Forced eviction in the name of development and beautification is common in Cambodia. In 2011, Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) identified 77 eviction sites from the past two decades in Phnom Penh alone. Due to ongoing development in the area, residents of the 13 Boeung Tompun communities have either faced eviction, or are fearful of eviction and the impact that this will have on their livelihoods. STT has monitored these communities since 2010, facilitating community meetings, producing maps, and conducting small scale-upgrading (i.e. replacing tin sheet walls and roofs with wood or concrete). 13 communities reside in Boeung Tompun, each of which face potential eviction as development encroaches on their land, and could threaten future security. This threat comes from the activities of ING Holdings, which has been developing on the land since 2012.
Fact and Figures #30: Profiling the 13 Boeung Tompun Lake Communities as They Face the Threat of Forced Eviction
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Contact for more information:
Mr. Soeung Saran, Executive Director of Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT)
Tel: 089 666 013