Land tenure and land titling

Development and assistance for land tenure and land titling

Hun Sen instructs ministries and authorities to complete land registration for citizens by 2023

Prime Minister Hun Sen instructs relevant ministries and authorities to accelerate land registration for citizens to solve land issues and implement the task of clearing land in the Tonle Sap Lake area for the people to be ready by 2023. ...

Pich Sotheary and Khan Leakhena

Ministry seeks funds from US for land dispute resolution

Land Management Minister Chea Sophara met with US Ambassador William Heidt on Monday evening to discuss the progress of recently established land dispute working groups and to request funding for an initiative to incentivise the resolution of such disputes. A ministry press release said Sophara ...

Sen David

Borei Keila families get flats, payouts

Thirty-one evicted Borei Keila community families received flats and another four families got $15,000 buyouts on Saturday as part of a “lucky draw” organised to resolve their years-long land dispute. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Land mapping would help ease disputes, group says

Cambodia needs more land mapping if it is to start to resolve many disputes that have become a major issue and potential source of instability, a development group says. ...

Socheata Hean

Ethnic ninority villagers in Eastern Cambodia file court case over land grab

Indigenous villagers in eastern Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province have filed a complaint in local court against military officers and a land speculator who forcibly confiscated more than 80 hectares (198 acres) of their land, an official from a rights group said Thursday. ...

Ratha Visal

Boeng kak’s ‘mummy’ receives land title

The governor of Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district said Tuesday that land titles were handed to two more families from the Boeng Kak neighborhood, including that of 76-year-old land rights activist Nget Khun, known also as “Mummy.” ...

Khuon Narim

Tycoon under fire for casino project

A tycoon who is building a casino and a dam in Oddar Meanchy province has come under fire for displacing villagers – and possibly the military. ...

Phak Seangly

Ministry official rejects NGO report on city’s slums

A government official rejected calls from a pair of NGOs on Tuesday to do more for Phnom Penh’s slums amid what they described as an opaque land-titling system that has routinely failed poor communities. In a joint report, “The Exclusion of Urban Poor Communities From Systematic ...

Khuon Narim and Zsombor Peter

City Hall wants World Bank, NGOs to compensate evicted families

Representatives of some of the 3,000 families evicted from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood in recent years said Thursday that municipal government officials, who were ultimately responsible for the mass evictions, told them they would be inviting the World Bank and NGOs to help compensate ...

Mech Dara

Land-titling process ‘urgent’, Oxfam says

Accelerating the mapping and titling of rural farmland should be an “urgent” priority of the government and civil society, particularly when it comes to protecting indigenous peoples’ and women’s rights, Oxfam representatives said yesterday. The remarks followed the release of an EU-funded survey of rural communities’ ...

Daniel Pye

No Effective Voice for Those Facing Land Issues

Despite the government embarking on a nationwide land-titling program, there is still little space for communities affected by economic land concessions to voice their concerns with the government, members of civil society said at a conference in Phnom Penh yesterday. “We’ve observed that there is limited ...

ELCs on mind at donor meet

While protesters demonstrated outside, urging land and human-rights reform, members of the donor community met with the government yesterday at the Council for the Development of Cambodia in Phnom Penh to sign off on a series of development targets that bore only a faint resemblance to those ...

City Hall hands out Boeng Kak land titles

Marking another milestone in the years-long struggle between the government and the families of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake community, Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema handed out 254 land titles to lakeside residents at City Hall on Saturday. But with the government shrouding the titling process ...

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