Public land lease

Concessions

Forest Administration team conduct wildlife survey

NatureLife Cambodia and O Rey Community Protected Area (CPA) collaborated with the national and provincial forest administration team and Hong Anh Lumphat economic land concession to study the presentation of wildlife in Hong Anh Lumphat economic land concession on 10 February 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501446894/forest-administration-team-conduct-wildlife-survey/

Government gives 9,968 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park to Royal Group

Tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group company received 9,968 hectares inside Botum Sakor National park in Koh Kong province, according to a January 25 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published earlier this month. ...

Runn Sreydeth and Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/government-gives-9968-hectares-in-botum-sakor-national-park-to-royal-group/

More than 50 hectare forest land in economic concession cleared

More than 50 hectare of forest land in an economic concession planted with pine trees, which was cleared by unknown people for the purpose of fencing in the area to claim  ownership, has been inspected by the joint authorities of Mondulkiri province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501258524/more-than-50-hectare-forest-land-in-economic-concession-cleared/

More than 700 families in Oddar Meanchey province request the ministry to return their land after the company goes bankrupt

Citizens have land dispute with former sugar company in Oddar Meanchey province urges the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction to settle land dispute and give them back the title after the company goes bankrupt and withdraws from the economic land concession, which ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2023/01/27/families-in-oddar-meanchey-request-ministry-to-return-their-land-after-company-bankrupt/

In protected Prey Lang forest, communities pushed out but mining companies welcomed in

Kampong Thom’s Sandan district: Snang An village chief Sok Heng proudly displays a photo of his new home, constructed in July 2021, as his phone’s background image. But Late Cheng Mining Development, a gold mining firm with ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit, ...

Khuon Narim and Jack Brook
https://cambojanews.com/in-protected-prey-lang-forest-communities-pushed-out-but-mining-companies-welcomed-in/

Mondulkiri solves its biggest land dispute

An outside the court settlement was made in the biggest land dispute in Mondulkiri province had seen since 2019. Bousra commune chief Yeut Savin said yesterday that land disputes involving three companies – Varanasi Economic Land Concession Company, Socfin-KCD Company, Kovipama Company – and indigenous ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501178068/mondulkiri-solves-its-biggest-land-dispute/

Prey Lang community asks government to revoke economic land concessions from companies

Prey Lang Community Network calls on the government to revoke the economic land concessions of companies in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary and the role of civil servants involved in crime and to strictly enforce the law to prevent crimes in this protected area, after ...

Khan Leakhena
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/10/20/prey-lang-community-asks-govt-to-revoke-economic-concessions-from-companies/

Nearly 100 families in Oddar Meanchey province have dispute with the sugar company

Approximately 92 evicted families as the result of land dispute with the sugar company located in Sangkat Kon Kreal, Samrong City, Oddar Meanchey province apply for a social land concession for two hectares per family as they claim that there is no land for agriculture. ...

Va Sopheanut
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/nearly-100-evicted-families-in-oddar-meanchey-province-have-disputes-with-sugar-companies-over-social-land-concessions/

1.36M hectares given to 487K households in 22 years: gov’t

Over the past 22 years, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has distributed 1,356,396.16ha of land to 487,157 households, including members of the armed forces, border police officers and poor people. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/136m-hectares-given-487k-households-22-years-govt

Two companies lose ELCs in Kampot

The government has partially revoked the Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) of two companies for failing to develop the land as intended in Kampot province’s Chhuk district. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501008040/two-companies-lose-elcs-in-kampot/

Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Family Given Preah Sihanouk State Land for Tourism Development

The Cambodian government has granted a 600-hectare concession to the family of notorious tycoon Ly Yong Phat, whose sugarcane concessions have been at the center of human rights violations. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/senator-ly-yong-phat-family-given-preah-sihanouk-state-land-for-tourism-development/5613723.html

Cambodia’s land concessions yield few benefits, sow social and environmental devastation

Cambodia’s government has strenuously promoted long-term leasing of unused land as Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) to attract investors and encourage development in the impoverished nation, but observers say the policy has resulted in few benefits at the cost of huge social and environmental impacts. ...

