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Environment minister to visit UDG project in Koh Kong province

Environment Minister Say Sam Al is scheduled to visit Koh Kong province today, while a representative of Chinese-owned company Union Development Group said the minister is expected to pay a visit to their 45,000hectare land concession, which has been the cause of a long-running land ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/environment-minister-to-visit-udg-project-in-koh-kong-province-53249/

UDG accused of farming instead of building

The Chinese-owned Union Development Group in Koh Kong province is bulldozing swaths of its land concession, originally intended for a massive tourist resort, to plant cassava and palm oil trees instead, a CNRP lawmaker-elect said Monday. Son Chhay, lawmaker-elect and CNRP chief whip, visited the area ...

Lauren Crothers and Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/udg-accused-of-farming-instead-of-building-53164/

More houses razed in dispute

Authorities burned one house and demolished three others in the past two days in Koh Kong’s Botum Sakor and Kiri Sakor districts in the latest development in the long-running land dispute between villagers and Tianjin Union Development Group, community representatives and the rights group Adhoc ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-houses-razed-dispute

ELC guards ‘Keep NGOs off property’

Security guards from a Chinese development firm in Koh Kong province have allegedly prevented civil society groups from gathering data they planned to use for a petition asking for compensation for evictees. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elc-guards-%E2%80%98keep-ngos-property%E2%80%99

Villagers Struggle in Face of Chinese Tourism Project

Villagers along the Koh Kong province’s coastline have been relocated by a Chinese development company as they have not been granted access to their farm land which falls within the development area and are running short of food. 20 tons of rice have been delivered ...

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