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Societe Concessionaire de l'Aeroport, a special purpose company, holds a 45-year concession from the Royal Government of Cambodia to operate the Phnom Penh International Airport, the Siem Reap International Airport, and the Sihanoukville Airport (SIA). IFC has two active projects with the company, the second of which involves financing capital expenditures and runway investments for SIA.
The complainants raise concerns about improper land acquisition and compensation, loss of livelihoods, noise pollution, environmental impact to a national park, incorrect categorization, lack of community consultation, and inadequate disclosure of project information to impacted communities. The complaint was deemed eligible in January 2010.
The CAO Ombudsman has initiated an assessment and will work with the parties to explore options for resolution.
A CAO Ombudsman assessment is ongoing.
Case Status: Open
CAO case story page: http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/cases/case_detail.aspx?id=155