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Inter-Ministerial Proclamation on the Strengthening of Economic Land Concessions Management

An interministerial proclamation, or prakas, signed by Minister of Agriculture Ouk Rabun and Minister of Environment Say Sam Ol on May 9 and obtained by The Phnom Penh Post, aims to amend the management of economic land concessions (ELCs) to better protect local community interests. Land inhabited by farmers must be cut out of the concession area. Companies must implement a “tiger skin formula” to ensure that ELCs do not affect "the farming lands of villagers, community forest and protected forest”. Graveyards and “spirit places” must be protected, it says. Rights groups said that to have an impact, the new rules must be enforced.

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Field Value
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Document reference # Not found
  • English
  • Khmer
Formal type of document Proclamation
  • Agricultural policy and administration
  • Agricultural production
  • Concessions
  • Land
  • Land policy and administration
License unspecified
Status Draft
Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date May 9, 2014
Date uploaded January 10, 2016, 01:53 (UTC)
Date modified January 11, 2016, 19:03 (UTC)