Land

Land policy and administration

Mondulkiri land decision annulled

Mondulkiri provincial governor Svay Sam Eang has issued an announcement nullifying the provincial administration’s 2015 decision that granted a portion of the Doh Kramom Mountain area to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. On June 3, 2015, the provincial hall agreed to cede a 5.07ha ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-land-decision-annulled

Preah Sihanouk court detains seven over cases of ‘anarchic’ land grabbing

The Preah Sihanouk provincial court has placed seven people in pre-trial detention and is questioning four other suspects for their alleged leading roles in grabbing state and private land by illegally planting boundary markers. Provincial hall spokesperson Or Saroeun on Sunday told The Post that authorities ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-court-detains-seven-over-cases-anarchic-land-grabbing

Ethnic cultural centre in land dispute

A Bunong ethnic community representative on Tuesday claimed Mondulkiri provincial officials have not begun measuring land for the Hill Tribes Cultural Centre in the Phnom Dos Kramom mountain area even though they had received an order to do so from Prime Minister Hun Sen late ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-cultural-centre-land-dispute

ANZ mulling payout to sugar project victims

The victims of Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar Company development project in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district said they are “happy” to hear that ANZ Bank had declared to the Australian Parliamentary Committee that it would consider compensating those affected by the project. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anz-mulling-payout-sugar-project-victims

Preah Sihanouk authorities to bulldoze illegal jetty

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities will demolish an illegal jetty being constructed along the Sihanoukville coastline in commune 1 after the owner refused an order to dismantle it. Preah Sihanouk provincial hall spokesperson Or Saroeun told The Post on Tuesday that the authorities previously issued ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-authorities-bulldoze-illegal-jetty

Villagers told not to claim land

Officials of the Kampong Speu provincial environment department have stopped some 300 members of the ethnic Suoy minority from building demarcation posts on a 15ha plot in Oral district. They said the land is located within the protected Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and are probing ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-told-not-claim-land

Ratanakkiri gov’t to ban land sale in protected areas

While the Ratanakkiri provincial administration will not recognise illegal land transactions in the province’s protected areas, an NGO says its action is not effective and forest crimes continue unabated. The administration’s letter dated October 19 and obtained by The Post on Monday came after Minister ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ratanakkiri-govt-ban-land-sale-protected-areas

Villagers register in land dispute

The Kampong Speu provincial authority said on Wednesday that its task force has completed registering thousands of families in Oral district who have been locked in a long-running land dispute with a sugar plantation owned by a well-connected tycoon. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-register-land-dispute

Kandal lakes deemed to be property of state

Four natural lakes totalling 300 hectares in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district have been designated state properties while more are set to have the same status. The designation followed illegal encroachment by individuals who intended to claim the lakes as their own, said Kandal provincial governor ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-lakes-deemed-be-property-state

Ministry: Selling untitled lands creates conflict

In a bid to prevent land conflicts across the country, the Land Management Ministry is requesting capital and provincial authorities to stop the practice of registering land without approval. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50524688/ministry-selling-untitled-lands-creates-conflict/

Land on capital’s riverfront is opened up for investment

The government has signed off on a proposal to designate more than 9 hectares of land along Phnom Penh’s riverfront as state-private land, opening it up for private investment or long-term leasing. The 9.25-hectare stretch of riverfront from the capital’s Night Market to the Chroy ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/land-capitals-riverfront-opened-investment

New Borei Keila offer rejected

Borei Keila residents have continued to reject compensation in exchange for leaving their land, claiming the latest offer was inadequate. Two of the remaining 11 families met with the 7 Makara district governor in Phnom Penh yesterday to discuss compensation. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50102236/new-borei-keila-offer-rejected/

As deadline passes, Borei Keila residents reject final offer

A deadline for a group of Borei Keila residents to accept compensation or leave their homes with nothing passed on Friday, with none of the residents agreeing to move to a resettlement site, and authorities saying they have no right to remain, but with no ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deadline-passes-borei-keila-residents-reject-final-offer

Deadline arrives for Borei Keila residents

Villagers in one of Phnom Penh’s fiercest land disputes said yesterday they are determined to stay in Borei Keila despite today’s deadline to either accept compensation or leave with nothing. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deadline-arrives-borei-keila-residents

City hall sets two-week ultimatum for Borei Keila residents to leave

Phnom Penh City Hall has set a two-week deadline for residents of the Borei Keila community to accept compensation offers and move out of the area. The authorities said they would take residents to court if they refused to move by the deadline. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/city-hall-sets-two-week-ultimatum-for-borei-keila-residents-to-leave/4162381.html

Speed up land titles: Indigenous groups

The Indigenous People Network and civil society organizations yesterday asked the government to speed up registration of indigenous collective lands. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077522/speed-land-titles-indigenous-groups/

White Building surveyed

Land Management Minister Chea Sophara led a veritable battalion of ministry officials in a survey of Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building on Saturday morning in preparation for a proposed development project on the site. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/white-building-surveyed

Divisions over map proposal

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has said he believes Prime Minister Hun Sen’s recent push to convert the maps of Cambodia’s border with Vietnam to a scale of 1:50,000 and a UTM-style map projection would not require a constitutional amendment. ...

Meas Sokchea and Alex Willemyns
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/divisions-over-map-proposal

Minister criticizes tycoon

Ongoing land disputes between the Ministry of Land Management and the owner of development firm Phanimex are influencing White Building residents’ decision on whether to relocate or stay, according to Land Management Minister Chea Sophara. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31842/minister-criticizes-tycoon/

Border land to be exchanged

Cambodia and Vietnam have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to exchange parcels of land in provinces along the border in both countries after Joint Border Committee meetings in Ho Chi Minh City in July and last Thursday. The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry released information on its ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31213/border-land-to-be-exchanged/

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