RFA staff
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/concessions-08262020174829.html

Koh Rong land ‘belongs to firm’

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday that the 35ha being bulldozed by Royal Group Co Ltd in Koh Rong belongs to it after it was leased to it for 99 years by the government in 2008. ...

Voun Dara
https://opendevelopmentcambodia.net/news/former-undersecretary-of-state-charged-over-1000-hectare-grab/

Gov’t denies CCIM land concessions report

A government official has denied information recently released by the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM) about the impact of investment in land concessions in several provinces.​He considered the information to be dated and the problem already solved, but welcomed the investigation of complaints, if ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-denies-ccim-land-concessions-report

Kampong Chhnang governor denies Vietnamese land rumours

Kampong Chhnang provincial Governor Chhour Chandoeun yesterday dismissed rumours that the government is giving land concessions to Vietnamese people from a floating village on Tonle Sap lake. He said that the provincial authorities are in the process of resettling Cambodians and Vietnamese from the floating ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664367/kampong-chhnang-governor-denies-vietnamese-land-rumours/

Land row villagers see hope

The Preah Vihear provincial authority and other relevant parties issued a statement on Wednesday that contained five points aimed to end a land dispute between 330 families and private company Metrei Pheap. This follows the submission of a petition requesting Prime Minister Hun Sen to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-row-villagers-see-hope

Preah Vihear land dispute drags on

Preah Vihear provincial authorities have requested villagers to stop clearing disputed land and wait for authorities to find a solution according to the “tiger skin formula”, which aims to reduce the impact of economic land concessions (ELCs) on villagers’ farming land. The villagers have been ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-land-dispute-drags

Koh Kong families call on firm to resolve decades-old row

The three families – the last holdouts after hundreds of others have moved out – said Union Development Group (UDG) had built fences around their properties in Kiri Sakor district’s Koh Sdach commune, blocking their access, in an attempt to force them to give in ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-families-call-firm-resolve-decades-old-row

Relocation land not cleared

Over 1,000 hectares of agricultural land granted as compensation to more than 300 ethnic Lao families displaced from Sre Kor village in Stung Treng province by the Lower Sesan II dam project have not been cleared for cultivation, threatening the families with a food shortage, ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/relocation-land-not-cleared

Court summons villagers in land dispute

Svay Rieng Provincial Court has summoned eight members from a group of 200 villagers who occupied land at the centre of a long-running dispute with a development company on Wednesday. The villagers from Ampil commune in Romeas Hek district have been ordered to clarify their actions ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38746/court-summons-villagers-in-land-dispute/

Villagers occupy land in stand-off

Police yesterday confronted more than 200 villagers in Svay Rieng province as they tried to occupy land at the centre of a long-running dispute with a development company. The villagers are unhappy because the government granted NK Venture special permission to build a sugar plantation on ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38700/villagers-occupy-land-in-stand-off/

Land measured for villagers

A land dispute working group in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday started measuring land for three communities in Smach Daeng village in Prey Nob district’s Ream commune, who had a long-running land dispute with the Yi Yea Group Company who had received an economic land concession ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29087/land-measured-for-villagers/

PM: no land for Vietnamese

Prime Minister Hun Sen has implored those living along the border with Vietnam to stop renting land to Vietnamese nationals and ordered his government to speed up a demarcation process that has been slow to accurately define the country’s borders.  ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28647/pm--no-land-for-vietnamese/

Kampong Speu protesters reject NGO’s help

In defiance of an order by Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khoun Sreng, more than 100 people protested outside the offices of Equitable Cambodia (EC) yesterday. They held signs denouncing the NGO, as community representatives inside submitted a letter withdrawing their consent for the group to represent ...

Jack Davies and Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-protesters-reject-ngos-help

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