received a 6,234 hectare concession inside Botum Sakor National Park, according to a January sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published on Wednesday. ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/tycoons-son-receives-6234-hectares-in-botum-sakor-national-park/

Five representatives of citizens detained by Battambang Provincial Court for violating private land economic concessions

Five out of six people’s representatives were remanded in custody on Friday, June 23, in connection with a case of encroachment on state-owned private land leased to the Rath Sambath Company in Ota Teak village, Ta Tok commune, Samlot district, Battambang province. ...

Sok Savy
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/five-representatives-of-people-were-detained-by-the-battambang-provincial-court-violated-to-abuse-the-private-companys-land/

Minister of Agriculture chaired a meeting to review the implementation process of ELC investment projects

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Dith Tina, chaired a meeting to review the implementation of economic land concession investment projects at the ministry on March 16 to provide additional guidance to participate in solving economic land concessions effectively and benefit the national ...

Phnom Penh Post Staff
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2023-03-17-0245-248103.html

Tina calls for land concession database

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina recommended that the Technical Secretariat on Economic Land Concessions maintain a database of the companies which received economic land concessions. Regular inter-ministerial meetings should be held to deliver updates on the progress of each of the companies.​ ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tina-calls-land-concession-database

Ministry mulls museum to celebrate rubber legacy

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to establish a museum in Tbong Khmum province to promote the history of rubber cultivation and the industry in Cambodia. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-mulls-museum-celebrate-rubber-legacy

Conflict-ridden land concession moved to new forest area

A decade-old rubber plantation project beset with disputes with local residents has had its 9,000 hectares relocated to an intact forest in Stung Treng. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/conflict-ridden-land-concession-moved-to-new-forest-area/

Conflict-ridden land concession moved to new forest area

A decade-old rubber plantation project beset with disputes with local residents has had its 9,000 hectares relocated to an intact forest in Stung Treng. A sub-decree signed by the Council of Ministers in March said 9,787 hectares would be provided to Horizon Agriculture Development as “compensation” ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/conflict-ridden-land-concession-moved-to-new-forest-area/

Government approves new economic land concession despite moratorium, conflict ensues

The government awarded a new Economic Land Concession (ELC) in March 2022 for the first time in nearly a decade and despite an existing moratorium on ELCs, government documents show. ...

Jack Brook and Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/government-approves-new-economic-land-concession-despite-moratorium-conflict-ensues/

Ratanakiri community says revoked concession still operates

Indigenous Jarai and Tompoun communities in Ratanakiri are urging authorities to return nearly 1,000 hectares of land from a rubber plantation that they say continues to operate on a revoked part of a concession. ...

Phon Sotthyroth and Phin Rathana
https://vodenglish.news/ratanakiri-community-says-revoked-concession-still-operates/

Court returns disputed land to firm in Preah Vihear

A joint force, acting on the Preah Vihear Provincial Court order, on May 13 confiscated 23.4ha of state land from an individual and returned it to Mekong Rubber Plantation Co Ltd after he was judged to have illegally occupied the land – which had been ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-returns-disputed-land-firm-preah-vihear

MAFF being short changed by ELC holders, revenue loss significant

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has claimed that it is revising the economic land concession (ELC) laws to ensure that the land is being used properly to benefit the country’s economy. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771557/maff-being-short-changed-by-elc-holders-revenue-loss-significant/

Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Family Given Preah Sihanouk State Land for Tourism Development

The Cambodian government has granted a 600-hectare concession to the family of notorious tycoon Ly Yong Phat, whose sugarcane concessions have been at the center of human rights violations. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/senator-ly-yong-phat-family-given-preah-sihanouk-state-land-for-tourism-development/5613723.html

CSOs urge ministry to release the full EIA

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have requested that the Ministry of Environment to publicly release the full details of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to ensure accountability and transparency of environmental governance in Cambodia. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769046/csos-urge-ministry-to-release-the-full-eia/

Koh Kong police break up protest, arrest four

Koh Kong police dispersed a protest in front of the provincial hall around 2am on Tuesday, removing tents and arresting four protestors. The protesters set up tents in front of the provincial hall on Monday in an effort to accelerate a solution. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-police-break-protest-arrest-four

Bulldozers seized from five VN loggers in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial authorities have seized several bulldozers from five Vietnamese nationals who were set to clear forest land near the Nam Lea Wildlife Sanctuary in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune on Tuesday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bulldozers-seized-five-vn-loggers-mondulkiri

ANZ compensates Cambodian families forcibly evicted to make way for sugar plantation

ANZ has agreed to compensate hundreds of Cambodian families who were forcibly evicted from their land to make way for a controversial sugar plantation and refinery. ...

Erin Handley
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-27/anz-compensates-cambodian-families-forcibly-evicted-sugar-plant/12006382

Kratie resolves Memot Rubber Plantation land dispute in Snuol

Kratie provincial authorities have resolved a land dispute between more than 1,800 families and the Memot Rubber Plantation Company in Snuol district’s Pi Thnou commune. Khan Chamnan, provincial deputy governor, yesterday said that each family will receive two hectares of Social Land Concessions.  ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664714/kratie-resolves-memot-rubber-plantation-land-dispute-in-snuol/

Koh Kong villagers seek land dispute resolution from interior ministry

The protesters, from Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel districts, gathered in front of the Interior Ministry to submit a petition seeking invention from Interior Minister Sar Kheng, before moving on to demonstrate in front of the Land Management Ministry, where they had protested ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/koh-kong-villagers-seek-land-dispute-resolution-from-interior-ministry/

Royalties concern forest activists

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in the first three quarters of this year, Cambodia earned $5.7 million in royalties from forest produce – an increase of nearly $2 million compared to the same period last year when it earned $4 million. The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royalties-concern-forest-activists

Official briefs court on ELCs over logging

A senior Agriculture Ministry official on Tuesday appeared at Mondulkiri Provincial Court to clarify how companies, including a Vietnamese firm under investigation over illegal logging, are granted Economic Land Concessions. Mam Vanda, provincial court spokesman, yesterday said that Chan Savuth, a ministry secretary of state, provided ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642910/official-briefs-court-on-elcs-over-logging/

Savuth summoned over M’kiri ELCs

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has summoned Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries secretary of state Chan Savuth to appear on September 12 for questioning over his alleged granting of economic land concessions (ELCs). ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/savuth-summoned-over-mondulkiri-elcs

Contact us

Contact us

Do you have questions on the content published by Open Development Cambodia (ODC)? We will gladly help you.

Have you found a technical problem or issue on the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website?

Tell us how we're doing.

Do you have resources that could help expand the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website? We will review any map data, laws, articles, and documents that we do not yet have and see if we can implement them into our site. Please make sure the resources are in the public domain or fall under a Creative Commons license.

File was deleted
ERROR!

Disclaimer: Open Development Cambodia (ODC) will thoroughly review all submitted resources for integrity and relevancy before the resources are hosted. All hosted resources will be in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons. We thank you for your support.

LVpGd
* The idea box couldn't be blank! Something's gone wrong, Please Resubmit the form! Please add the code correctly​ first.

Thank you for taking the time to get in contact!