Public land lease

Concessions

Gov’t denies CCIM land concessions report

A government official has denied information recently released by the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM) about the impact of investment in land concessions in several provinces.​He considered the information to be dated and the problem already solved, but welcomed the investigation of complaints, if ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-denies-ccim-land-concessions-report

Kampong Chhnang governor denies Vietnamese land rumours

Kampong Chhnang provincial Governor Chhour Chandoeun yesterday dismissed rumours that the government is giving land concessions to Vietnamese people from a floating village on Tonle Sap lake. He said that the provincial authorities are in the process of resettling Cambodians and Vietnamese from the floating ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664367/kampong-chhnang-governor-denies-vietnamese-land-rumours/

Land row villagers see hope

The Preah Vihear provincial authority and other relevant parties issued a statement on Wednesday that contained five points aimed to end a land dispute between 330 families and private company Metrei Pheap. This follows the submission of a petition requesting Prime Minister Hun Sen to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-row-villagers-see-hope

Preah Vihear land dispute drags on

Preah Vihear provincial authorities have requested villagers to stop clearing disputed land and wait for authorities to find a solution according to the “tiger skin formula”, which aims to reduce the impact of economic land concessions (ELCs) on villagers’ farming land. The villagers have been ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-land-dispute-drags

Koh Kong families call on firm to resolve decades-old row

The three families – the last holdouts after hundreds of others have moved out – said Union Development Group (UDG) had built fences around their properties in Kiri Sakor district’s Koh Sdach commune, blocking their access, in an attempt to force them to give in ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-families-call-firm-resolve-decades-old-row

Relocation land not cleared

Over 1,000 hectares of agricultural land granted as compensation to more than 300 ethnic Lao families displaced from Sre Kor village in Stung Treng province by the Lower Sesan II dam project have not been cleared for cultivation, threatening the families with a food shortage, ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/relocation-land-not-cleared

Court summons villagers in land dispute

Svay Rieng Provincial Court has summoned eight members from a group of 200 villagers who occupied land at the centre of a long-running dispute with a development company on Wednesday. The villagers from Ampil commune in Romeas Hek district have been ordered to clarify their actions ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38746/court-summons-villagers-in-land-dispute/

Villagers occupy land in stand-off

Police yesterday confronted more than 200 villagers in Svay Rieng province as they tried to occupy land at the centre of a long-running dispute with a development company. The villagers are unhappy because the government granted NK Venture special permission to build a sugar plantation on ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38700/villagers-occupy-land-in-stand-off/

Land measured for villagers

A land dispute working group in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday started measuring land for three communities in Smach Daeng village in Prey Nob district’s Ream commune, who had a long-running land dispute with the Yi Yea Group Company who had received an economic land concession ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29087/land-measured-for-villagers/

PM: no land for Vietnamese

Prime Minister Hun Sen has implored those living along the border with Vietnam to stop renting land to Vietnamese nationals and ordered his government to speed up a demarcation process that has been slow to accurately define the country’s borders.  ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28647/pm--no-land-for-vietnamese/

Kampong Speu protesters reject NGO’s help

In defiance of an order by Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khoun Sreng, more than 100 people protested outside the offices of Equitable Cambodia (EC) yesterday. They held signs denouncing the NGO, as community representatives inside submitted a letter withdrawing their consent for the group to represent ...

Jack Davies and Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-protesters-reject-ngos-help

ELCs don’t reduce poverty: paper

Economic land concessions (ELCs) are supposed to be transforming Cambodian agriculture into a heavyweight industry and raising the living standards of millions of rural Cambodians, according to government policy documents. ...

Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elcs-dont-reduce-poverty-paper

Most ELC disputes still unresolved

More than two-thirds of the 158 land disputes triggered by large-scale plantations over the past two decades have yet to be fully resolved, according to a new report by the NGO Forum on Cambodia.   ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/most-elc-disputes-still-unresolved-114786/

Sugar company's compensation deals leave families bitter in Kampong Speu

In 2010, more than 1,500 families in Kampong Speu’s Oral district were evicted from the land they had cultivated since the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 to make way for a Phnom Penh Sugar Company mega-plantation.   ...

Jack Davies and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sugar-companys-compensation-deals-leave-families-bitter-kampong-speu

Kampong Speu disputants ‘pressured’ to take sugar firm deal

Despite earlier statements by company representatives that $500 compensation packages being offered to land disputants at Ly Yong Phat’s Kampong Speu economic land concession (ELC) were negotiable, attendees of a meeting between company representatives and residents yesterday said they felt pressured to take the offer. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-disputants-pressured-take-sugar-firm-deal

Land dispute ‘task force’ to be established in Ratanakkiri

Senior Minister in charge of Special Missions Ly Thuch announced yesterday that a land dispute resolution task force will be created for Ratanakkiri province, although observers said the move was coming too late.   ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-dispute-task-force-be-established-ratanakkiri

Villagers, coffee firm battle over Mondulkiri land

Tensions flared yesterday between 20 Bunong ethnic minority villagers and a coffee company operating on an economic land concession in Mondulkiri’s Pech Chreada district, prompting local authorities to investigate.   ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-coffee-firm-battle-over-mondulkiri-land

Government will start chipping away at protected areas

Between 2009 and 2012, the Ministry of Environment went on nationwide leasing spree, signing over vast swaths of the country’s nominally protected areas to private companies for rubber plantations and other agribusiness ventures.   ...

Zsombor Peter and Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-will-start-chipping-away-at-protected-areas-113127/

Families in land dispute with sugar firm reach $500 deal

More than 300 families in Kompong Speu province this week signed a deal with Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar Company aimed at ending their long-running land dispute, though several of the families have yet to agree on compensation.   ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/families-in-land-dispute-with-sugar-firm-reach-500-deal-112792/

Koh Kong families reach agreement with UDG

About 100 additional families have accepted compensation pack­ages from Union Deve­lop­ment Group (UDG) to relocate and make way for the massive development project the Chinese firm is building along the coast of Koh Kong province, according to the Environment Ministry.   ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/koh-kong-families-reach-agreement-with-udg-112713/

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