Land

Government decides to release additional $30 million for mine clearance

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to release an additional $30 million from its savings for mine and UXO clearance to reach the goal of mine-free Cambodia by 2025. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501195307/government-decides-to-release-additional-30-million-for-mine-clearance/

Soldiers continue to clear and encroach on Udom Sre Pus community land

According to the community, the soldiers of the Army Tank Command started clearing the land of the community “Udom Sre Pus and Prey Metta Thom Cheat” in Trapeang Chor commune, Oral district, Kampong Speu province as the authorities have already cut the land to the ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/29/soldiers-continue-to-clear-and-encroach-on-the-land-of-udom-sre-pus-community/

Indigenous families seek PM’s help to solve land row

More than 140 indigenous families in Sen Monorom commune of Mondulkiri province’s O’Raing district have sought the intervention of Prime Minister Hun Sen Cabinet to resolve their 255-hectare land dispute with a private company. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501193807/indigenous-families-seek-pms-help-to-solve-land-row/

Run Ta Ek progress on track for area to become full town

Most parts of the Run Ta Ek development site in Siem Reap province’s Banteay Srei district – which has been allocated for those willing to relocate from the protected Angkor Archaeological Park – have already been cleared, and the developers are well underway with the ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/run-ta-ek-progress-track-area-become-full-town

Kampot port receives more Sea, Tonle Sap transfer proceeds

Around 10,000 hectares around the Tonle Sap lake have had protections relaxed, purportedly to legitimize families already using the land, while a port project linked to tycoon Try Pheap received 150 hectares off the coast of Kampot. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/kampot-port-receives-more-sea-tonle-sap-transfer-proceeds/

Village demands return of chief who joined Angkor protest

Siem Reap residents are collecting hundreds of thumbprints for the reinstatement of a village chief who was fired for joining a protest against the resettlement of Angkor evictees. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/village-demands-return-of-chief-who-joined-angkor-protest/

Prek Tnaot families face eviction for river ‘restoration’ linked to elite company

Nearly 100 families living near Takhmao city are facing eviction as authorities pledge to restore the heavily-polluted river running next to their homes in a project linked to a real estate company with connections to the prime minister’s family. ...

Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/prek-tnaut-families-face-eviction-for-river-restoration-linked-to-elite-company/

CSOs say that people in some capitals and provinces still face land issues under state development projects

Civil society organizations and community representatives from some capitals and provinces say that people are still facing problems with land, houses and have not yet received proper compensation due to the development without studying the impact in advance and the authorities continue to monitor and threaten ...

Nat Sopheap
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/24/civil-society-says-that-people-still-face-problems-under-state-development-projects/

Indigenous representatives in Mondulkiri seek Prime Minister's intervention to keep community land

Representatives of indigenous peoples in Mondulkiri province file a petition at the office of Prime Minister Hun Sen to keep more than 200 hectares of community land for residents and stop giving that land to a private company for development that will affect their livelihood. ...

Saut Sokprathna
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/26/indigenous-representatives-in-mondulkiri-seek-prime-ministers-intervention-to-save-community-land/

Thailand, Cambodia join hands in demining along border

Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to cooperate to clear landmines along the countries’ border. Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has agreed that the demining activities in the mine area along the border will be carried out smoothly and without issues ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501189420/thailand-cambodia-join-hands-in-demining-along-border/

Hundreds From Three Provinces Urge Government to Speed Up Land Dispute Resolutions

About 300 people from three provinces are urging three ministries and the Prime Minister’s cabinet to speed up solutions for their land disputes that have dragged out for more than a decade. ...

Khan Leakhena
https://vodenglish.news/hundreds-from-three-provinces-urge-government-to-speed-up-land-dispute-resolutions/

Residents and traders at Phnom Sampov resort request compensation in exchange for demolition

About 20 families and traders living and selling around Phnom Sampov asked the relevant authorities to help resolve the compensation according to the market price in exchange for relocation as authorities claim that their move is to rehabilitate the site for tourism. ...

VOD staff
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/17/residents-and-traders-at-phnom-sampov-request-compensation-in-exchange-for-demolition/

Citizens with land issues in three provinces submit a petition to the relevant ministries demanding a solution

About 300 communities from three provinces gathered to file a petition at the Prime Minister’s Office and other relevant ministries in Phnom Penh on Thursday to demand those ministries and institutions expedite the settlement of land issues for them. ...

Khan Leakhena
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/17/citizens-with-land-issues-in-3-provinces-submit-a-petition-to-the-relevant-ministries-demanding-a-solution/

Siem Reap village chief dismissed after protesting for land rights with citizens

Sna Sangkram village chief of Balang commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province was fired by his superiors after protesting for land rights with more than 210 families in the Run Ta Ek development area. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/16/siem-reap-village-chief-dismissed-after-protesting-for-land-rights-with-citizens/

Pounong indigenous peoples ask Mondulkiri Provincial Authorities to take action against those clearing their faith mountain

Indigenous people in Laoka village, Sokdom commune, Sen Monorom city, Mondulkiri province, request the authorities to take action to prevent the clearing of the mountainous land, which is a place of worship and the extraction of non-timber forest products as they claim that the perpetrators ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/punong-people-ask-the-authorities-to-take-action-against-those-who-cleared-the-mountain/

More than 200 families in Siem Reap dismantled tents on disputed land overnight after authorities threatened to use force

210 families live in Sna Sangkram village, Balong commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province that has a land dispute with the Apsara Authority demolished tents from the disputed land overnight after authorities threatened to use force. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/more-than-200-families-in-siem-reap-dismantled-tents-after-authorities-threatened-to-use-force/

‘A Plane Crash. A Car Accident’: Boeng Tamok Residents Host Cursing Ceremony

Residents facing potential eviction from the capital’s Boeng Tamok lake — which is in the process of being filled in with sand — held a “cursing ceremony” against the developers and officials’ relatives who are taking and selling their land. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/a-plane-crash-a-car-accident-boeng-tamok-residents-host-cursing-ceremony/

Indigenous people gather in front of Kampong Thom Provincial Court as a witness testifies in their land case

On Friday, more than 20 representatives of the Kuy indigenous group in Ngon commune, Sandan district, Kampong Thom province gathered in front of the Kampong Thom Provincial Court while an indigenous witness testifies to the case of their representative involved in a land dispute. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/04/indigenous-gather-in-front-of-kampong-thom-court-as-a-witness-testifies-in-their-land-case/

Some citizens affected by new airport project remain non-compensation for US$ 8 per square meter

Some residents affected by the new Phnom Penh International Airport development project in Kandal Steung district, Kandal province, remain adamant not to accept compensation of US$ 8 per square meter as determined by the government, while some people received the compensation by force after losing ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/07/some-citizens-affected-kandal-airport-project-remain-non-compensation/

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