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Kickout the locals, move them off the lake, rent them part of HIS land and than make something for the tourist..
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ ... uZOPT6vL4YKampong Chhnang deputy provincial governor Sun Sovannarith reaffirmed that the 40ha the provincial authorities allocated to Vietnamese boat people is Cambodian national Ros Chamroeun’s private land.
He said there was no cutting of land for them, but the Vietnamese immigrants will have to pay rent to live in the location with no right to own it.
Sovannarith on Thursday spoke at a press conference at the Office of the Council of Ministers about the relocation plan for Vietnamese, Cambodian and Cambodian-Muslim boat people to relocate to the 40ha.
The press conference was called to explain that the relocation of boat people in nine communes who live on the water of the Tonle Sap River was so that they could live on land as per the preparation by local authorities in Kampong Chhnang province.
....After relocating the boat people, the Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities will transform the location into a tourist area and set up fish- and lobster-raising cages as per European technical standards, he said.
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Re: Tonle Sap floating villages to be resettled by government
Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:18 am
Cambodia Breaking News, Kampong Chhnang: Anti-Vietnamese sentiment among Cambodians is being stoked by rumors, in the media and online, saying that the Vietnamese floating villagers are being given land. In order to put a stop to these rumors, the governor of Kampong Chhnang has made a public announcement that these Vietnamese villagers will be resettled, but will not own the resettlement land.
November 27, 2019
Kampong Chhnang governor denies Vietnamese land rumours
Kampong Chhnang provincial Governor Chhour Chandoeun yesterday dismissed rumours that the government is giving land concessions to Vietnamese people from a floating village on Tonle Sap lake.
He said that the provincial authorities are in the process of resettling Cambodians and Vietnamese from the floating village to dry land, but foreigners will not be allowed to own their plots.
“I want to clarify to everyone and also to some media outlets which said that the government has sub-divided land to give to the Vietnamese. It is not right,” Mr Chandoeun said. “All these Vietnamese people are migrants and cannot be given concessions to own land.”
He noted that the Vietnamese have to abide by Cambodia’s immigration law just like Cambodians living abroad have to follow those countries’ laws.
“We will not allow people to live on Tonle Sap lake because we need to keep the water clean and fresh for people and animals to use,” Mr Chandoeun said.
He noted that there are about 1,700 floating houses on the lake which are occupied by nearly 2,000 Vietnamese families and more than 2,000 houses with more than 2,000 Cambodian families.
Mr Chandoeun said all these people will be relocated to a proposed 40-hectare site in Rolea Ba’ier district’s Svay Chrum commune.
He noted that provincial authorities planned to relocate them last year, but have been delayed due to a lack of proper infrastructure, such as roads, schools and markets at the site.
Mr Chandoeun said authorities need more time to provide the required infrastructure and that in the meantime, most of the floating village people have moved off of the lake to temporarily live on an island.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664367/k ... d-rumours/
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