Government gives 9,968 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park to Royal Group

Tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group company received 9,968 hectares inside Botum Sakor National park in Koh Kong province, according to a January 25 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published earlier this month. ...

Runn Sreydeth and Phon Sothyroth

Five representatives of citizens detained by Battambang Provincial Court for violating private land economic concessions

Five out of six people’s representatives were remanded in custody on Friday, June 23, in connection with a case of encroachment on state-owned private land leased to the Rath Sambath Company in Ota Teak village, Ta Tok commune, Samlot district, Battambang province. ...

Sok Savy

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

Preah Vihear provincial administration seeks land settlement for 131 families after dispute with private company

Preah Vihear provincial administration met with four villagers representing 131 families on Monday to seek a land settlement after a dispute with an economic land concession company there. ...

Khut Sokun

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

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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