Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - OCIC pitch ‘disappoints’ Chroy Changvar disputants

OCIC pitch ‘disappoints’ Chroy Changvar disputants

OCIC pitch ‘disappoints’ Chroy Changvar disputants

Residents on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar peninsula embroiled in a land dispute with tycoon Pung Khieu Se’s Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation were to submit a petition to City Hall today following a new compensation offer from the authorities last week.

Nan Ony of the Housing Rights Task Force said that the land owners had been “deeply disappointed” by the new compensation offer.

Villagers could either sell their land for the price they paid for it, or sell 90 per cent for the same price, with 50 per cent of the land going to the company, 40 to the government and the remaining 10 to the villager, he said.

Reth Dyna, a community representative, said villagers would petition the government today to give them land titles.

They did not want to move into homes built by OCIC, he said, conceding that eight families had already taken up the company’s offer.

The 387-hectare satellite city project will cost $1.6 billion, and villagers there claim to have lived on the land since before 1993.

Klaing Huot, Chroy Changvar district governor, said that City Hall had “promised to cut out their old villages from the project”, but asked them “to cooperate with the government to sell their land”.

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince Norodom Ranariddh passes away at 77

    Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the second son of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and former First Prime Minister of Cambodia, has passed away in France at the age of 77. “Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh has passed away this morning in France just after 9am Paris-time,”

  • Cambodia purchases 4 million Molnupiravir tablets

    Cambodia has arranged for the purchase of four million US-made Molnupiravir pills – enough to treat 100,000 Covid-19 patients – even though the current rate of daily infections in Cambodia remains low. The medicine will be distributed to state hospitals, pharmacies and private clinics, according to the Samdech

  • Rise in planned flights lifts travel hopes

    Six airlines have applied to resume flights in December, while two others have put in for additional flights and routes, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) head Mao Havannall on November 29. These account for 43 new weekly domestic and international flights in December, up 16

  • Is Cambodia’s travel sector in for another cheerless holiday season?

    The travel and tourism sector was heaving back to life as borders started to reopen, promising a festive vibe for the holidays and New Year. But Omicron and other Covid-related issues are threatening to close the year on a bleak note ‘Seems [like] Covid-19 won’

  • Cambodia planning new border checkpoint at Thma Da

    Cambodia is looking into the possibility of opening a new Thma Da Border Checkpoint with Thailand to boost trade and tourism. The Ministry of Public Works and Transport said on December 4 that Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol led a technical working group

  • Hun Sen: Manet to be candidate for prime minister

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed that his oldest son Hun Manet will be his successor as Prime Minister if he is elected. Speaking during the inauguration of a new sewage treatment facility in Preah Sihanouk province on December 2, Hun Sen said Manet will be