Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, April 16, 2007

New encroachment on Montangard land likely

A new project is being developed in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands, more specifically in Ban Ma Thuot in Dak Lak province, according to Thanh Nien Daily. This project, spearheaded by the Vietnamese coffee company Trung Nguyen, would create a “coffee paradise” aimed at attracting tourists to the Central Highlands and bettering the economic circumstances of coffee plantation owners. The program would also lead to massive rezoning of areas in and around Ban Ma Thuot.

The People’s Committee for the province is behind the project and would like to see it started soon. The project would require 3,000 hectares of coffee plants plus land to build museums and other buildings on.

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