Minister wants team effort to protect forests

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has urged companies that were granted economic land concessions by the government in Koh Kong province to collaborate fully with local authorities in protecting forest land. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Illegal logging claims refuted

Forest activists in Battambang province’s Samlot district said on Thursday that a company that has received an economic land concession (ELC) in the area is trading timber from outside its ELC boundary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Sugar rush puts monster mill well ahead of target

Cambodia’s biggest sugar mill has finished its two-month production run, producing half a million tonnes of refined white sugar, nearly five times what the company predicted at the beginning of the harvest season, a company representative said yesterday.The Cambodian government granted Rui Feng Cambodia an ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Part of tycoon’s ELC to be granted to villagers

The Preah Sihanouk province land management committee is in the process of issuing land titles for 82 families in a recently converted forest area, as well as from an economic land concession (ELC) belonging to the Mong Reththy Group. ...

Touch Sokha

Villagers push government to revoke ‘idle’ ELC

Villagers in Kampot’s Chhouk district have demanded that a private firm they accuse of failing to develop its economic land concession (ELC) have its permit to use the land revoked. ...

Kong Meta

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

Families to receive land titles

Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to cut land from an economic land concession (ELC) and a rubber plantation to grant land titles to more than 1,000 villagers in Tbong Khmum province’s Memot district, according to the Land Management Ministry. ...

Ven Rathavong

Monster sugar mill eats through sugarcane supply

Just three months since starting production, Cambodia’s largest sugar mill is sitting idle due to a shortage of its primary input sugarcane, a provincial Agriculture Ministry official said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Mong Reththy: cooperation key to solving land disputes

Mong Reththy, a senator for the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and an agro-industrial tycoon, said land disputes between companies and local residents occur because of a lack of understanding on both sides. ...

Chea Takihiro

Government shortens lease time on land concessions

The government has announced a new review of economic land concessions, shortening the period of some from 99 years to 50, but watchdog groups say strict law enforcement of other legislation is also needed. ...

Socheata Hean

ELCs to be taken from firms that break rules

Companies that transfer their land holdings to another firm in violation of government policy will have their concessions stripped from them, the Agriculture Ministry has said.But the ministry added that in such an event a “partner” firm may be sought to develop the offender’s economic ...

Pech Sotheary

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