Land

Gov’t refutes Licadho claim of 1,000s of families in land disputes

The government has refuted claims by the Cambodia League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (Licadho) that thousands of families have been involved in land disputes for the last two years and some are detained in prison for voicing their grievances. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50954184/govt-refutes-licadho-claim-of-1000s-of-families-in-land-disputes/

Massive Mark 82 bomb retrieved by CMAC

The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) dispatched a group of professionals to retrieve a relic of the war that ravaged the country – a uxo. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50950920/massive-mark-82-bomb-retrieved-by-cmac/

Stalls built on drainage in Por Sen Chey dismantled

Authorities in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district have dismantled more than 10 stalls that were illegally built on a drainage system and encroached on the road by 2m in Trapeang Krasang village and commune. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stalls-built-drainage-por-sen-chey-dismantled

Mystery over Stung Treng cleared forest land to be solved

Sesan district governor said he will solve the mystery surrounding illegally cleared forest land after more than 50 families appealed to the Stung Treng provincial authorities for an investigation into the clearing of hundreds of hectares in Kbal Romeas commune’s Krabei Chrom village.   ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949090/mystery-over-stung-treng-cleared-forest-land-to-be-solved/

The great Koh Kong land rush: Areas stripped of protection by Cambodian gov’t being bought up

In July, conservationists in Cambodia sounded the alarm over a regulation that saw eight protected areas in Koh Kong province collectively lose territory twice the size of Phnom Penh, the country’s capital. Officials said the move, affecting nearly 127,000 hectares (314,000 acres) under Sub-decree No. ...

Gerald Flynn
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/10/the-great-koh-kong-land-rush-areas-stripped-of-protection-by-cambodian-govt-being-bought-up/

100 ha of land illegally cleared in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

The Andong Kraloeng forestry community is up and arms over 100 hectares of forest land inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary being cleared illegally with no intervention and action taken by the provincial environment department. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50944346/100-ha-of-land-illegally-cleared-in-keo-seima-wildlife-sanctuary/

Kep plans prison intended to be a ‘place of education’

The Kep Provincial Administration, through the General Department of Prisons (GDP), has requested that 5ha of land be designated as state private property to be used for the construction of a new provincial prison in Andong Sar village of Damnak Changaur district’s Poang Teuk commune. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kep-plans-prison-intended-be-place-education

Commune chief denying alleged land-grab scheme

Th chief of Prasat commune in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district denied allegations that he had conspired to take residents’s land in village II. ...

Om Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chief-denying-alleged-land-grab-scheme

Thirty Tuol Kork families request change in plans for relocations

Residents from villages 16 and 17 who have been affected by the railway development project in the capital’s Tuol Kork district met with municipal hall officials to discuss the plans for their relocation to Kandal province or Phnom Penh’s Kambol district. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thirty-tuol-kork-families-request-change-plans-relocations

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

CMAA receives $1 million aid from China for demining efforts

China’s Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister Wu Jianghao signed an agreement with Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) vice-president Ly Thuch to provide equipment worth about $1 million. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50934480/cmaa-receives-1-million-aid-from-china-for-demining-efforts/

Kandal residents briefly detained for taking photos of new airport development

A mother and son contesting the development of Phnom Penh’s new international airport in Kandal province were detained on Wednesday for taking photos of their rice field being cleared by the developer, but were released after agreeing to stop protesting. ...

Ouch Sony
https://vodenglish.news/kandal-residents-briefly-detained-for-taking-photos-of-new-airport-development/

Villagers in Koh Kong seek land dispute resolution

197 families in Koh Kong province’s Chi khor loeu commune, Sre Ambel district have filed a complaint to the Ministry of Interior to take legal action against the Heng Huy Company which has supposedly encroached on more than 400 hectares of their land. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50931236/villagers-in-koh-kong-seek-land-dispute-resolution/

Kampot proposes live fire grounds

The Kampot Provincial Administration is preparing a proposal to the Ministry of National Defence through the Army Command to register nearly 30ha of land in Koh Touch commune’s Prek Ampil Village of Bokor town as a live fire training ground for the Kampot military operational ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-proposes-live-fire-grounds

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/

Kuoy families in Preah Vihear worry over land issue

More than 250 indigenous Kuoy families in Preah Vihear province have refused to accept compensation from a gold mining company that has offered them just $500 per hectare of land. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929763/kuoy-families-in-preah-vihear-worry-over-land-issue/

UXOs to be cleared around Koh Ker Temple in bid for UNESCO listing

Preah Vihear Authority in cooperation with CMAC is going to clear mines and other unexploded ordnances (UXOs) in the Koh Ker Temple area, in Preah Vihear province, this month in order to pave the way for UNESCO heritage site listing. ,,,  ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929020/uxos-to-be-cleared-around-koh-ker-temple-in-bid-for-unesco-listing/

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