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Royal Group inks $35 million road deal on Koh Rong

Royal Group Koh Rong Development Company and Sinohydro Corporation Limited reached a $35 million deal on Tuesday to build a 70km road on Koh Rong Island. The road will be 8m wide and is expected to take 16 months to complete, according to the plan ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-group-inks-35-million-road-deal-koh-rong

Koh Rong land ‘belongs to firm’

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday that the 35ha being bulldozed by Royal Group Co Ltd in Koh Rong belongs to it after it was leased to it for 99 years by the government in 2008. ...

Voun Dara
https://opendevelopmentcambodia.net/news/former-undersecretary-of-state-charged-over-1000-hectare-grab/

ACU presses charges against Koh Rong officials, seizes assets

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Friday said the land dispute between disgraced tycoon Sok Bun and 42 families on Koh Rong Island in Preah Sihanouk province was made up in an attempt to take over state land. During a press conference on Friday, ACU president ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-presses-charges-against-koh-rong-officials-seizes-assets

Cambodia, ADB discuss $30m loan

The Ministry of Tourism has begun discussions with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) over a $30-million loan to fund infrastructure in coastal provinces that would support tourism development. The government has announced plans to use the money to build two seaports in Preah Sihanouk province – ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50555099/cambodia-adb-discuss-30m-loan/

PM orders minister to end land dispute

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Minister of Land Management to check on and handle more than 580 land plots for citizens properly to end a land dispute on Koh Rong in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50480079/pm-orders-minister-to-end-land-dispute/

Land titles issued on Koh Rong

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority is now distributing land titles to nearly 300 families in Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem communes after the government decided to reallocate more than 520 hectares of state land to people living there. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50303353/land-titles-issued-on-koh-rong/

Koh Rong families fear losing their land

About 40 families in Sihanoukville’s Koh Rong commune who fear losing their land have requested intervention from provincial authorities in order to stop the activities of tycoon Sok Bun and officials from the Ministry of Land Management. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50202044/koh-rong-families-fear-losing-their-land/

Gov’t halts building of Koh Rong island port

A Sihanoukville provincial coastal working group has ordered tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group to stop building a port on Koh Rong, saying the development was illegal. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-halts-building-koh-rong-island-port

VIP Jets Ltd. signs for first Bell Helicopter in Cambodia

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced it has signed a letter of intent with VIP Jets Ltd. for the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Cambodia. This is also the first Bell Helicopter aircraft signed for in Cambodia. ...

Vertical Team
http://www.verticalmag.com/news/article/VIP-Jets-Ltd-signs-for-first-Bell-Helicopter-in-Cambodia

On Koh Rong, gov’t working group deciding who owns what

After getting the rights to develop Koh Rong island in 2008, the Royal Group started clearing land last year in preparation for the construction of its luxury Royal Sands resort. ...

Jonathan Cox and Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23027/on-koh-rong--gov---t-working-group-deciding-who-owns-what/

Coastal developments add new niche to property market

With the recent groundbreaking of the luxury Royal Sands residential project on Koh Rong by a Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group and two major luxury condominium projects being developed on or near the shoreline of Sihanoukville, real-estate agents say a new chapter has begun in the ...

May Kunmakara and Vincent MacIsaac
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19116/coastal-developments-add-new-niche-to-property-market/

Koh Rong projects ‘will not bring pain’, DPM says

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng has sought to reassure residents of Koh Rong, an island off the coast of Preah Sihanouk province that has been leased to a local tycoon, that they would not be adversely affected by planned development projects. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-rong-projects-will-not-bring-pain-dpm-says

Royal Group set to build hotel on Koh Rong

The Royal Group, in partnership with a Thailand-based Swiss investor, will build a 148-room five-star hotel on Preah Sihanouk’s Koh Rong island, with the group having completed a ground-breaking ceremony on Saturday. ...

Kun Kourchettana
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/royal-group-set-build-hotel-koh-rong

Cambodia to create its first Marine Protected Area

Cambodia will begin the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA) this year, covering some 300 square kilometres of coral-rich seas around islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem in the Gulf of Thailand. This follows a successful two-year scientific survey of the area ...

http://www.peopleandplanet.net/?lid=30370§ion=35&topic=23

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