A woman clears land in Siem Reap's Run Ta Ek commune, a designated resettlement site for Angkor evictees, on October 8, 2022. (Hean Rangsey/VOD)

Run Ta Ek Residents Say Village Abandoned, Plagued by Joblessness

Villagers who settled two years ago in Run Ta Ek eco-village — where thousands of new Angkor Archaeological Park evictees have been promised plots of land — say that poor living conditions and lack of job prospects have caused many to abandon their homes.

House and shop demolitions in Angkor Archaeological Park in September 2022. (Supplied)

Families Relocated From Angkor to Major New Development

The Apsara Authority in Siem Reap has continued demolitions of private structures in the Angkor temple park this week while providing land compensation for affected families in what appears to be a major new development area west of the city.