Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction

Authorities reclaim 65,000 hectares of flooded forest

About 65,000 hectares of flooded forest around the Tonle Sap Lake have been reclaimed, with 5,000 families relocated, to prevent further encroachment, according to the spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/authorities-reclaim-65000-hectares-of-flooded-forest

Gov’t expects to complete land title exercise this year

The government has issued more than six million land titles over the last five years with the final batch expected to be completed this year. Theng Chan Sangvar, Secretary of State of Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, said yesterday that 6,584,778 land ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501138221/govt-expects-to-complete-land-title-exercise-this-year/

Cambodia’s urban population to reach 7.92M by 2030

Cambodia’s urban population will rise to 7.92 million by 2030, accounting for 44 percent of the total population from 6.13 million or 39.5 percent in 2019, said Pen Sophal, secretary of state at the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction, recently. ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501133955/cambodias-urban-population-to-reach-7-92m-by-2030/

Construction sector totaled $5.3b in 2021

Construction investment in Cambodia totaled $5.3 billion in 2021, mainly from China, South Korea, and Japan, according to the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction. The ministry also revealed a total of 4,303 construction projects were approved by the government in 2021. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/construction-sector-totaled-53b-in-2021

Land titles handed over to indigenous people

The provincial authorities of Ratanakiri handed over land titles to residents of two villages in one of its districts. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083732/land-titles-handed-over-to-indigenous-people/

Construction projects without permission face trouble

In response to the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction’s (MLMUP) instruction to get permission before starting construction of a building, construction companies said that it would be difficult to have permission when repairing a small building. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501057397/construction-projects-without-permission-face-trouble/

Minister: Permits needed ahead of all construction

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara has issued a letter banning architects and engineers from carrying out construction or demolition work without permits from the authorities. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-permits-needed-ahead-all-construction

The Ministry of Land Management records more than $115 million in annual revenue

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction collected more than 472 billion riels (approx. more than $115 million) in revenue to add to the national budget. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50998337/the-ministry-of-land-management-records-more-than-115-million-in-annual-revenue/

Up to 6.3 million land tittles issued to date

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction issued some 6.3 million land titles to people as of November this year, and set to reach 100 percent of land registration by the year of 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50967311/up-to-6-3-million-land-tittles-issued-to-date/

Nearly 3,000 construction projects approved in first eight months of the year

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction approved a total of 2,901 construction proposals in the first eight months this year, a year-on-year decrease of 13 percent. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50947979/nearly-3000-construction-projects-approved-in-first-eight-months-of-the-year/

Cambodia and Australia agree to further improve construction safety with new guidelines

The continued strong relationship between Australia and Cambodia improved further yesterday, as Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang and Land Management Ministry secretary of state Chhann Saphan signed a Subsidiary Arrangement to formalise cooperation on enhancing construction safety in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50936736/cambodia-and-australia-agree-to-further-improve-construction-safety-with-new-guidelines/

Ministry asserts power over state private land

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has reasserted its authority to conduct cadastral surveys of land plots that aim to establish leaseholder rights over state private land. State private land is legally defined as all property that belongs to the state but does ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-asserts-power-over-state-private-land

Koh Kong police break up protest, arrest four

Koh Kong police dispersed a protest in front of the provincial hall around 2am on Tuesday, removing tents and arresting four protestors. The protesters set up tents in front of the provincial hall on Monday in an effort to accelerate a solution. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-police-break-protest-arrest-four

Ministry dismisses protestors, says they lack legal basis for land claims

The Ministry of Land Management yesterday said that the villagers who came to protest outside their offices in the capital over land disputes either had already had resolutions delivered or lacked any legal basis for complaint. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765197/ministry-dismisses-protestors-says-they-lack-legal-basis-for-land-claims/

Construction inspectors appointed

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has appointed 362 inspectors to monitor, observe, research, inspect, collect evidence, and promote the implementation of construction laws throughout the Kingdom.​ Civil society organisations have voiced support for the action, but emphasise enforcement must be carried ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-inspectors-appointed

Construction sector creates hundred thousands of jobs

The Kingdom’ construction sector has created more than 170,000 jobs in average per day across the country in the first half this year, an increase from 134,000 compared with the same period last year, according to figures from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50752957/construction-sector-creates-hundred-thousands-of-jobs/

Protected land given to people

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered three ministries to allocate land in protected areas, including wildlife sanctuaries, to the people. Possible recipients can receive previously banned land if they can show they are truly dependent and lived there for many years. He also warned of ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protected-land-given-people

Olympia City on schedule despite pandemic

While development projects have delayed construction due to the Covid-19 pandemic, construction of the two tallest buildings in Olympia City has not slowed, according to its project manager, Meng Chamroeun. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/olympia-city-schedule-despite-pandemic

Ministry to resolve all state land disputes by next year

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday the Land Management Ministry has committed to resolving all disputes involving state land in the Kingdom by next year. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694708/ministry-to-resolve-all-state-land-disputes-by-next-year

Ministry refuses to intervene in Koh Kong land dispute

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction refused to intervene in land disputes in Koh Kong province’s Botum Sakor district after 77 families involved in the conflict requested its intervention. The ministry said those disputes had already been solved by an inter-ministerial committee. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-refuses-intervene-koh-kong-land-dispute

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