Public land lease
More than 50 hectare forest land in economic concession cleared
More than 50 hectare of forest land in an economic concession planted with pine trees, which was cleared by unknown people for the purpose of fencing in the area to claim ownership, has been inspected by the joint authorities of Mondulkiri province. ...
Khmer Times Staff
More than 700 families in Oddar Meanchey province request the ministry to return their land after the company goes bankrupt
Citizens have land dispute with former sugar company in Oddar Meanchey province urges the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction to settle land dispute and give them back the title after the company goes bankrupt and withdraws from the economic land concession, which ...
In protected Prey Lang forest, communities pushed out but mining companies welcomed in
Kampong Thom’s Sandan district: Snang An village chief Sok Heng proudly displays a photo of his new home, constructed in July 2021, as his phone’s background image. But Late Cheng Mining Development, a gold mining firm with ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit, ...
Khuon Narim and Jack Brook
Mondulkiri solves its biggest land dispute
An outside the court settlement was made in the biggest land dispute in Mondulkiri province had seen since 2019. Bousra commune chief Yeut Savin said yesterday that land disputes involving three companies – Varanasi Economic Land Concession Company, Socfin-KCD Company, Kovipama Company – and indigenous ...
Prey Lang community asks government to revoke economic land concessions from companies
Prey Lang Community Network calls on the government to revoke the economic land concessions of companies in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary and the role of civil servants involved in crime and to strictly enforce the law to prevent crimes in this protected area, after ...
Nearly 100 families in Oddar Meanchey province have dispute with the sugar company
Approximately 92 evicted families as the result of land dispute with the sugar company located in Sangkat Kon Kreal, Samrong City, Oddar Meanchey province apply for a social land concession for two hectares per family as they claim that there is no land for agriculture. ...
1.36M hectares given to 487K households in 22 years: gov’t
Over the past 22 years, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has distributed 1,356,396.16ha of land to 487,157 households, including members of the armed forces, border police officers and poor people. ...
Two companies lose ELCs in Kampot
The government has partially revoked the Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) of two companies for failing to develop the land as intended in Kampot province’s Chhuk district. ...
Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Family Given Preah Sihanouk State Land for Tourism Development
The Cambodian government has granted a 600-hectare concession to the family of notorious tycoon Ly Yong Phat, whose sugarcane concessions have been at the center of human rights violations. ...
Cambodia’s land concessions yield few benefits, sow social and environmental devastation
Cambodia’s government has strenuously promoted long-term leasing of unused land as Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) to attract investors and encourage development in the impoverished nation, but observers say the policy has resulted in few benefits at the cost of huge social and environmental impacts. ...
Koh Rong land ‘belongs to firm’
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday that the 35ha being bulldozed by Royal Group Co Ltd in Koh Rong belongs to it after it was leased to it for 99 years by the government in 2008. ...
Gov’t denies CCIM land concessions report
A government official has denied information recently released by the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM) about the impact of investment in land concessions in several provinces.He considered the information to be dated and the problem already solved, but welcomed the investigation of complaints, if ...
Kampong Chhnang governor denies Vietnamese land rumours
Kampong Chhnang provincial Governor Chhour Chandoeun yesterday dismissed rumours that the government is giving land concessions to Vietnamese people from a floating village on Tonle Sap lake. He said that the provincial authorities are in the process of resettling Cambodians and Vietnamese from the floating ...
Land row villagers see hope
The Preah Vihear provincial authority and other relevant parties issued a statement on Wednesday that contained five points aimed to end a land dispute between 330 families and private company Metrei Pheap. This follows the submission of a petition requesting Prime Minister Hun Sen to ...
Preah Vihear land dispute drags on
Preah Vihear provincial authorities have requested villagers to stop clearing disputed land and wait for authorities to find a solution according to the “tiger skin formula”, which aims to reduce the impact of economic land concessions (ELCs) on villagers’ farming land. The villagers have been ...
Koh Kong families call on firm to resolve decades-old row
The three families – the last holdouts after hundreds of others have moved out – said Union Development Group (UDG) had built fences around their properties in Kiri Sakor district’s Koh Sdach commune, blocking their access, in an attempt to force them to give in ...
Relocation land not cleared
Over 1,000 hectares of agricultural land granted as compensation to more than 300 ethnic Lao families displaced from Sre Kor village in Stung Treng province by the Lower Sesan II dam project have not been cleared for cultivation, threatening the families with a food shortage, ...
Court summons villagers in land dispute
Svay Rieng Provincial Court has summoned eight members from a group of 200 villagers who occupied land at the centre of a long-running dispute with a development company on Wednesday. The villagers from Ampil commune in Romeas Hek district have been ordered to clarify their actions ...
Villagers occupy land in stand-off
Police yesterday confronted more than 200 villagers in Svay Rieng province as they tried to occupy land at the centre of a long-running dispute with a development company. The villagers are unhappy because the government granted NK Venture special permission to build a sugar plantation on ...
Land measured for villagers
A land dispute working group in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday started measuring land for three communities in Smach Daeng village in Prey Nob district’s Ream commune, who had a long-running land dispute with the Yi Yea Group Company who had received an economic land concession ...