On the 28th of February, 2023, a significant gathering took place at the Mekong Hall of Kratie Provincial. The Community Legal Education Center, in collaboration with the NGO Forum on Cambodia and the Forestry and Livelihoods organization convened a meeting. The Deputy Governor of Kratie Province, HE Sreng Sopheap was in attendance, along with representatives from various departments, villages, communes, districts, and other provincial authorities.
The purpose of this meeting was to verify the information contained in a report on land and natural resource disputes in Kratie province. The discussion centered around the potential resolution of four specific cases – the first in Tong village, the second in Sre Preang, the third in Pro Ma village, and the fourth in Sambok village.
The meeting concluded on a hopeful note. The Kratie Provincial Administration acknowledged these cases and committed to conducting a thorough study. They pledged to gather more detailed information before proceeding to resolve the issues affecting the people. This marked a significant step towards justice, demonstrating the power of collaboration and the relentless pursuit of resolution.