Land

Mine, UXO incidents see sharp rise

At least 66 people have been killed and injured by mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) so far this year, an increase of 23 on the same period last year, a report obtained by The Post said. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mine-uxo-incidents-see-sharp-rise

Japanese mine aid agreed

The Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) is to provide the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) with $401,650 in untied aid following the signing of an agreement on Monday. JMAS representative Noriyoshi Suenaga and CMAC director-general Heng Ratana signed off on the agreement. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-mine-aid-agreed

Mondulkiri governor denies lying to prime minister

Mondulkiri provincial governor Svay Sam Eang on Monday rejected an allegation made by a prominent Supreme Council for Consultation member that he had lied to Prime Minister Hun Sen in his report about encroachment on the protected Phnom Dos Kromom mountain. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-governor-denies-lying-prime-minister

Kampong Speu chief nullifies land ownership in wildlife sanctuary

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang has reclaimed 413ha of state land that he said had been illegally occupied in Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Oral district’s Trapaing Chor commune. In a letter seen by The Post on Sunday, the governor said You Sithat had ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-chief-nullifies-land-ownership-wildlife-sanctuary

Japan to boost demining efforts

Japan today will provide more than $1 million in grant aid to two NGO’s for demining work, community healthcare projects and children support networks. The signing ceremony for the grant assistance totalling $1,052,298 will be held in the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh. An embassy statement ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50647698/japan-to-boost-demining-efforts/

Bunong group attends French court hearing over land dispute

Nine representatives of the Bunong indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province who claimed to have fallen victim to a development project by French firm Socfin-KCD appeared for questioning at the Tribunal of Nanterre in France on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-group-attends-french-court-hearing-over-land-dispute

Officials investigate land swap in Kampong Speu

Authorities are investigating details of an alleged land swap between the Kampong Speu provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Touch Sarin Development Company. On Thursday The Post obtained a document outlining the deal that was submitted to the Ministers of Economy and Finance; ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-investigate-land-swap-kampong-speu

Mondulkiri officials face land clearing collusion charges

A Mondulkiri commune chief and its head of police are among three people who could face up to five years in jail for allegedly allowing protected forest to be illegally cleared after complaints were filed with the provincial court. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mkiri-officials-face-land-clearing-collusion-charges

Minister relays land encroachment prevention orders

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has urged local authorities to follow the instructions of the Council of Ministers on how to prevent illegal land encroachment. On Thursday, the Council of Ministers issued a letter to Mr Sakhon, who is chairman of the National Committee to Prevent Illegal ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50643362/minister-relays-land-encroachment-prevention-orders/

‘Anarchic’ cottage residents agree to relocate willingly

Forty-five families from Commune IV in Preah Sihanouk province’s Mittapheap district on Thursday said they would willingly dismantle their makeshift homes and relocate in exchange for 5m by 20m plots of land in Kbal Chhay district. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anarchic-cottage-residents-agree-relocate-willingly

Preah Sihanouk land dispute residents urged to provide evidence

Twenty-three residents of Preah Sihanouk province’s Bit Traing commune in Prey Nop district, who are entrenched in an eight-year land dispute, were urged on Wednesday by the Ministry of Justice to submit legal documents as proof of ownership to Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court. “We do ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-land-dispute-residents-urged-provide-evidence

Villagers summoned over land dispute in Preah Sihanouk

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court summoned a senior NGO official and 22 villagers in Prey Nop district for questioning over a land dispute with prominent tycoon Ly Yong Phat and Hong Suon, the wife of tycoon Siev Kong Triv. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-summoned-over-land-dispute-preah-sihanouk

Koh Kong authorities probe land sale in Botum Sakor National Park

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration is probing a news report that a private company had colluded with the local authorities to buy 40ha in the Botum Sakor National Park. Provincial hall spokesman Sok Sothy said on Sunday that the administration was only aware of one ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-probe-land-sale-botum-sakor-national-park

NGOs invited to discuss MFI report

Officials of NGOs Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut will attend a closed-door meeting at the Council of Ministers on Wednesday to explain the findings of their recent report claiming that increasing levels of debt at microfinance institutions (MFIs) has resulted in human rights violations. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-invited-discuss-mfi-report

Japan pledges to aid demining work until 2025

The Japan Mine Action Service yesterday pledged its continued support for demining action until 2025, when the Kingdom aims to be mine-free. Nakano Masahito, its technical adviser, said at a press briefing at the Japanese Embassy that JMAS will work hard to help clear landmines and ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638519/japan-pledges-to-aid-demining-work-until-2025/

Government to spend $4 million on Lased II

The government will spend some $4 million on the Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project Phase II (Lased II) to benefit almost 600 families in Prasat Balang district’s Doung commune in Kampong Thom province. The land allocation is aimed at alleviating poverty in ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-spend-4-million-lased-ii

US government to provide $425K for war-era cluster bomb clearance

The US government will provide an extra $425,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for it to clear the remnants of cluster bombs dropped on eastern Cambodia 40 years ago and carry out research. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-government-provide-425k-war-era-cluster-bomb-clearance

Koh Kong villagers deny dispute resolved

Representatives of villagers who are locked in a land dispute with Heng Huy Agriculture Group in Koh Kong province have denied a press release from the Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, which said the dispute had already been resolved. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-villagers-deny-dispute-resolved

Cambodia, Japan bilateral trade reaches $1B in first half

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan reached more than $1 billion in the first half of this year, up 16 per cent year-on-year, according to data from the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro). Cambodia’s exports to Japan in the first half of this year grew ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-japan-bilateral-trade-reaches-1b-first-half

Koh Kong villagers seek US intervention in land dispute

Representative of 26 families involved in a long-standing land dispute with a Chinese-owned company in Koh Kong province gathered at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday to deliver their petition seeking its intervention. The villagers said they had lost trust in state institutions ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-villagers-seek-us-intervention-land-dispute

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