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Laos Urges Cambodian Businesspeople to Invest More

President of Laos National Assembly, Her Excellency Pany Yathotou, on September 1st arrived here for the four-day official visit in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the neighboring countries “Both sides will exchange visits of the officials and lawmakers of National Assemblies to strengthen bonds and ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Lake Residents Granted Bloc of Development Land

Thousands of Boeung Kak lake residents who have been fighting a protracted battle with Phnom Penh and a development company have seen their fortunes reversed and have been granted a small plot of land on which to resettle. Prime Minister Hun Sen signed a subdecree ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Lake-Residents-Granted-Bloc-of-Development-Land-127848133.html

Protected forest ‘is finished’

In the latest government backed appropriation of protected land, nearly 20,000 hectares of the Boeung Per wildlife sanctuary have been reclassified as state private land for agro-industrial development. Two sub-decrees, obtained by The Post this week and initialed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on July ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/

Tycoon’s dredging tests locals’ patience

Ruling party senator Ly Yong Phat has defied an order endorsed by the Prime Minster to halt his controversial sand dredging activities on the Tatai river in Koh Kong, prompting authorities to request intervention, documents obtained by The Post reveal. The dredging operation on the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011081050979/National-news/tycoons-dredging-tests-locals-patience.html

Defiance Greets World Bank's Funding Freeze

Government officials yesterday dismissed the World Bank’s recently revealed decision to freeze funding for new projects in Cambodia to protest a Phnom Penh real estate project that has forced thousand of families out of their homes. A housing rights group closely following the evictions said ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

Forest on the auction block

Almost 30,000 hectares of a wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces have been reclassified as state private land for agricultural development, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups. Four sub-decrees signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on July 22 reclassify land ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080950943/National-news/forest-on-the-auction-block.html

Mekong environment ministers talk on sustainable economic development

Cambodia on July 28th hosted the 3rd Greater Mekong Sub- Region Environment Ministers to look forward to sustainable economic development in the region and to talk about current projects to reduce harm for regions and also to minimize several environmental challenges affecting natural resources, forest and ...

(Khem Sovannara and Chhorng Long Heng, p 7)
http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=1289

CAMBODIA HOSTED 7TH ASIA ECONOMIC FORUM

Cambodia, on Saturday, hosted the 7th Asia Economic Forum ( AEF) under theme of “The Asian Century in the Making: Achievements, Challenges and Future Trends” while highlighting the majority of the region’s demonstrated remarkable resilience against the global economic and financial crises, while major superpowers ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=1305

Oil Dispute CNPA ready to discuss claims area

Returning to the negotiating table is once again a possibility for the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority now that they have a stronger legal team. Due to the appointment of ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as an economic advisor to Cambodia, Thailand put the 2001 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250560/Business/oil-dispute-cnpa-ready-to-discuss-claims-area.html

Expand Property Law for Foreigners, Premier Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for the current law only allowing Cambodians to own property from the ground floor up to be scrapped. Currently foreigners can only buy apartments from the second floor and above. The purpose of the move is to increase foreign ...

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