The Requesters complain that that different resettlement “Decisions” made in December 2014 and August 2021 by the People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa Province were contradictory inconsistently applied, and that they have been negatively impacted by the methodology used for calculating land prices for resettlement land. They claim they owned Project-affected houses and land before the Project cut-off date, and they are entitled to on-site resettlement, but Project authorities deemed them ineligible. The Requesters allege that some households, which at one time were part of the resettlement program, were subsequently excluded from it. The Requesters believe their land has been miscategorized and hence undervalued, and that the resettlement package neither compensates them for the replacement value nor adequately restores their livelihoods. The Request also alleges that some households were “forced to” accept the acquisition of their land.
The Panel reviewed the Request in accordance with its mandate and operating procedures. The Panel’s due diligence concluded that the Request did not meet all admissibility criteria. While the Panel notes Management appears to have had prior knowledge of resettlement-related issues in the Project, the Panel was not satisfied that Management had a reasonable opportunity to respond to the allegations raised in the Request. Furthermore, considering the change in the scope of land acquisition and resettlement, which now excludes the area where the Requesters live from the Project’s resettlement program, the Panel considers the Requesters are no longer affected by the Project’s resettlement valuation and compensation process. Therefore, the Panel did not register the Request. This non-registration does not preclude the possibility of a future Request for Inspection related to this Project.
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