Land classifications

State private land

Families locked in Kandal land row seek compromise

Most of the 329 families from seven villages with crops planted on state land in the Chamkar Barang area of Tuol Prich commune in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district have refused to accept the inter-ministerial settlement policy that seeks to relocate them to make way ...

Nov Sivutha

Government cedes another 20 hectares of Ta Mouk Lake

The government gave up another 20 hectares of Ta Mouk Lake for a private development building and other infrastructure. ...

Yin Soeum

Koh Kong residents protest encroachment on state land

More than 100 families living in Chroy Svay commune in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district protested in front of the district hall to demand that authorities keep 63ha of lowland forest as state property and take legal action against forest encroachers. ...

Voun Dara

Encroachers try pillars in Koh Kong

Thousands of square metres of state forest land in roughly 11ha of state reserve land in Koh Sdech village, Koh Sdech commune, Kiri Sakor district, Koh Kong province, were illegally encroached upon by unknown people. They have installed concrete and wooden pillars. ...

Nov Sivutha

Preah Vihear authorities warn against illegal purchase or sale of protected land

The Ministry of Environment has warned people that it is illegal to buy or sell lands in natural protected and conservation areas in Preah Vihear province. ...

Buth Sela

Ministry asserts power over state private land

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has reasserted its authority to conduct cadastral surveys of land plots that aim to establish leaseholder rights over state private land. State private land is legally defined as all property that belongs to the state but does ...

Long Kimmarita

Koh Kong confronts encroachment on protected state land

Authorities in Koh Kong province are searching for the individuals who set up border posts on nearly 200ha of protected forest, with officials and activists claiming that powerful tycoons had hired local people to encroach on the land. ...

Voun Dara

Royal pine plantation now protected

The roughly 40ha of land in Mondulkiri province’s Sen Monorom town where the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk historically presided over the royal “Vegetation” ceremonies to plant pine trees will soon be transferred to state property and protected. Provincial governor Svay Sam Eang said citizens ...

Khorn Savi

More than 200 protest over land woes in Preah Sihanouk

More than 200 villagers from Stung Hav and Prey Nop districts yesterday held a protest in front of Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall over land disputes and a delay in the issuing of titles for state land which the government had agreed to transfer to some of ...

Pech Sotheary

Kandal state land reclassified

The government has approved the reclassification of 70-hectares of land along the Mekong river in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district for Khun Sear Import and Export Company to rent. According to a letter signed on May 2 by Chhit Sokhon, a secretary of state at ...

Ben Sokhean

Evictees speak of hopelessness

Ouk Chetana, a 39-year-old mother of two, sits on a bamboo bed in a temporary home after the house she had lived in since 2009 was destroyed by authorities, as the village she shared with some 200 other families was deemed to have encroached on ...

Voun Dara

Land in capital reclassified

The government has reclassified 35 hectares of state land in Phnom Penh as state-private land to be developed by a private company, a sub-decree seen by Khmer Times showed yesterday. In accordance with the sub-decree, signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen in September, the government converted ...

Ven Rathavong

Land on capital’s riverfront is opened up for investment

The government has signed off on a proposal to designate more than 9 hectares of land along Phnom Penh’s riverfront as state-private land, opening it up for private investment or long-term leasing. The 9.25-hectare stretch of riverfront from the capital’s Night Market to the Chroy ...

Hor Kimsay

Three who sold land for veterans arrested

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province on Sunday arrested three people accused of inciting villagers to occupy state land slated for use by retired armed forces members. ...

Pav Suy

Private entities handed state land

The government has converted three plots of land in Phnom Penh from state public property to state private property – effectively handing them to private entities – including a Ministry of Planning office on Monivong Boulevard that was transferred to the son-in-law of a senior ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen

Guilty walk free in land sale case

Two Ministry of Mines officials were convicted on corruption charges yesterday in a Phnom Penh court after confessing to selling state land, but nonetheless walked free after a judge reduced their sentences. ...

Niem Chheng

Corrupt officials admit selling government land for profit

The head of the Preah Vihear Provincial Department of Mines and Energy admitted to illegally selling a plot of government land for $62,400 in profit at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, but called for a lighter sentence, claiming he used the money to help ...

Niem Chheng

Police nab two posing as​ NGO official, reporter

Police in Kompong Thom province have arrested two men respectively claiming to be an environmental NGO official and a reporter who allegedly extorted locals by threatening to tell authorities they were farming illegally on state land. ...

Chhorn Phearun

Preah Vihear officials charged in graft case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged two officials from the Preah Vihear mines and energy department with corruption yesterday, with a former colleague linking the charges to an illicit 2014 land sale. ...

Phak Seangly and Mech Dara

Land dispute closes a national road

About 50 protesting villagers in Sihanoukville’s Mouy commune blocked National Road 4 yesterday for about one hour in an effort to stop authorities from demolishing their houses illegally built in the Kbal Chhay protected forest. Heng Sokhom, a representative of the group, acknowledged that their houses ...

Pech sotheary

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