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Residents set up tents to block bulldozers from clearing rice fields within the new Phnom Penh airport project in Kandal province's Kandal Stung district on May 17, 2021. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Residents Affected by Airport Development Project Protest Again

A standoff between residents on land earmarked for Phnom Penh’s new international airport against developers and authorities continues, as the gulf between the land’s rising value and authorities’ insistence on paying only pre-development prices as compensation widens.

Villagers from Kandal and Takeo provinces gathered on August 25, 2020, to submit a petition at Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in Takhmao City. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Farmers Displaced by Planned Phnom Penh Airport Seek Better Deal

About 50 villagers who say their farmland falls within the planned site of the new Phnom Penh International Airport submitted a petition at Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Takhmao City residence on Tuesday to ask for a bigger payout from the airport’s developer.