As many as 50 families in Dangkor district’s Kakab commune have been given two weeks to tear down all or part of their homes as authorities increase the size of a drainage system designed to prevent flooding in the area, residents said Monday. Approximately 30 families received a letter of eviction on January 15 notifying them that the drainage system would be expanded to 15 metres in width. A letter sent last week said the system would only be 8 metres wide, and that 20 families would need to move. Deputy District Governor Kith Sopha said the families would not receive compensation.
Evictions: 50 Dangkor families lose property