Land

Land policy and administration

Director of nat’l park accused of Koh Kong land grab

Sak Setha, permanent secretary of state for the Ministry of Interior, issued a letter requesting that Koh Kong provincial governor Mithona Phuthong resolve a dispute over more than 5ha of land between the director of the Botum Sakor National Park and a resident. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/director-natl-park-accused-koh-kong-land-grab

Land rights activist flees Cambodia, saying she received death threat

Land rights activist Sat Pha, who was convicted of incitement last August in relation to a protest one year earlier outside the Chinese embassy, has fled Cambodia saying a death threat was posted on her door in Phnom Penh. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/land-rights-activist-flees-cambodia-saying-she-received-death-threat/

State land in protected area not for sale: official

A senior Ministry of Environment official urged commune and district administrations to stop signing certificates of transfer of rights, land use applications, or sale or purchase letters for state land within natural protected areas and biodiversity corridors under their jurisdiction. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/state-land-protected-area-not-sale-official

Development of mega-airport continues, despite opposition by locals

Families who have to make way for Phnom Penh’s new mega airport are refusing to relocate to land set aside for them, and are demanding more monetary compensation for what they’re being forced to vacate. ...

Sorn Sarath and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/development-of-mega-airport-continues-despite-opposition-by-locals/

Kep vendors and fishermen worried about land reclamation impacts

Vendors and fishermen in Kep province have expressed their concerns over the development of a new beach as part of a state-owned project, with nearly three kilometers of land being dumped into the sea. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/kep-vendors-and-fishermen-worried-about-land-reclamation-impacts/

Half of capital’s public land dwellers accept relocation

Speaking at a press conference on the progress and future direction of Phnom Penh on March 1, Deputy governor Keut Che said that from 2019 through 2021, the administration has solved the problems of 150 out of the 300 poor communities living on state public ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/half-capitals-public-land-dwellers-accept-relocation

Tatok community members waiting for land titles in dispute over ownership

The Tatok community is located alongside canal 03 in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, where 35 families live. They are waiting for City Hall to issue them land titles after submitting their petition in late 2018. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/tatok-community-members-waiting-for-land-titles-in-dispute-over-ownership/

Bunong seek burial grounds justice

Six representatives of the Bunong indigenous community have filed a complaint with the Mondulkiri Provincial Court seeking an investigation into their commune and village chiefs, who they alleged had turned a blind eye to infringement on their traditional burial grounds.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-seek-burial-grounds-justice

Tonle Sap Lake forest replanting underway

More than 60,000ha of flooded forest land in Zone 3 in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake has been reclaimed from nearly 15,000 families and returned to the state. Officials have since reforested the area with different kinds of trees, bamboos and palm ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lake-forest-replanting-underway

Banteay Srei governor: Probe into ‘misconduct’ welcome

Khim Finan, the governor of Banteay Srei district in Siem Reap province, said he would welcome the opening of an investigation into his conduct, after a businesswoman sued him for “inciting and invading private property, and non-compliance with a court decision”. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-srei-governor-probe-misconduct-welcome

Banteay Meanchey 20-year land dispute ends with lot draw

More than 1,000 families have drawn lots for land plots at Boeung 75 in Tuol Pongro commune’s O’Ampil village of Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district after a long-running dispute was resolved. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-20-year-land-dispute-ends-lot-draw

Sar Kheng tells officials to solve encroachment in Battambang province area

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng urged authorities in Battambang province to resolve land disputes in a transparent and fair manner and to improve delivery of public services. His message was particularly aimed at commune councils, clerks and village chiefs. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-tells-officials-solve-encroachment-battambang-province-area

Adhoc report false: officials

Officials from the Pursat and Mondulkiri provincial administrations have rejected the findings of a new Adhoc report which claimed that wrongful arrest, allegations and detention of people involved in land disputes was rampant, and that corruption was rife in the mediation of such cases. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adhoc-report-false-officials

Preah Sihanouk talks land use policies for 2038 SEZ vision

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction and the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration discussed a draft of the land use policy for the development of the province as a “model” multi-purpose Special Economic Zone (SEZ). ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-talks-land-use-policies-2038-sez-vision

Ministry warns state forest land grabber of legal action

The Ministry of Environment has warned of legal action against a woman and her Australian husband for illegally occupying and selling 50ha of land in the protected area of Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pramuoy commune’s Stung Thmey village of Pursat province’s Veal Veng district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-warns-state-forest-land-grabber-legal-action

Mondulkiri land registry system underway

A working group from the Ministry of Environment is inspecting over 10,000ha of land in Mondulkiri province after the provincial administration requested the ministry to create a registry system that would enable the occupants of the land to gain legal title to it. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-land-registry-system-underway

Nine face charges in Kandal land dispute

Kandal provincial police arrested at least 30 people after a clash with protesters on September 12 over a land dispute at the new Phnom Penh International Airport construction site in Kandal Stung district’s Boeung Khyang commune. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nine-face-charges-kandal-land-dispute

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

30 arrested amid clash at new airport construction site

Kandal provincial police have arrested 30 people after a clash with protesters on September 12 over a land dispute at the new Phnom Penh International Airport construction site in Kandal Stung district’s Boeung Khyang commune. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/30-arrested-amid-clash-new-airport-construction-site

Nat’l Police chief shakes up land dispute working group

National police chief Neth Savoeun has changed the composition of the working group for land dispute investigation and prevention of illegal encroachment of state land nationwide, including the appointment of deputy National Police chief Dy Vichea as chairman of the group. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/natl-police-chief-shakes-land-dispute-working-group

Contact us

Contact us

Do you have questions on the content published by Open Development Cambodia (ODC)? We will gladly help you.

Have you found a technical problem or issue on the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website?

Tell us how we're doing.

Do you have resources that could help expand the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website? We will review any map data, laws, articles, and documents that we do not yet have and see if we can implement them into our site. Please make sure the resources are in the public domain or fall under a Creative Commons license.

File was deleted
ERROR!

Disclaimer: Open Development Cambodia (ODC) will thoroughly review all submitted resources for integrity and relevancy before the resources are hosted. All hosted resources will be in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons. We thank you for your support.

CNysp
* The idea box couldn't be blank! Something's gone wrong, Please Resubmit the form! Please add the code correctly​ first.

Thank you for taking the time to get in contact!