Land

Land policy and administration

Cambodia asks the EU to examine the possibility of cooperating on land registration throughout the country

The Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction, Say Sam Al, requested the European Union examine the possibility of cooperation on land registration throughout the country and the establishment of construction standards in Cambodia to promote economic growth and improve the living standards of ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501439239/cambodia-asks-the-eu-to-examine-the-possibility-of-cooperating-on-land-registration-throughout-the-country/

PM lauds support for vets as 200 plots gifted

Prime Minister Hun Manet announced that 200 veterans and their families have been awarded plots of land in Svay Rieng province.​ ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-lauds-support-for-vets-as-200-plots-gifted

‘We are dying to live in our homeland’: Siem Reap villagers protest against Apsara

On Monday hundreds of families living inside the Angkor archaeological park protested against the Apsara National Authority, which manages the park, for barring them from doing construction and other activities that support their livelihoods. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/we-are-dying-to-live-in-our-homeland-siem-reap-villagers-protest-against-apsara/

Villagers demand compensation from global green mining for clearing farm

At least 10 families are demanding compensation from a private company, which cleared farms and forest land to build an access road to explore iron ore mining in Preah Vihear province. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/villagers-demand-compensation-from-global-green-mining-for-clearing-farm/

Cambodian government establish the City of Run Ta Ek Techo Sen in Siem Reap province

The Royal Government of Cambodia has issued a sub-decree to establish the city of Run Ta Ek Techo Sen in Siem Reap province by removing Run Ta Ek commune from Banteay Srei district and Balang commune from PrasatBakong district. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501424483/cambodian-government-establish-the-city-of-run-ta-ek-techo-sen-in-siem-reap-province/

STT report: forced evictions in Phnom Penh, Kandal, Takeo pushed people into debt crisis

 A report by NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Organization (STT) revealed that people who are forcibly evicted from their homes without proper resettlement are burdened with debt, have low access to food, while children experience disruptive education and are subject to child labor. ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/stt-report-forced-evictions-in-phnom-penh-kandal-takeo-pushed-people-into-debt-crisis/

More than 200 families in 2 villages in Saang district request the authorities to issue legal land titles

252 families in two villages in Teuk Vil commune, Saang district, Kandal province, asked the authorities to issue title title, claiming that they had occupied since 1979 and had a letter of occupation, but the authorities still refused to issue them while the authorities confirmed ...

Kheang Sokmean
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/more-than-200-families-in-2-villages-in-saang-district-ask-the-authorities-to-issue-land-titles/

Kampong Thom Provincial Court sentences two indigenous people to one year in land dispute

Kampong Thom Provincial Court sentences two indigenous representatives to one year in prison on “Violence against real estate owners” in connection with a land dispute with a rubber plantation developer. ...

Va Sopheanut
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/kampong-thom-provincial-court-sentences-two-indigenous-people-to-one-year-in-prison-over-land-dispute/

Land disputants doubtful that new government authority will bring justice

Locals from some communities with ongoing land disputes are not optimistic about the government’s new out-of-court dispute resolution authority. Prime Minister Hun Manet announced last month that the government body could resolve civil matters more quickly than Cambodia’s courts, but land disputants are wary of ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/land-disputants-doubtful-that-new-government-authority-will-bring-justice/

Hundreds of people near Angkor erupted in protest during the demolition of the Apsara Authority, accusing it of illegal construction

Hundreds of villagers from seven villages near Angkor in Khnat commune, Puok district and Teuk Vil commune, Siem Reap municipality, Siem Reap province, erupted in protest during the Apsara Authority’s demolition, accusing them of building illegally as they feared forced evictions and homelessness, according to ...

Kheang Sokmean
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/hundreds-of-people-near-angkor-erupted-in-protest-during-the-demolition-of-apsara-authority-accusing-it-of-illegal-construction/

7 Udom Sre Puos Community questioned by Kampong Speu Provincial Court in relation to land dispute

Seven villagers who are forest guards of the “Udom Sre Puos” community were questioned by the Kampong Speu Provincial Court on October 18 over a land dispute. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/seven-people-from-udom-sre-puos-community-were-questioned-by-kampong-speu-provincial-court/

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court of Appeal releases two land activists in Koh Kong province

The Sihanoukville Provincial Court of Appeal has decided to release two land activists on bail on charges of incitement and defamation in connection with a long-running land dispute in Koh Kong province. ...

