Koh Kong land dispute escalates as years go by without resolution

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Re: Koh Kong land dispute escalates as years go by without resolution

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:13 pm

End to Koh Kong land dispute nears
June 6, 2018
The Land Management Ministry yesterday announced that 600 families in Koh Kong province locked in a land dispute with two major sugar companies will have their resolution by June 30.

The announcement came after Land Management Minister Chea Sophara met with representatives of 317 families from Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel and Botum Sakor districts yesterday after they came to the ministry to once again demand a resolution in their case against Koh Kong Sugar Industry and Koh Kong Plantation.

According to a ministry statement issued yesterday, measurement of land to be distributed to a total of 585 families is to be completed between June 20 and June 30.

“The working team is working to measure and distribute land to 200 families,” the statement said. “The team managed to divide and measure land to distribute to 175 families. The working team will continue to manage the allocation of land to another 317 families, 170 families and 98 families in order to end decades-long disputes.”

In March, the ministry, along with three other ministries and sugar company representatives, agreed to divide 800 hectares of land for two groups of villagers, ending a dispute with a group of 375 families from Koh Kong province. However, a number of families were left out of the deal, prompting months-long protests at the Land Management Ministry in Phnom Penh.
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