Land classifications

State private land

Environment Minister: Stealing state land cannot be hidden; stop immediately

Eang Sophalleth, Minister of Environment, ordered the illegal encroachment on state forest land to stop immediately because this violation cannot be hidden. The Royal Government of Cambodia is paying close attention to and strictly implementing transparent legal measures and efficiency. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Tycoon’s son receives 6,234 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park

A company linked to the son of tycoon Ly Yong Phat received a 6,234 hectare concession inside Botum Sakor National Park, according to a January sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published on Wednesday. ...

Eung Sea

PM orders immediate crackdowns on land grabs and illegal logging

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture and provincial officials to stamp out illegal land encroachment and illegal logging in the country. ...

Son Minea

Prime minister’s relative receives 30 hectares of Mondulkiri forest land

Government official Dy Panha received 30.79 hectares of land in northeastern Mondulkiri province cut from forest cover in a September sub-decree released publicly earlier this year.  ...

Eung Sea and Khuon Narim

Tbong Khmum Provincial Court questioned two community representatives in connection with encroachment on state land

Two community representatives in Memot district were questioned by the Tbong Khmum Provincial Court in connection with allegations of illegal encroachment on state land as they allegedly did not act as alleged. ...

Phon Sottyroth

500 Kandal families petition authorities to halt evictions for airport development

Hundreds of families facing displacement from a $1.5 billion airport project in Kandal province petitioned the provincial governor Monday, requesting authorities grant them land titles and allow them to continue living on the land. ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth

11,177 hectares in Bokor National Park granted to tycoon Sok Kong

Oknha Sok Kong received 11,177 hectares of land inside Preah Monivong Bokor National Park via an August 4, 2022 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, published in the Council of Ministers’ Royal Gazette last week. ...

Khuon Narim and Phon Sotthyroth

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

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

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

Authorities start sealing off land for project in Koh Rong city

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration yesterday started putting up boundary posts to build a fence around a 350,000-square-metre site of a private company to develop tourist sites at two villages in Koh Rong city. ...

Tith Kongnov

Land encroachment crime reported in Pursat

Following the departure of the former governor of the province, authorities reported a resurgence in land encroachment cases. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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

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