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Rice plots blocked at dam site
Tue, 10 September 2013


In a first step toward clearing villagers from land intended for a planned Koh Kong provincial hydroelectric dam, a Chinese development firm has blocked a road leading to plots where villagers have continued to harvest rice.


Officials from Tianjin Union Development Group, which was awarded a 9,100-hectare economic land concession straddling Koh Kong’s Kiri Sakor and Botum Sakor districts two years ago, placed wooden blocks across the Ta Noun commune road on Sunday, said Phan Eng, 57, who lives in the commune.


“We can get across by jumping, but this makes it difficult to bring our tractors across to farm as we usually do,†Eng said.


Read more:  http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rice-plots-blocked-dam-site




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