Government Awards Land Reform Organizations

Representatives from German, Finnish and Canadian development agencies were awarded honorary medals by Minister of Land Management Im Chhun Lim on Wednesday for their work in the country’s land sector. The awards ceremony comes just weeks after it emerged that the World Bank had frozen all new lending to Cambodia over the government’s mass evictions of the Boeng Kak families. In all, 10  medals were given out: six to German’s Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit; one to the project director for the Cambodia Land Administration Support Project, supported by the Canadian International Development Agency; one to the legal adviser of the Finnish government-funded Finnmap, and one to a Bangkok-based Finnish Embassy official.