A multi-media slideshow presentation about the filling in of the Boeung Kak lake in central Phnom Penh. This development will see the forced eviction of over 4,250 families and will constitute the single largest displacement of people since Pol Pot evacuated Phnom Penh in 1975.
Those evicted are offered hugely inadequate compensation deals which include being relocated to sites without running water, electricity, proper sanitation or healthcare, or access to work or education.
The developer, a powerful CPP senator personally holds over 7.5% of the countries land mass in Economic Land Concessions.
The environmental impact of filling in one of the last natural water catchments in a city already prone to flooding is still unknown, coupled with the dredging of sand from the bed of the Mekong river and Tonle Sap it could have grave environmental implications for Phnom Penh.