Economic land concessions and plantations
Threats, destruction and forced sales: rubber firm razes indigenous Jarai farmlands
The company had already ravaged the farms of their indigenous Jarai neighbors in Ratanakiri province’s Andong Meas district over the past months. ...
Jack Brook and Eung Sea
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
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. ...
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
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. ...
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” ...
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
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
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
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. ...
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. ...
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
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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). ...