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Authorities reclaim 65,000 hectares of flooded forest

About 65,000 hectares of flooded forest around the Tonle Sap Lake have been reclaimed, with 5,000 families relocated, to prevent further encroachment, according to the spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/authorities-reclaim-65000-hectares-of-flooded-forest

Boeng Tamok’s development outweighs preservation of lake, says land official

A Land Ministry official said development of Boeng Tamok in northern Phnom Penh was a higher priority than the water body’s preservation, adding that only a lake like the Tonle Sap was worth preserving. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/boeng-tamoks-development-outweighs-preservation-of-lake-says-land-official/

New Koh Kong commune chief says cannot help sugarcane disputants

A new ruling-party commune chief in Koh Kong province has refused to accept a petition from village residents asking for a resolution to their dispute against Senator Ly Yong Phat. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/new-koh-kong-commune-chief-says-cannot-help-sugarcane-disputants/

600 hectares of sea privatized for Kampot port project

Landfilling is underway off the shore of Kampot as the government has transferred 600 hectares to a private company to develop a $1.7-billion port. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/600-hectares-of-sea-privatized-for-kampot-port-project/

Communes meet as private projects begin building on state lakes, forests

Four commune administrations in Takeo province — including two containing controversial developments in Phnom Tamao forest — gathered Wednesday morning over local residents living on state land, an official said. ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/communes-meet-as-private-projects-begin-building-on-state-lakes-forests/

104 Battambang vets to receive homes via random draw

The government has provided 104ha of a social land concession (SLC) in Dounba commune’s Kouk Roka village of Battambang province’s Kors Kralor district for housing and farming to 104 veterans. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/104-battambang-vets-receive-homes-random-draw

Six more hectares of Tamouk lake granted to private owners

At least six hectares of land in the Tamouk lake area, also known as Boeng Kob Srov, have been handed over by the government to Seng Youan, Director-General of the General Department of Logistics and Finance of the Ministry of Interior, for personal use and ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501111494/six-more-hectares-of-tamouk-lake-granted-to-private-owners/

Pailin Governor takes action against encroachers

The government continues to move to crackdown on land encroachers, with Pailin Governor Ban Srey Mom took action against a group of land encroachers in the province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501096310/pailin-governor-takes-action-against-encroachers/

Kampot to remove illegal waterfront structures

Owners of illegal structures built on Kampot province’s seafront and riverbanks were ordered by the provincial governor to remove them immediately or be taken to court. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501095007/kampot-to-remove-illegal-waterfront-structures/

ACU urged to probe Phnom Tamao land irregularities

Baitong Warriors, a local environment activist group, have submitted a letter to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities concerning more than 2,000ha of the Tamao Mountain forest reserve following news of a dairy farm’s relocation to the area. ...

Pann Rethea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/acu-urged-probe-phnom-tamao-land-irregularities

14,000ha slated for families around Tonle Sap

Nearly 14,000ha of farmland in Zone 2 and Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake have so far been allocated by the government to some 7,000 households in the provinces surrounding the lake, according to preliminary data seen by The Post on June 7. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/14000ha-slated-families-around-tonle-sap

Tonle Sap Area in rezoning

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree on May 27 reassigning more than 34sq km of land in Zone 3 of the protected area surrounding Tonle Sap Lake to Zone 2. The rezoning will allow restricted use of the land for the 1,658 households in ...

Lay Samean and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-area-rezoning

Land titles handed over to indigenous people

The provincial authorities of Ratanakiri handed over land titles to residents of two villages in one of its districts. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083732/land-titles-handed-over-to-indigenous-people/

PM hands over more than 3,000 hectares of land to people in Pursat

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree to amend the area of ​​3,448 hectares, 77 and hand it over to the people of Pursat to live in and enjoy. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083820/pm-hands-over-more-than-3000-hectares-of-land-to-people-in-pursat/

Rights NGO alleges large-scale land grabs planned in Kampong Speu sanctuary

The environment watchdog Anti-Corruption Natural Resource Protection and Civil Rights Protection Organisation (ACNCIPO) filed a complaint with the Kampong Speu Provincial Administration on March 28 – opposing what they allege is a company’s plan to clear 1,227ha of wildlife sanctuary land in Oral district’s Tasal ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rights-ngo-alleges-large-scale-land-grabs-planned-kampong-speu-sanctuary

200 indigenous people protest against company for land encroachment

Some 200 indigenous people in Mondulkiri province have come together to protest against a company for encroaching into their collective land. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501042590/200-indigenous-people-protest-against-company-for-land-encroachment/

10 arrested over land grabbing in Preah Sihanouk province

Officials in Preah Sihanouk province arrested 10 people over land grabbing in Kampong Seila district. Reports said almost 300 people were involved in the land encroachment in the province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501041329/10-arrested-over-land-grabbing-in-preah-sihanouk-province/

More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land returned to the state

More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land in six provinces surrounding Tonle Sap lake have been returned to the government, according to an official. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501034793/more-than-62000-hectares-of-flooded-forest-land-returned-to-the-state/

Over 60ha of encroached land seized in K Chhnang

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration has confiscated over 60 hectares of illegally grabbed state land in Kampong Tralach district. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501018828/over-60ha-of-encroached-land-seized-in-k-chhnang/

M’kiri authorities on manhunt over 6,000ha of grabbed land

The Department of Agriculture authorities are on a manhunt to track down those involved in the encroachment of more than 6,000 hectares of forest land since January 5 in Mondulkiri province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501014669/mkiri-authorities-on-manhunt-over-6000ha-of-grabbed-land/

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