S.Korean company Think Biotech denies Prey Lang landgrab.

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S.Korean company Think Biotech denies Prey Lang landgrab.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed May 10, 2017 4:31 am

Villagers Fighting Korean Tree Farm ‘Hopeless’ After Meeting
May 10, 2017
Members of the Prey Lang Community Network said yesterday that they felt hopeless after the South Korean Embassy refused to accept their petition against a South Korean company clearing their ancestral forests.

Fourteen representatives of the network, a loose affiliation of communities living in and around central Cambodia’s Prey Lang forest, traveled to Phnom Penh yesterday morning to meet with embassy officials to complain about Think Biotech.

The government granted the firm a sprawling 34,000-hectare concession in 2011 to grow timber trees. But most of it covers pre-existing forest, including four officially recognized community forests the government has given local residents for sustainable use. The communities consider parts of the forest sacred, and use them to tap resin trees, harvest honey, cultivate small farms and otherwise earn a living...

The South Korean Embassy could not be reached for comment.
Senior officers for Think Biotech could not be reached either. But Kong Kan, a project officer for the company, rejected the network’s complaint.

U.S. satellite data collected and analyzed by Global Forest Watch, however, show that the company clear-cut hundreds, possibly thousands, of hectares of forest on its concession in 2014 and 2015, including parts of the community forests. Similar data after 2015 is not yet available.
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Re: S.Korean company Think Biotech denies Prey Lang landgrab.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun May 14, 2017 11:56 am

Think Biotech Cambodia Co. market themselves as an eco-friendly forest management company.

Hanwha Think Biotech Cambodia Co., Ltd
#24, Str. 337

Company Introduction

Hanwha Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co., Ltd is a forest management company fully licensed and registered with the Cambodian government since September 2011 (Incorporation number : Inv. 2145 E/2011).
We operate a forest management and plantation project in Kratie Province, Cambodia and manufacture solid timber products from the Cambodian natural forests under the agreement between the Cambodian and Korean government.
https://www.aseanpage.com/detail/hanwha ... m-penh-339

THINK BIOTECH (CAMBODIA) CO., LTD. is a pioneer in Sustainable & Eco-friendly Tropical Forestry Management as a subsidiary of global HANWHA group who is one of main conglomerate in Korea. Now, we will start our joint plantation project in accordance with the agreement between Korean and Cambodian Government.
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