Land

Commune chiefs in Kampot issue land annulments

Three commune chiefs in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district have now separately issued letters annulling their previous signatures on land deals in the protected area of Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chiefs-kampot-issue-land-annulments

Families affected by land dispute with Defense Ministry still wait for compensation

Hundreds of families affected by a land dispute with the Ministry of Defense in Kandal province, are still waiting for compensation and a resolution six weeks after violence broke out. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/families-affected-by-land-dispute-with-defense-ministry-still-wait-for-compensation/

Floating home owners urged to come ashore

The Boribor district authorities in Kampong Chhnang province have dismantled more than 100 fish farming cages that were floating in the portion of the river running through his district before relocating the owners to land for the rest of this year’s rainy season. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-home-owners-urged-come-ashore

Occupiers of disputed land receive ‘conditional titles’

The government has issued conditional land title receipts to 326 families occupying disputed state-owned land at the “Chamkar Barang” area in Tuol Prich commune of Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district. It is also looking into a policy settlement while the provincial governor investigates and identifies ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/occupiers-disputed-land-receive-conditional-titles

Support for landmine/ERW victims

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) Cambodia and Persons with Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve rehabilitation services for landmine/Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) victims and persons with disabilities at Battambang Physical Rehabilitation Centre (BPRC).​   ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893316/support-for-landmine-erw-victims/

Indigenous communities in Mondulkiri forced off land

About 1,000 Bunong ethnic minority families in Mondulkiri province are crying for justice after their shelters were demolished by environment officials, alleging they were living on state land, even though the families say they have been living there for generations. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893231/indigenous-communities-in-mondulkiri-forced-off-land/

Cambodia halts all Vietnam border crossings amid Covid

Cambodia suspended cross-border travel between Cambodia and Vietnam for one month to prevent the spread of Covid-19, effective from July 18.   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-halts-all-vietnam-border-crossings-amid-covid

Landmine casualties in Cambodia down 32 pct in first half of 2021: report

Cambodia reported 26 landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) casualties in the first half of 2021, down 32 percent compared with 38 over the same period last year, said a report released on Sunday. ...

Xinhua
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-07/11/c_1310055218.htm

Koh Kong probes encroachment onto state land

The Botum Sakor district authorities in Koh Kong province are continuing to investigate cases involving hundreds of people illegally encroaching on more than 15ha of state land. District governor Hak Leng said on July 6 that the land in question has been allocated from the protected ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-probes-encroachment-state-land

Land granted to Ministry of National Defence for development

More than 1,000ha of land has been granted by the Koh Kong provincial administration to the Ministry of National Defence to establish a development zone project to improve the livelihoods of people   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-granted-ministry-national-defence-development

Commune chiefs back-pedal on state land signatures

Authorities in several provinces have issued letters annulling their previously signed orders regarding land occupied in protected areas and biodiversity corridors after the Ministry of Environment issued a letter in May calling their actions illegal. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chiefs-back-pedal-state-land-signatures

CMAC destroys 2,000 cluster munitions in first half of year

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) officials have estimated that between 26 and 30 million cluster munitions were used in Cambodia during the war.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-destroys-2000-cluster-munitions-first-half-year

Koh Kong governor: Annul documents for land in protected areas

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration has annulled the validity of documents for land sales in natural protected areas and biodiversity preservation corridors.​ ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-governor-annul-documents-land-protected-areas

Preah Sihanouk probes land clearing for economic zone

A joint working group of the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration is inspecting a site at Bak Kang Mountain, which was designated state public property in 2002 but is now being cleared by a private company. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-probes-land-clearing-economic-zone

Man to face court over Koh Kong land

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration is building a case against a man who allegedly forged documents claiming to represent nearly 1,000 families making requests to clear land in conservation and nature reserve areas in Koh Kong and Botum Sakor districts.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-face-court-over-koh-kong-land

Mine clearance reaches halfway mark, 2025 target in sight

Mine clearance experts have said that Cambodia has reached the halfway mark of clearing mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and the goal of clearing the entire country by 2025 is within reach. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50870014/mine-clearance-reaches-halfway-mark-2025-target-in-sight/

Encroachment on Tonle Sap flooded forest land persists

Battambang provincial officials said land encroachment still occurred on thousands of hectares of flooded forest land bordering Tonle Sap Lake, and authorities lacked the resources to protect these areas.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachment-tonle-sap-flooded-forest-land-persists

15,000 landmines and UXOs destroyed in first four months

Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) destroyed 15,348 landmines and UXOs in the first four months of this year.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866409/15000-landmines-and-uxos-destroyed-in-first-four-months/

Koh Kong authorities say offer in land dispute is fair

Koh Kong Provincial Administration officials have said that an ongoing land dispute in Botum Sakor district is nearing an end, with 70 of 131 families accepting the government’s offer for a resolution which it deems fair. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866528/koh-kong-authorities-say-offer-in-land-dispute-is-fair/

Illegal company stopped from filling flooded forest in Banteay Meanchey

An illegal company that was not identified was stopped by authorities from filling in a protected flooded forest area in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866527/illegal-company-stopped-from-filling-flooded-forest-in-banteay-meanchey/

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