Public land lease

Concessions

Chhin chides ministry on ELCs

Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin, the Kingdom’s top authority in charge of resolving land disputes, slammed the Ministry of Agriculture over “shameful” irregularities in granting economic land concessions at the Environment Ministry’s annual meeting on December 21. During yesterday’s meeting, Chhin accused the Ministry of ...

Land survey for Royal’s K Rong project begins

Authorities on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Rong island on December 13 started measuring out a land concession given to the Royal Group, which is building a five-star hotel and resort, in order to allow the company to develop the area and to provide plots to ...

Millions of Cambodian farmers receive land titles under state plan

Cambodia is moving fast to provide millions of land titles to farmers in an effort to reduce conflicts over territory in the Southeast Asian nation, a senior government official said. About 770,000 Cambodians — more than five percent of the population — have been affected by land ...

Global land rush enters “more dangerous stage”, says anti-poverty group

International land deals, often for giant agriculture projects, now cover an area the size of Germany and a growing share are getting up and running, fuelling fears that local residents will be displaced, the anti-poverty group Oxfam said on September 26. More than 1,500 large-scale land ...

Myanmar: Loi Hein to invest $23.5m; Airport project award by 2017

Myanmar’s beverage manufacturer, Loi Hein – in a joint venture with Japan’s Toyo Seikan Co Ltd – has set up steel cans production unit in the country. Meanwhile, the concession agreement for the Hanthawaddy International Airport project is expected to be signed in December 2016. Loi Hein ...

Binh Phuoc suspends six forest projects

The southern province of Binh Phuoc will stop clearing natural forest land for the planting of industrial trees with high economic value, the provincial authority has announced. Binh Phuoc Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that it had initially suspended six projects for developing ...

SEZs lure 39 projects worth B7bn

Investment is starting to flow into the government’s planned special economic zones with 39 projects worth 7.2 billion baht applying for promotional privileges from the Board of Investment. The Special Economic Zone Policy Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, on 27 July acknowledged the investment ...

Government, plantation managers trade blame

The managers of some of Cambodia’s most controversial agribusiness plantations on 21 July blamed their many land disputes on the government, accusing officials of failing to educate communities about the benefits of their giant farms. Rights groups blame economic land concessions for some of Cambodia’s worst problems, ...

Protest leader arrested in Mondolkiri after reoccupation attempt

An anti-eviction protester who police claim orchestrated several large-scale reoccupation attempts on a planned rubber plantation in Mondolkiri province was arrested on 11 July, police and a rights monitor said. About 500 families living on the land were evicted in 2012, three years after the Pacific ...

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