Land

Hundreds in Cambodia Protest Lack of Progress in Resolving Land Disputes

Almost a thousand protesters gathered on Monday outside the Ministry of Land Management in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh to urge direct intervention by the Ministry in long-running land disputes, saying that handing the responsibility off to provincial authorities has stalled resolution. Coming from the provinces of ...

Activists set up camp over land issues

Members of a land rights advocacy group on Monday set up camp near the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, calling on it to resolve land disputes between villagers and the state. The People’s Movement for a Just Society, or P-Move, also petitioned Natural Resources and ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Xekong on track to have first international border crossing with Vietnam

The Prime Minister’s Office plans to upgrade the Daktaok local border crossing in Dakcheung district, Xekong province, to an international level crossing on the Vietnamese border. Lao and Vietnamese officials are currently discussing the date when this change will take place. If the status is elevated ...

Development of Dawei SEZ makes progress

In a January 9 statement, the Dawei SEZ Management Committee said changes have been made to the contractual arrangements with  Italian-Thai Development Company Ltd (ITD) for the development of initial industrial estate in Tanintharyi Region. According to contract amendment, ITD and other investors must compensate and ...

Htin Lynn Aung

Land Dispute Representatives From Six Provinces Petition Gov’t

Representatives and villagers across six provinces, representing 27 different communities, gathered in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to advocate and petition the government for a resolution to their long-standing land disputes. The villagers came from the provinces of Preah Sihanouk, Kampong Speu, Prey Veng, Tbong Khmum, Svay ...

From Brazil to Cambodia, Conflicts Flaring Over Land, Water

Conflicts over land and water flared across the world this year amid greater competition for resources and increasing hostility towards farmers and indigenous people, according to two reports published Tuesday. At least 108 people were killed trying to protect their land from encroaching industries in 23 ...

Cambodia-VN forum hears plans for cross-border SEZ

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and more than 60 companies from Vietnam’s southern provinces held a business forum on Friday to discuss the establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ) along the border of the two countries. CCC vice-president Lim Heng, who presided over the Vietnam-Cambodia ...

Hin Pisei

China builds in Myanmar’s conflict areas

A year ago, Myanmar and China signed an agreement to establish the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC), as part of China’s Belt and Road global infrastructure initiative. Today, that corridor is mired in conflict between the Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups. Stretching 1,700 kilometres, the CMEC’s ...

Nicholas Lo

Koh Kong Villagers Seek Land Dispute Resolution From Interior Ministry

More than 300 people from Koh Kong province protested in Phnom Penh on Monday over more-than-decadelong land disputes with companies that were granted concessions by the government, and that demonstrators say pushed them off their plots. The protesters, from Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel ...

Khut Sokun

Environment Minister looks to curb land encroachment

Environment Minister Say Samal has urged authorities in three provinces to prevent illegal land encroachment in the Samlot multi-purpose-use area and Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary as both areas are suffering from illegal occupations. Mr Samal issued the order over the weekend in meetings with officials from ...

Pech Sotheary

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