Land

Preah Vihear park dwellers receive land to relocate

The Preah Vihear Provincial Authority has decided to provide 10ha to 31 families in exchange for relocating from the Techo Sen Russey Treb Park – which is currently under the management of the Royal Academy of Cambodia – to prevent them from continuing to clear ...

Nov Sivutha

Construction of highway connecting Dawei SEZ, Htikhee to commence next year

The construction of a 140-kilometer two-lane highway connecting the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in Tanintharyi Region to the Htikhee at the Thai border will commence in mid-2021, according to the Dawei SEZ Management Committee. When complete, it will take travellers from the SEZ about 2.5 ...

Chan Mya Htwe

NGO embarks on mission for green SEZs

Motivated to build a green industrial zone in Cambodia, the newly-established NGO Environmental Protection Industry Associations of Cambodia (Epiac) will work with Chinese-owned industrial park developer and operator QiLu (Cambodia) Special Economic Zone Co Ltd to set a new precedent for environmentally-friendly design and construction. On ...

May Kunmakara

Court charges two for defamation over land dispute in Koh Kong

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Koh Kong Provincial Court on November 18 to await the sentencing of their three community land representatives who were accused of defamation related to a land dispute. Provincial court prosecutor Un Sovantheany identified the three activists as Phao ...

Long Kimmarita

Landless Thais get homes in mangrove forest in conservation push

Thai authorities have reached an agreement with a landless community that will allow villagers to live in a mangrove forest if they help protect the area, a unique collaboration that could work across the country, land rights groups said. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between ...

Reuters/dv

Green SEZ set for Svay Rieng town

Chinese-owned industrial park developer and operator QiLu (Cambodia) Special Economic Zone Co Ltd on Thursday signed a strategic partnership with Environmental Protection Industry Associations of Cambodia (Epiac). QiLu is behind a 450ha special economic zone (SEZ) planned for Svay Rieng town, the administrative centre of the ...

May Kunmakara

ADB Approves $484-Million Loan for Expressway Linking Myanmar’s Bago Region, Mon State

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$484-million (624.52-billion-kyat) loan to construct a new expressway connecting Bago Region and Mon State, which lie along Japan’s planned East-West Economic Corridor, a grand infrastructure scheme for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). The ADB said the new GMS ...

NAN LWIN

Thai farmers brave bullets, prison for community land titles

Somruedee Bunthonglek has not repaired the bullet holes in the pickup truck her husband was driving when he survived an assassination attempt barely a year after her father was shot dead on the same communal farm in southern Thailand. The grey truck, with about half a ...

Reporting by Rina Chandran @rinachandran; Editing by Zoe Tabary.

Land reform: A vote-winner for the NLD

With the general election only weeks away – notwithstanding the potential impact of the second wave of COVID-19 – political parties are flooding social media with pledges and promises to woo voters. For the National League for Democracy, the November 8 election poses a new challenge: ...

CALLUM FURNESS

Land to lose: coronavirus compounds debt crisis in Cambodia

As dark clouds approached her village in northwestern Cambodia one afternoon in July, Set Sreylon prepared for the monsoon that threatened to flood her new family home. While the rains were a concern, the 37-year-old feared a bigger threat to her property – the daily visits ...

Matt Blomberg, Mech Dara

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