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OCIC uses excavators to clear farmers’ land in Takhmao city to expand a road to the new airport, photo taken on April 8, 2022. Supplied

New airport developer begins clearing farmland, though compensation hasn’t been finalized

The developer of Phnom Penh’s new mega airport in Kandal Stung district on Friday began clearing farmland in Takhmao town to make way for road construction, though a handful of remaining holdouts have yet to see a resolution to their ongoing land dispute. After local authorities intervened, they paused the clearing and gave residents five more days for negotiations.