Land policy and administration

Private company receives nearly 13 hectares of riverside property, more than 300 families face eviction

More than 300 poor families face eviction to allow a private company to develop land in the Russei Keo district to the north of the Chroy Changvar bridge in Phnom Penh. ...

Khuon Narim

Koh Kong provincial authorities deny fainting and death due to land dispute protest in front of provincial hall

Koh Kong provincial authorities have denied that people fainted and died due to a protest in front of Koh Kong Provincial Hall on March 15, 2023, while protesters claimed that four people fainted and one died in hospital due to health problems during protests over ...

Sovann Sreypich

Indigenous communities urge action on collective land titles

Just 38 indigenous communities out of 455 have received communal land titles since the government first made them available in 2009, with indigenous activists and rights groups bemoaning the notoriously slow process. ...

Son Sarak

Nine Boeng Tamok residents placed under court supervision, face additional charges

 Nine Boeng Tamok lake residents face charges of “intentional acts of violence and obstruction of public officials” and were placed under court supervision following a February 21 warrant issued by the Phnom Penh Municipal court. ...

Phon Sotthyroth and Runn Sreydeth

300 army, police families at border get new homes

Officials from the Departments of Land Management, Urban Planning, Construction and Cadastral Affairs of Tbong Khmum and Svay Rieng provinces have begun to prepare over 300 plots of social land concessions for members of the police and armed forces stationed along the Cambodia-Vietnam border, and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Preah Sihanouk warns of land scammers

The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration has warned several families not to be fooled by the claims of land brokers who sold them land which belongs to Canadia Bank Plc. ...

Chea Sokny

Borey VIP, 373 families in mediation

The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration has scheduled March 3 as the next date for mediation between real estate developer Borey VIP, its creditors and more than 350 families who say they have paid for homes which have not been built. ...

Long Kimmarita

11,177 hectares in Bokor National Park granted to tycoon Sok Kong

Oknha Sok Kong received 11,177 hectares of land inside Preah Monivong Bokor National Park via an August 4, 2022 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, published in the Council of Ministers’ Royal Gazette last week. ...

Khuon Narim and Phon Sotthyroth

Indigenous community banned from farming over unclear zoning in Areng valley

 Preav Hun cultivated bananas and mangos in the Areng valley of the Cardamom mountains for more than 25 years, but for the past six months Ministry of Environment officials have banned him and his indigenous Chorng neighbors from farming as the government rezones the protected ...

Seoung Nimol

Kandal prepares for launch of new towns

The Kandal Provincial Administration held a meeting to prepare for the launch of Arey Ksat and Sampov Poun towns after the government decided on their new designation. ...

Sem Pisey

Nearly 500 families in Kandal province concerned over forced evictions

Nearly 500 families living in Tumnob 94 in Kandal province are worried about forced evictions after authorities claimed they were living in slums and illegally while the citizens claim that they had lived in the area for more than 30 years and had valid residence ...

Khut Sokun

Ministry of Interior orders Tbong Khmum provincial governor to resolve land issues for more than 200 families

The Ministry of Interior has ordered the Tbong Khmum provincial governor to resolve land issues for more than 200 families in Memot and Tambor district, Tbong Khmum provinces after more than 10 years of dispute with private companies and authorities and seeking intervention from the ...

Khut Sokun

Civil society organizations believe that state land should be reclaimed after demolition of fence on Ochheuteal beach

Civil society organizations call on government to revoke land title legalized as legal entities on more than 8,000 square meters that is considered as a violation on the law and detrimental to the beauty of the coastal area. ...

Morm Moniroth

Sihanoukville beach fence demolished overnight

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials said Thursday that authorities had demolished a fence built directly on O’Chheuteal beach overnight after social media criticism and news reports. ...

Morm Moniroth

Owner behind Sihanoukville fence construction still a mystery

The owner of a concrete-and-brick wall being built directly on Sihanoukville’s O’Chheuteal beach in recent weeks remains a mystery, with authorities and workers alike refusing to say who is cordoning off the public beach. ...

Morm Moniroth

Kandal families slated for eviction from airport site renew requests for land titles

 Hundreds of families living along both sides of the so-called “94 canal” and facing relocation to make way for a new airport in Kandal province called for authorities to give them land titles, on-site development and an end to intimidation, during a public forum in ...

Sorn Sarath and Phon Sotthyroth

Protest erupts in troubled Preah Sihanouk commune

Some 40 villagers blocked a national road in Preah Sihanouk this week, lighting smoking fires and wielding sticks in front of authorities in a land dispute in an area that has seen prior violence and conflicting claims among military and powerful individuals. ...

Mech Dara

After twenty years, land disputants call on Hun Manet for resolution

Three families in Preah Sihanouk province, including that of a military veteran, are calling on army commander Hun Manet to resolve their long-standing land dispute against a local businessperson. ...

Mech Dara

Electricite Du Cambodge Gets 70 Hectares of Boeng Tamok

The government continued the trend of giving state institutions and private individuals tracts of land on Phnom Penh’s Boeng Tamok lake, handing over 70 hectares to state utilities supplier Electricite du Cambodge. ...

Seoung Nimol

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