The site of the dispute is part of a 42,420 hectares economic land concession that was granted to the Chinese company Hengfu Group Sugar Industry in 2011.
Local residents who were evicted from their land for a 42,000 hectare sugar cane plantation are all the more bitter now that the unprofitable and poorly financed agricultural project has collapsed.
La concession économique de 42.000 hectares a été accordée en 2011, et pour une durée de 70 ans, à cinq entreprises chinoises appartenant toutes au même conglomérat, le Hengfu Group Sugar Industry. Douze ans plus tard, les souvenirs malheureux des évictions sont plus amers que jamais pour les habitants de Preah Vihear : pas rentable et mal financé, le projet agricole a périclité.
The Preah Vihear Provincial Court in Cambodia has dropped all charges against eight ethnic Kuoy villagers who were in a land dispute with the Hengfu Group Sugar Industry Co Ltd since 2014.
- Phnom Penh Post
09 Jul 2020
Almost a decade since government of Cambodia granted 40,000 hectares land concession to five Chinese companies believed to be subsidiaries of a single Chinese owned firm, Hengfu. The whole project that affected indigenous Kuoy community has now fallen apart.
Chinese sugarcane concessionaire Rui Feng and four linked firms seemed to have shut down their operations in the combined 40,000-hectare sugarcane plantation in northern Cambodia, with little public notice of the closure. All firms have faced multiple land disputes, especially with indigenous minorities.
two NGO staff and 10 Kuoy indigenous villagers were summoned to court following land dispute in Preah Vihear, Cambodia with two Chinese companies that were clearing the land in dispute with the villagers back in December 2014. Some 300 villagers stopped about six bulldozers operated by the companies.
- Phnom Penh Post
12 Nov 2018
International groups submitted to the United Nations (UN) officials the results of an independent international fact-finding mission in Cambodia that found local and national authorities are facilitating the land grabbing of a Chinese company in Preah Vihear province.
Two organisations expressed concern over land in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia after Hengfu, sugar company based in China, in 2011 and 2016 granted Economic Land Concessions of more than 42,000 hecatres by the Cambodian government.
Two global movements supporting Indigenous Kuoy communities in Cambodia submit a petition to embassies of China and Cambodia calling for the pullout and accountability of Chinese state-owned enterprise Guangdong Hengfu Group Sugar Industry Co., Ltd.
Asian Peasant Coalition strongly condemns the repression and land grabbing carried out by the Chinese company Hengfu Group Sugar Industry Co., Ltd. against the indigenous Kuy people of Preah Vihear, Cambodia.
“Before the company came to clear our lands, nobody in Prame ever experienced hunger,” villagers from Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia tell PANAP.