Land policy and administration

STT report: urban poor communities fear forced evictions, no land titles

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Organization (STT) has published a report, titled Land Security of Urban Poor Communities, detailing land insecurity issues plaguing urban poor communities in Phnom Penh, who have expressed fear of eviction and inadequate compensation. ...

Pou Soreachny and Khuon Narim

Ministry streamlines construction, land title registration mechanism

Representatives from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC) have confirmed the overall progress of national land registry records at a recent construction sector forum and said that all Cambodian land titles nationwide will be recorded and digitized within the official land ...

James Whitehead

Cambodia’s ambitious Funan Techo canal project sparks concerns near and far

Heang Nang Eng, 60, had a bad feeling when she first heard rumors about a canal project that would impact the Prek Ta Hing stream near where she lives. ...

Seoung Nimol and Ly Rosslan

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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