State private land
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
Document suggests state land sale to tycoon at discount Price
Hundreds of hectares in Mondulkiri were sold to a major tycoon’s family for as low as 600 riel per square meter, a government document suggests, and is facing protests from existing residents. ...
Boeng Tamok’s development outweighs preservation of lake, says land official
A Land Ministry official said development of Boeng Tamok in northern Phnom Penh was a higher priority than the water body’s preservation, adding that only a lake like the Tonle Sap was worth preserving. ...
600 hectares of sea privatized for Kampot port project
Landfilling is underway off the shore of Kampot as the government has transferred 600 hectares to a private company to develop a $1.7-billion port. ...
Authorities start sealing off land for project in Koh Rong city
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration yesterday started putting up boundary posts to build a fence around a 350,000-square-metre site of a private company to develop tourist sites at two villages in Koh Rong city. ...
Land encroachment crime reported in Pursat
Following the departure of the former governor of the province, authorities reported a resurgence in land encroachment cases. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Families locked in Kandal land row seek compromise
Most of the 329 families from seven villages with crops planted on state land in the Chamkar Barang area of Tuol Prich commune in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district have refused to accept the inter-ministerial settlement policy that seeks to relocate them to make way ...
Government cedes another 20 hectares of Ta Mouk Lake
The government gave up another 20 hectares of Ta Mouk Lake for a private development building and other infrastructure. ...
Koh Kong residents protest encroachment on state land
More than 100 families living in Chroy Svay commune in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district protested in front of the district hall to demand that authorities keep 63ha of lowland forest as state property and take legal action against forest encroachers. ...
Encroachers try pillars in Koh Kong
Thousands of square metres of state forest land in roughly 11ha of state reserve land in Koh Sdech village, Koh Sdech commune, Kiri Sakor district, Koh Kong province, were illegally encroached upon by unknown people. They have installed concrete and wooden pillars. ...
Preah Vihear authorities warn against illegal purchase or sale of protected land
The Ministry of Environment has warned people that it is illegal to buy or sell lands in natural protected and conservation areas in Preah Vihear province. ...
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 ...
Koh Kong confronts encroachment on protected state land
Authorities in Koh Kong province are searching for the individuals who set up border posts on nearly 200ha of protected forest, with officials and activists claiming that powerful tycoons had hired local people to encroach on the land. ...
Royal pine plantation now protected
The roughly 40ha of land in Mondulkiri province’s Sen Monorom town where the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk historically presided over the royal “Vegetation” ceremonies to plant pine trees will soon be transferred to state property and protected. Provincial governor Svay Sam Eang said citizens ...
More than 200 protest over land woes in Preah Sihanouk
More than 200 villagers from Stung Hav and Prey Nop districts yesterday held a protest in front of Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall over land disputes and a delay in the issuing of titles for state land which the government had agreed to transfer to some of ...
Kandal state land reclassified
The government has approved the reclassification of 70-hectares of land along the Mekong river in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district for Khun Sear Import and Export Company to rent. According to a letter signed on May 2 by Chhit Sokhon, a secretary of state at ...
Evictees speak of hopelessness
Ouk Chetana, a 39-year-old mother of two, sits on a bamboo bed in a temporary home after the house she had lived in since 2009 was destroyed by authorities, as the village she shared with some 200 other families was deemed to have encroached on ...
Land in capital reclassified
The government has reclassified 35 hectares of state land in Phnom Penh as state-private land to be developed by a private company, a sub-decree seen by Khmer Times showed yesterday. In accordance with the sub-decree, signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen in September, the government converted ...
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 ...
Three who sold land for veterans arrested
Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province on Sunday arrested three people accused of inciting villagers to occupy state land slated for use by retired armed forces members. ...