Khuon Narim
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/appeal-court-in-preah-sihanouk-province-decided-to-release-two-land-activists-from-koh-kong-province/

Residents of some poor communities in Phnom Penh worried about evictions

Boeung Trabek community representative, Hour Seaklon, who is sitting in a house preparing vegetables for cooking with a sad face, told CamboJA that more than 40 families have not yet received land titles, despite promises from the authorities that will provide legal title after the ...

Runn Sreydeth
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/residents-of-some-poor-communities-in-phnom-penh-worried-about-evictions/

Victims of tycoon’s alleged land fraud turn to child Labor and migration to repay debt

Like many of her neighbors in Kampong Cham, Seang Sinath borrowed tens of thousands of dollars to invest in a tycoon’s land scheme, falling into overindebtedness when the company stopped paying her back. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/victims-of-tycoons-alleged-land-fraud-turn-to-child-labor-and-migration-to-repay-debt/

Officials dispute claims of Angkor ‘forced relocations’

Cambodian officials have rebuffed recent calls by Amnesty International for UNESCO to address allegations of “forced evictions” around the Angkor Archaeological Park, dismissing the claims as baseless. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-dispute-claims-angkor-forced-relocations

Samal urges SR authorities to expedite land title issuance

Say Samal, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, has urged provincial authorities to expedite the issuance of land titles to people who have volunteered to move out of Angkor Archaeological Park Area in Siem Reap province. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501349803/samal-urges-sr-authorities-to-expedite-land-title-issuance/

New concession in Botum Sakor National Park handed to Cambodia’s Royal Group

The Cambodian government has awarded another large swath of Botum Sakor National Park to local conglomerate Royal Group, carving out yet more land from this ostensibly protected area to hand over to private developers. ...

Gerald Flynn
https://news.mongabay.com/2023/08/new-concession-in-botum-sakor-national-park-handed-to-cambodias-royal-group/

Government gives 9,968 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park to Royal Group

Tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group company received 9,968 hectares inside Botum Sakor National park in Koh Kong province, according to a January 25 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published earlier this month. ...

Runn Sreydeth and Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/government-gives-9968-hectares-in-botum-sakor-national-park-to-royal-group/

Boeng Tamok activist flees to Thailand, seeking refugee status

Fearing arrest, well known land rights activist Prak Sophea fled to Thailand last week and applied for refugee status over the weekend, she told CamboJA. ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/boeng-tamok-activist-flees-to-thailand-seeking-refugee-status/

More indebted farmers suffering from arrested tycoon’s alleged land fraud file complaints

Around 100 families from Kandal, Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Cham provinces filed complaints to the Phnom Penh municipal court on Wednesday against tycoon Hy Kimhong, who was arrested earlier this week in an alleged land fraud scheme. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/more-indebted-farmers-suffering-from-arrested-tycoons-alleged-land-fraud-file-complaints/

Kep master plan lays out luxury destination vision

The Kep Tourism Master Plan 2023-2035 was officially launched on August 7, in a ceremony presided over by Minister of Tourism Thong Khon and Kep Provincial Administration officials. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kep-master-plan-lays-out-luxury-destination-vision

623 land titles distributed to more than 300 families in Kampong Thom province

623 property ownership certificates were distributed to 332 families in Kdei Ta Chen village, Treal commune, Tang Kork district on July 20, 2023, so that they have the legal right to own and use them. ...

Post Staff
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2023-07-21-1331-252571.html

Preah Vihear allocates 335ha land for villagers

The Preah Vihear Provincial Administration has announced a campaign to measure and distribute 335ha of land in Pheareaketch village in Preah Vihear town’s Pahal commune. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-allocates-335ha-land-villagers

Tycoon’s son receives 6,234 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park

A company linked to the son of tycoon Ly Yong Phat received a 6,234 hectare concession inside Botum Sakor National Park, according to a January sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published on Wednesday. ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/tycoons-son-receives-6234-hectares-in-botum-sakor-national-park/

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