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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/

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

PM hands over more than 3,000 hectares of land to people in Pursat

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree to amend the area of ​​3,448 hectares, 77 and hand it over to the people of Pursat to live in and enjoy. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083820/pm-hands-over-more-than-3000-hectares-of-land-to-people-in-pursat/

10 arrested over land grabbing in Preah Sihanouk province

Officials in Preah Sihanouk province arrested 10 people over land grabbing in Kampong Seila district. Reports said almost 300 people were involved in the land encroachment in the province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501041329/10-arrested-over-land-grabbing-in-preah-sihanouk-province/

More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land returned to the state

More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land in six provinces surrounding Tonle Sap lake have been returned to the government, according to an official. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501034793/more-than-62000-hectares-of-flooded-forest-land-returned-to-the-state/

Over 60ha of encroached land seized in K Chhnang

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration has confiscated over 60 hectares of illegally grabbed state land in Kampong Tralach district. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501018828/over-60ha-of-encroached-land-seized-in-k-chhnang/

M’kiri authorities on manhunt over 6,000ha of grabbed land

The Department of Agriculture authorities are on a manhunt to track down those involved in the encroachment of more than 6,000 hectares of forest land since January 5 in Mondulkiri province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501014669/mkiri-authorities-on-manhunt-over-6000ha-of-grabbed-land/

Mondulkiri officials under scrutiny over land

Pen Ean, a personal adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen, has submitted a letter to Minister of Interior Sar Kheng requesting that the ministry review the case O’Raing district governor Seak Mony of Mondulkiri province and other officials in that district who allegedly conspired to ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-officials-under-scrutiny-over-land

More than 60,000 hectares of flooded forest seized by state from encroachers

As the crackdown and seizure of encroached swamp forest land continues, the government has so far seized more than 60,000 hectares of encroached land from more than 14,000 families. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501012926/more-than-60000-hectares-of-flooded-forest-seized-by-state-from-encroachers/

Taskforce to fight all state land grabs in M’kiri forests

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon formed a joint-task force for the prevention of forestry crimes in Mondulkiri province following a clampdown on illegal occupation of state land there. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/taskforce-fight-all-state-land-grabs-mkiri-forests

Long term residents of state land ask for stability via land titles

People living in the Prek Ta Kong community in Phnom Penh are concerned about the legal status of their homes as they live above the sewer pipes, and have never received land titles, despite some families having lived there for 40 years. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501003610/long-term-residents-of-state-land-ask-for-stability-via-land-titles/

Two more land in court for Tonle Sap encroachment

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on December 22 detained a commune chief in Preah Netr Preah district and a reporter from the Khmer Student News Unit on charges of illegal encroachment, occupation and sale of state land that is part of Region 3 of the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-more-land-court-tonle-sap-encroachment

Stolen 700 hectares of Tonle Sap land returned to the state

A deputy provincial police chief in Kampong Chhnang province was involved in the encroachment of nearly 700 hectares of flooded forest in the Tonle Sap Lake area, while so far the Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities have returned 2,000 hectares of land to state ownership. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50980801/stolen-700-hectares-of-tonle-sap-land-returned-to-the-state/

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