Government Cancels Concession Run by Vietnamese Army

Source: The Cambodia Daily | March 29, 2016​  by

One of four rubber plantations operated by the Vietnamese military in Ratanakkiri province had its contract with the government canceled last month amid accusations that it had engaged in illegal logging and had allowed Vietnamese farmers to encroach on Cambodian land, the director of the provincial agriculture department said on Monday.

The Dai Dong Duong economic land concession (ELC) was one of four in the northeastern province whose shares were quietly bought up over the past few years by various units of the Vietnamese army, according to Commerce Ministry records and Vietnamese state media.

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