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Land

Protest violence as activist jailed

At least three women – one pregnant – and a man were hurt in a clash with security forces at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday after land rights activist Tep Vanny was jailed for two and a half years over a 2013 protest. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35824/protest-violence-as-activist-jailed/

Land feuds get top-level airing

Fifteen national and international organizations representing 38 civil society groups met with the National Assembly’s first commission yesterday to discuss eight major land dispute cases in an effort to find a solution for those affected. ...

 

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May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35763/land-feuds-get-top-level-airing/

Cluster model to entice SEZ investors

Kerry WorldBridge Logistics SEZ, which is developing a 63-hectare industrial park and free trade zone 17 kilometres south of the capital in Kandal province, has taken on a new partner to design and create an “industry and technology cluster” aimed at attracting non-garment manufacturing investment to its embryonic special economic zone (SEZ). ...

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Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cluster-model-entice-sez-investors

Poipet SEZ to import power

A special economic zone (SEZ) in Poipet City has decided to import electricity from Thailand to ensure a reliable power supply as it expects the influx of more factories and investment. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35649/poipet-sez-to-import-power/

Listed industrial park struggles to sell plots

Phnom Penh SEZ posted a 42.5 percent decline in consolidated revenue for 2016, which led to a sharp 65 percent decrease in net profit, according to its annual report released on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) yesterday. ...

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Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/listed-industrial-park-struggles-sell-plots

Investors need stable, quality electricity

Stable and quality electricity is needed to attract additional high-value-added manufacturing to Cambodia, but the quality of electricity in the kingdom remains a challenge for investors as the manufacturing sector continues to diversify. ...

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35501/investors-need-stable--quality-electricity/

Land disputes with Phanimex to be resolved

The Land Management Ministry has said it will resolve the land disputes in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district and Kandal’s Ponhea Leu district between Suy Sophan and more than 500 families. ...

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Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35083/land-disputes-with-phanimex-to-be-resolved/

Farmer injured in mine explosion

A farmer from Oddar Meanchey province’s Banteay Ampel district was injured on Saturday when his excavator hit an anti-tank mine. District police chief Hom Phearum said that 23-year-old Khum Raksmey was seriously wounded, but did not describe the extent of his injuries. ...

 

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Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35076/farmer-injured-in-mine-explosion/

More protests at Land Ministry

About 100 people representing nearly 200 families protested at the Ministry of Land Management in Phnom Penh yesterday, demanding the ministry expedite a solution to their land disputes with three sugarcane plantation companies in Koh Kong province. ...

 

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35079/more-protests-at-land-ministry/

Families alerted as large US bomb found

About 100 families are to be evacuated from their village in Prey Veng province while authorities remove a big bomb dropped by the American air force during the Vietnam War. ...

 

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35020/families-alerted-as-large-us-bomb-found/

Hundreds ask for help in disputes

About 500 people representing thousands of families from four provinces who are affected by the development of sugarcane plantations requested intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34976/hundreds-ask-for-help-in-disputes/

Workers unearth US bomb

An unexploded bomb dropped by the US in the 1970s was found on Saturday and unearthed yesterday by the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum district, according to CMAC director Heng Ratana. ...

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Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-unearth-us-bomb

Railway residents want to talk payments

More than two weeks after petitioning Phnom Penh authorities to halt a project to transform a disused railway line into a road, 50 to 60 affected villagers yesterday returned to City Hall seeking an audience with City Governor Pa Socheatvong to discuss compensation. ...

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Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/railway-residents-want-talk-payments

Soldiers escorting logs from sanctuary: locals

Communities in Preah Vihear’s Choam Ksan district have alleged that soldiers are involved in the transportation of illegal timber in the protected forests of Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary, an allegation denied yesterday by a local military official. ...

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Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/soldiers-escorting-logs-sanctuary-locals

US chemical bombs found in Svay Rieng

The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) found two unexploded bombs containing dangerous chemical substances at a primary school and a pagoda in Svay Rieng province’s Romeas Hek district yesterday. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34710/us-chemical-bombs-found-in-svay-rieng/

Families near airport push for land titles

About 600 families living next to Phnom Penh International Airport urged the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) yesterday to help speed up the process of giving them titles to their land. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34640/families-near-airport-push--for-land-titles/

Landmine casualties drop by 25 percent

The number of casualties from landmines last year dropped by a quarter compared with the year before, the first time the number of deaths or injuries have been less than 100, the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) said yesterday. ...

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34546/landmine-casualties-drop-by-25-percent/

Ministry to meet sugar companies over land dispute

The Land Ministry will meet with the three companies at the center of the decade-long land dispute in Koh Kong province this week in an attempt to finally resolve the villagers’ grievances. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34488/ministry-to-meet-sugar-companies-over-land-dispute/

Takeo province courts Chinese investors

Two Chinese companies are looking to lease land along the Cambodia-Vietnam border in Takeo province to build factories producing animal feed and processing meat for export. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34491/takeo-province-courts-chinese-investors/

Land title total soars

Land titles were issued for nearly four million people involving 500,000 land plots last year, nearly two thirds of the total of seven million plots, the Land Ministry has reported. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34426/land-title-total-soars/

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