Economic land concessions
More than 50 hectare forest land in economic concession cleared
More than 50 hectare of forest land in an economic concession planted with pine trees, which was cleared by unknown people for the purpose of fencing in the area to claim ownership, has been inspected by the joint authorities of Mondulkiri province. ...
Khmer Times Staff
More than 700 families in Oddar Meanchey province request the ministry to return their land after the company goes bankrupt
Citizens have land dispute with former sugar company in Oddar Meanchey province urges the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction to settle land dispute and give them back the title after the company goes bankrupt and withdraws from the economic land concession, which ...
In protected Prey Lang forest, communities pushed out but mining companies welcomed in
Kampong Thom’s Sandan district: Snang An village chief Sok Heng proudly displays a photo of his new home, constructed in July 2021, as his phone’s background image. But Late Cheng Mining Development, a gold mining firm with ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit, ...
Khuon Narim and Jack Brook
Mondulkiri solves its biggest land dispute
An outside the court settlement was made in the biggest land dispute in Mondulkiri province had seen since 2019. Bousra commune chief Yeut Savin said yesterday that land disputes involving three companies – Varanasi Economic Land Concession Company, Socfin-KCD Company, Kovipama Company – and indigenous ...
Prey Lang community asks government to revoke economic land concessions from companies
Prey Lang Community Network calls on the government to revoke the economic land concessions of companies in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary and the role of civil servants involved in crime and to strictly enforce the law to prevent crimes in this protected area, after ...
Two companies lose ELCs in Kampot
The government has partially revoked the Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) of two companies for failing to develop the land as intended in Kampot province’s Chhuk district. ...
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. ...
Cambodia’s land concessions yield few benefits, sow social and environmental devastation
Cambodia’s government has strenuously promoted long-term leasing of unused land as Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) to attract investors and encourage development in the impoverished nation, but observers say the policy has resulted in few benefits at the cost of huge social and environmental impacts. ...