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Blitz on land grabs: Authorities seize back 2,000 ha of flooded forest

In an effort to restore natural habitat, Land Management Minister Chea Sophara yesterday began a crackdown against encroachments in Tonle Sap lake’s flooded forest and seized back more than 2,000 hectares in Kampong Chhnang province. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50979345/blitz-on-land-grabs-authorities-seize-back-2000-ha-of-flooded-forest/

Cambodia acts to save largest lake

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered relevant authorities to launch a large-scale crackdown on illegal land grabs around the kingdom’s largest freshwater lake — Tonle Sap — and to seize back all the encroached land. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50979678/cambodia-acts-to-save-largest-lake/

Gov’t clarifies division of Tamouk Lake

After the government ceded an additional 36 hectares of Tamouk Lake to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) in a sub-decree dated August 26, questions were raised as to whether or not it was given to Generals Vong Pisen and Sao Sokha, who were named ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50962314/govt-clarifies-division-of-tamouk-lake/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-locked-kandal-land-row-seek-compromise

Gov’t rejects firm’s bid to reclaim lake for satellite city

The Government has rejected an application by a private company wishing to purchase 1,000 hectares of land in Kandal province to develop a satellite city. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929759/govt-rejects-firms-bid-to-reclaim-lake-for-satellite-city/

Oddar Meanchey’s authorities issue warning to land encroachment instigators

The Oddar Meanchey Provincial Administration issued a public to people who incited people to illegally encroach on state land to cease their illegal activities immediately. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50919920/oddar-meancheys-authorities-issue-warning-to-land-encroachment-instigators/

Koh Kong probes encroachment onto state land

The Botum Sakor district authorities in Koh Kong province are continuing to investigate cases involving hundreds of people illegally encroaching on more than 15ha of state land. District governor Hak Leng said on July 6 that the land in question has been allocated from the protected ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-probes-encroachment-state-land

Commune chiefs back-pedal on state land signatures

Authorities in several provinces have issued letters annulling their previously signed orders regarding land occupied in protected areas and biodiversity corridors after the Ministry of Environment issued a letter in May calling their actions illegal. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chiefs-back-pedal-state-land-signatures

Man to face court over Koh Kong land

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration is building a case against a man who allegedly forged documents claiming to represent nearly 1,000 families making requests to clear land in conservation and nature reserve areas in Koh Kong and Botum Sakor districts.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-face-court-over-koh-kong-land

Encroachment on Tonle Sap flooded forest land persists

Battambang provincial officials said land encroachment still occurred on thousands of hectares of flooded forest land bordering Tonle Sap Lake, and authorities lacked the resources to protect these areas.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachment-tonle-sap-flooded-forest-land-persists

Illegal company stopped from filling flooded forest in Banteay Meanchey

An illegal company that was not identified was stopped by authorities from filling in a protected flooded forest area in Banteay Meanchey province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866527/illegal-company-stopped-from-filling-flooded-forest-in-banteay-meanchey/

At least 17 people arrested for grabbing state land

At least 17 people have been arrested for encroaching on state land in Preah Vihear province’s Kulen district. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50865370/at-least-17-people-arrested-for-grabbing-state-land/

PM’s help to be sought to allocate reserved land for 167 families

Banteay Meanchey deputy governor Ly Sary has embarked on a mission to identify 200 hectares of land in  Roneam Daun Sam Malai Wildlife Sanctuary to be allocated for 167 families to legally reside and cultivate their respective lands. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849980/pms-help-to-be-sought-to-allocate-reserved-land-for-167-families/

Another 17 hectares of Tamok Lake carved out for Gov’t agencies

The 17 hectares carved out of Tamok Lake were detailed in three separate sub-decrees published in the Royal Gazette. Ten hectares of land was given to the Health Ministry, four to the Civil Services Ministry and three to Phnom Penh Municipal Police. ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/another-17-hectares-of-tamok-lake-carved-out-for-govt-agencies-/5855797.html

Koh Kong authorities look for land grabbers

A technical working group in Koh Kong province is inspecting state land in Sre Ambel district’s Chroy Svay and Boeung Preav communes on suspicions of illegal land grabbing in the biodiversity corridor and multi-use areas.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-look-land-grabbers

Hunt for suspects continues after Preah Sihanouk sea restored

Stung Hav district authorities in Preah Sihanouk province have removed soil that was dumped into the sea along the coast to create new land in an area without authorisation and are working to determine the identity of the responsible parties.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-suspects-continues-after-preah-sihanouk-sea-restored

Sea fillers warned of legal actions

The Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities are working to identify people who have filled in the sustainable Use Area in Koh Kong ’s Mondul Seima district and an area of sea in Preah Sihanouk’s Stung Hav district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sea-fillers-warned-legal-actions

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809478/preah-vihear-authorities-warn-against-illegal-purchase-or-sale-of-protected-land/

Governors told to demolish illegal fencing

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed municipal and provincial governors across the country to take measures against any individuals who build fences that encroach on state land and affect public interests in their localities. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/governors-told-demolish-illegal-fencing

Police detain K Speu land grabbers

Military Police personnel, in cooperation with environmental rangers in Kampong Speu province, have cracked down on natural resource crimes and illegal encroachment of state land in Oral district’s Ta Sal commune. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-detain-k-speu-land-grabbers

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