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Company workers use excavators and bulldozers to prepare land for a new airport in Kandal province, June 15, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Negotiations fail in land dispute linked to new Phnom Penh airport

The latest impasse came when more than 30 affected people met Tuesday with Kandal provincial Governor Kong Sophorn seeking a solution after one month of protest. Long Sopheak is one of those local villagers and a resident of Kampong Talong village in Kandal Stung district, which is part of where developers have planned to build the 2,600-hectare airport project about 25 kilometers from the capital.
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