Public land lease

Concessions

NA debates amendments to law on electricity

Despite the draft amendment to the Law on Electricity being approved, numerous issues have been relayed to the drafting sub-committee for improvement following comments and recommendations from National Assembly members. Electricity project authorisation, impact compensation or resettlement, and project concessions were some of the topics ...

Kerry Worldbridge SEZ opens its doors

Kerry Worldbridge Logistics’ special economic zone began operating yesterday, with promises of boosting the high-end technology industry. The zone, a joint venture between Hong Kong-listed Kerry Logistic Network Ltd and Worldbridge International, said the SEZ will be a hub for foreign manufacturing firms. Sear Rithy, president ...

Calls to halt ‘reforestation’ plan

Fourteen community representatives speaking for thousands of families on May 9 petitioned the South Korean Embassy, Environment Ministry and Forestry Administration to halt the expansion of a controversial “reforestation” project by a Korean company situated between the protected Prey Lang forest and Mekong River. Their petition ...

15 mining projects see concessions revoked

Fifteen mining operations have had their concessions revoked after investors failed to implement their projects as agreed after they were granted concessions by the government. Speaking at the ongoing ordinary session of the National Assembly last week, Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath ...

Gov’t to get tough with dishonest land concession holders

The government will use tougher measures to regulate concession projects by withdrawing land if no progress is made on the proposed project, while also pushing for authorities at various levels to participate in the process. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on behalf of the government made ...

Families back sugar land deal

Families in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel and Botum Sakor districts have agreed to accept land and $2,500 per family in a compromise with the Land Ministry to end their land dispute with sugar cane plantation companies. However, they have asked the ministry to speed ...

Villagers issue new calls to solve old land dispute

Villagers from Oddar Meanchey used a news conference on March 21 to appeal for government action to return land at the centre of a years-old dispute with sugar companies. The conflict erupted in 2008, when villagers were forcibly evicted from their land to allow Angkor Sugar, ...

Thai firm to energise Poipet industrial park

Poipet PPSEZ Co Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Phnom Penh SEZ Plc and operator of the soon to be completed Poipet Special Economic Zone, signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday with a leading Thai energy provider to supply power to the 66-hectare industrial park. The ...

Ministry to closely monitor agri-business

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will this year closely monitor domestic and foreign investment in this sector as it believes that many companies have not implemented the agreements made or complied with stipulated feasibility study methods. The ministry will strictly apply management measures to ...

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