Around 230 families from three villages in Romtom commune of Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district said they are worried about the continued encroachment on their farmland by three companies which have licences for gold mining and agricultural in the area.
The villageres said they had been seeking intervention but had yet to receive a solution.
The three companies have been identified as Delcom Cambodia; Tin San, a gold mining company; and Kim Gia Thuan Group Co, Ltd, a company licensed to cultivate rubber.
Tuy Chheng, a 64-year-old resident of Romdeng village, told The Post on March 17 that his 4ha of farmland, among many other villagers’, had been affected.
Chheng said that recently, one of the three companies has also continued its land encroachment activities, affecting the land of another 10 households despite their efforts to seek intervention.