Civil society groups call for transparency in development projects

Villagers gather to demonstrate in front of police barricades where authorities blocked a road leading to their farmland, which is being cleared to prepare the site for a planned airport in Kandal Stung district, Picture taken on September 12, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Several civil society groups said on Wednesday that grassroots communities lack access to information on significant development projects affecting their communities including economic land concessions, often with a serious impact on people’s livelihoods.