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Government signs first public housing MOU

A Cambodian and Singaporean firm signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Land Management Wednesday for the study and construction of public housing for low- and middle-income households around Phnom Penh, a first for the city if it comes off. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-signs-first-public-housing-mou-98657/

Government prepares housing plan for poor

The Royal government through Ministry of Land Management, Urban and Construction held a workshop with local and international organizations and real estate companies to design strategic and financial planning for housing project for low-and-medium-income people, especially vulnerable group. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/government-prepares-housing-plan-for-poor-8992

Government prepares housing plan for poor

The Royal government through Ministry of Land Management, Urban and Construction held a workshop with local and international organizations and real estate companies to design strategic and financial planning for housing project for low-and-medium-income people, especially vulnerable group. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/government-prepares-housing-plan-for-poor-8992

Land issues creating mistrust of local officials, observers say

Despite a number of agencies dispatched to solve land dispute, rights workers say people continue to face forced evictions and rights abuses by land developments. These problems are not being handled at the local level, fueling mistrust in local government, rights workers say. Rights workers from myriad ...

Suy Heimkhemra
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/land-issues-creating-mistrust-of-local-officials-observers-say/1947717.html

Cambodia sees big jump in construction investment in first quarter

Cambodia’s construction sector received a total investment of 851 million U.S. dollars in the first three months of 2014, up 311 percent compared with 207 million U.S. dollars over the same period last year, the official figures showed Thursday. During the January-March period this year, the ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=219820

Land activists ‘under threat’

Cambodian land advocates face some of the most threatening and deadly working conditions in the world, according to a new report by UK-based environmental watchdog Global Witness. Since 2002, 908 reported killings linked to land activism have occurred across 35 countries – with 13 taking place ...

Amelia Woodside and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-activists-%E2%80%98under-threat%E2%80%99

Buildings Up for Demolition Broke Agreement, Not Restrictions

Phnom Penh’s governor on Thursday refused to confirm whether two buildings close to the Royal Palace will be pulled down after local district and commune officials said Wednesday that their demolition due to height violations was imminent. Governor Pa Socheatvong de­clined to comment on the reports ...

Simon Henderson and Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/buildings-up-for-demolition-broke-agreement-not-restrictions-45425/

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