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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/

Document suggests state land sale to tycoon at discount Price

Hundreds of hectares in Mondulkiri were sold to a major tycoon’s family for as low as 600 riel per square meter, a government document suggests, and is facing protests from existing residents. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/document-suggests-state-land-sale-to-tycoon-at-discount-price/

Bunong claim gov’t gave their land away

Indigenous people representing nearly 100 families in Sen Monorom commune, O’Raing district, Mondulkiri province, have filed a complaint against the authorities for granting 255 hectares of their land to a private company for investment and development as a natural tourism area. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501178877/bunong-claim-govt-gave-their-land-away/

Government cuts 67 hectares of Boeung Ta Mok to a director of a real estate company

The government, through a sub-decree, cut off 67 hectares of Boeung Ta Mok in Phnom Penh to a businessman who have ties to Prim Minister Hun Sen’s daughter. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/10/18/orkide-director-gets-67-hectares-on-boeng-tamok/

More than 20 families in Kampot province accuse a powerful person of encroaching on their land and sue many people for imprisonment

Approximately 26 families in Kep province who have plantations in Kampot province accuse a powerful person of encroaching on nearly 60 hectares of their land and sued the people to threaten to demoralize not to protest. ...

Mean Rith
https://www.rfa.org/khmer/news/land/more-than-20-families-in-kampot-accuse-an-influential-person-of-encroaching-on-their-land-and-imprisoning-them-09082022112709.html

49 families in land dispute with Cheam Phen continue to ask for the intervention of the prime minister

Approximately 49 families living in Chamrang point, Keo Phos commune, Preah Sihanouk province, who have land dispute with Mr. Cheam Phen, the owner of Leo Beer again continue to call on Prime Minister Hun Sen to urge his subordinates to cut 352 hectares of farmland ...

Mao Sotheany
https://www.rfa.org/khmer/news/land/49-families-in-sihanoukville-have-land-dispute-with-oknha-cheam-phen-and-continue-to-ask-for-hun-sen-intervention-09282022130759.html

Land swap detailed: firm gets 69 hectares for $10M construction

A Ream development company is among the latest beneficiaries of land privatizations – and in a rare instance, the state’s deal with the developer was revealed in official documents. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/land-swap-detailed-firm-gets-69-hectares-for-10m-construction/

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

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