Villagers living in Pech Chreada say the road could ruin their livelihoods and are upset that they were not informed of the project.
Cambodian migrant workers working legally or illegally in neighboring Thailand and other countries in the region have remitted more than $1 billion dollars annually.
The rights and development workers met with a delegation led by House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, which is on a tour of Asia.
Asean countries, including Cambodia, are reforming their development and tax policies to conform with a regional norm.
“If both parties can’t work together, the losers are the entire Cambodian people,” Chheang Vannarith, a lecturer at the University of Leeds, said.
Mondulkiri province, bordering Vietnam in northeastern Cambodia, is known these days as a good place to trek.
Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong held talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and Myanmar's Vice President U Nyan Tun.
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron told VOA Khmer that while Cambodia has made some progress, many children still drop out of school in order to seek work.
Hang Puthea, whose organization has been a longtime monitor of the country’s elections, said Tuesday he would accept an offer from both parties for the job.
Cambodian political officials should begin thinking about the legacy they are leaving future generations, with a new political environment following gains by the opposition in 2013, an analyst says.
Asean integration at the end of 2015 will gibe Cambodia opportunities, but it will also mean economic competition that the country must be ready for, an analyst says.
Currently, 28 of 1,000 children born in Cambodia die before reaching the age of one.