Cambodia: Community representatives urge the govt. to expedite a resolution to solve their land disputes with a company in Koh Kong province

Author: Sotheary Pech, Khmer Times, Published on: 26 March 2019

"Villagers return to Phnom Penh over UDG land dispute", 26 March 2019

Representatives of Kiri Sakor district villagers in Koh Kong province, who are in a land dispute with Union Development Group, ... returned once again to Phnom Penh to ask the Environment Ministry to provide a speedy resolution for them...

Tith Ten, a representative, said a total of 77 families were promised by the Environment Ministry ... that their dispute would be over ... Ms Ten said the ministry has yet to provide a resolution.

“We have been waiting for months already without seeing a ministry official checking [the dispute]. We went to the provincial level for help, but they told us it was the work of the Environment Ministry,” she said. “So here we are, 15 representatives, asking the ministry to help resolve this for us soon.”...

Neth Pheaktra, Environment Ministry spokesman, ... said after meeting with the group that the ministry is working hard on their behalf for a resolution.

Mr Pheaktra said an inter-ministerial working group is waiting for the government whether their case should be transferred to the Land Management Ministry’s Land Dispute Resolution Committee...

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Related companies: Union Development Group