Cambodia’s ambitious Funan Techo canal project sparks concerns near and far

Heang Nang Eng, 60, had a bad feeling when she first heard rumors about a canal project that would impact the Prek Ta Hing stream near where she lives. ...

Seoung Nimol and Ly Rosslan

Villagers demand compensation from global green mining for clearing farm

At least 10 families are demanding compensation from a private company, which cleared farms and forest land to build an access road to explore iron ore mining in Preah Vihear province. ...

Khuon Narim

Kandal airport developer begins direct negotiations with households seeking better compensation

Families facing eviction to make way for a $1.5 billion airport under construction in Kandal province continue to contest the compensation being offered by the project’s developer. This week the company began directly negotiating with some of the more than 60 families who had still ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth

Relatives of missing casino workers still lack compensation, DNA results

Several Cambodian families missing relatives who worked at a Poipet casino engulfed in a deadly fire in late December say weeks later they have still not received information or compensation from authorities and the casino’s owners. ...

Sovann Sreypich

Futile hold-outs: PM warns Angkor Park squatters against inciters

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged squatters who have yet to relocate from Angkor Archaeological Park to Run Ta Ek village not to fall victim to unnamed opposition political party members inciting them to hold out for a higher amount of compensation. ...

Torn Vibol

Road impacts addressed

Addressing the economic and environmental impacts from two major road projects, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Tuesday said issues related to the renovations of National Road 2 are 98.5 per cent resolved while for National Road 22, it is 100 per cent ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry refuses to intervene in Koh Kong land dispute

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction refused to intervene in land disputes in Koh Kong province’s Botum Sakor district after 77 families involved in the conflict requested its intervention. The ministry said those disputes had already been solved by an inter-ministerial committee. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Compensation demanded over reservoir construction

More than 100 families in Preah Vihear province are demanding compensation from the authorities over the construction of a reservoir which they claim had affected their livelihoods. The villagers said the Raksa reservoir, a government-run project for storing water in Chey Sen and Rovieng districts ...

Long Kimmarita

People affected by expressway project demand fair compensation

Families displaced by the construction of the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway have again asked the government for fair compensation so that they can find new homes. More than 130 families from Kamboul commune – in Phnom Penh’s Kamboul district – affected by Cambodia’s first expressway project ...

Pech Sotheary

Thousands demand compensation

About 1,000 people locked in a land dispute with Heng Development Company in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district yesterday descended upon the Boeng Kyang Commune Hall demanding compensation for their loss of land. ...

Pech Sotheary

Kandal residents in land dispute accept compensation

Kandal provincial authorities and six unnamed companies in Kandal Stung district are handing out money to thousands of families locked in a 400-hectare land dispute in a bid to quell protests. Those who accept the money must relinquish their claim and cease from gathering in public ...

Pech Sotheary

Workers to get cash compensation

The Ministry of Labour on Friday announced that more than 1,000 workers from three factories in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district can come to collect cash compensation at a district hall following the absconding of their employers. ...

Sen David

Holdouts demand electricity compensation

Electricite du Cambodge has challenged a claim by eight families from Kampong Cham province for compensation after power lines were built across their land. EDC said it had to build the line from Kampong Cham province to Stung Treng province. The 240km line affects 1,054 ...

Sen David

Sesan holdouts demand compensation from flood

Sesan dam holdouts from Kbal Romeas and Srekor villages have gone on the offensive, demanding compensation for destroyed rice fields and new homes on their ancestral land. Both villages were flooded following the inauguration of the China-backed Lower Sesan II Dam in September. While some accepted ...

Phak Seangly

More than 70 farmers accept sugar compensation, but 102 refuse

A long-running land dispute between 175 Koh Kong farmers and two sugarcane firms accused of stealing their land came a step closer to conclusion on Thursday after 73 of the farming families accepted compensation, a government official said.   ...

Ben Sokhean

Thailand rail link held up by compensation claims

Government officials are working to settle compensation claims for 50 families living alongside a kilometer of rail track in Poipet town, to allow a rail link between Cambodia and Thailand to open by the middle of the year. ...

Chea Vannak

Villagers affected by dam meet with government officials

Villagers from Stung Treng whose homes stand to be flooded by the Lower Sesan II dam met with representatives of the Ministry of Mines and Energy at an NGO Forum-sponsored meeting in Phnom Penh yesterday, in hopes of establishing a dialogue towards a long-awaited compromise. ...

Touch Sokha

Mfone workers paid, a little

After months of protests, more than 1,000 former Mfone employees yesterday received just 10 per cent of the $4.4 million they were demanding in compensation after the telecom company filed for bankruptcy in January. Court-appointed administrator Ouk Ry, entrusted with the sale of Mfone’s assets, ...

Bandith appeals while on the lam

Former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith has appealed — from hiding — his conviction for shooting three women at a protest earlier last year, his lawyer said. His attorney, Sun Bunnarith, said that he had filed the appeal about two weeks ago, and that Bandith’s ...

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