Families affected by an ongoing land dispute with the new mega-airport project in Kandal province are seeking the help of top CPP leaders to find a more equitable solution.
Authorities prepare to compensate airport-affected families for their homes while farmland disputes remain unresolved
Local authorities and the corporation behind the new airport project in Kandal province have begun measuring people’s houses for compensation despite the fact that families are still waiting for compensation for farmland that has been cleared to make way for the development.
A number of families affected by the new airport project in Kandal Stung district are still refusing to accept the state’s proposed compensation for their land, instead hoping that the upcoming commune elections will bring them a better solution. Others have decided to take the compensation, causing concerns that an ongoing court case against nine villagers is putting pressure on the community.
Nine people who were charged by the Kandal provincial court after protesting during an ongoing land dispute over a new airport in Kandal were released on bail on Monday evening. They face as much as five years behind bars if found guilty.
Nine villagers who were arrested on Sunday while protesting an ongoing land dispute over a new airport in Kandal were sent to pre-trial detention on Tuesday night, while 21 other detainees were released.