Kampong Chhnang
The Tonle Sap delta outside Kampong Chhnang town is split with islands covered in small farms. Just north of the delta, the river widens into the Tonle Sap lake. (Andrew Haffner/VOD)

Kampot Port Receives More Sea, Tonle Sap Transfer Proceeds

Around 10,000 hectares around the Tonle Sap lake have had protections relaxed, purportedly to legitimize families already using the land, while a port project linked to tycoon Try Pheap received 150 hectares off the coast of Kampot.

Sunken Village: After Evictions, Ethnic Vietnamese Homes Underwater

Floodwaters have inundated a small relocation site inhabited by ethnic Vietnamese residents. The site has no running water or electricity, and a promised garment factory that was supposed to provide the 150-odd families with an employment opportunity remains half finished. To make matters worse, permanent residency cards given to residents are not being recognized by public utilities and private businesses, illustrating the discrimination faced by one of Cambodia’s largest ethnic groups.