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Sihanoukville authorities close canal to transfer flow of polluted water

Local authorities on Tuesday decided to close a canal at Sihanoukville’s Sokha Beach following the completion of four facilities in Preah Sihanouk province designed to treat wastewater before it reaches the sea. Four more facilities are still under construction. The first four water treatment plants, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sihanoukville-authorities-close-canal-transfer-flow-polluted-water

More than 15,000 trees planted in Sihanoukville in bid to fight pollution

More than 15,000 luxury neang nuon trees have been planted along Sihanoukville’s streets, around four water treatment facilities and along the Ochheuteal canal, in order to mitigate the pollution of the coastal environment when dirty water flows into the sea. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-15000-trees-planted-sihanoukville-bid-fight-pollution

Government approves the Japanese SmartCity initiative in principle

The establishment of the Asean-Japan Smart City Network and of a Private-Public Forum on Asean-Japan urbanisation development in Cambodia may soon be a reality after the government approved the initiatives in principle, according to a Council of Ministers letter. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-approves-japanese-smartcity-initiative-principle

Government reshuffles coastal managemet committee members

The government reshuffled members of the National Committee for Coastal Management and Development in late January, according to a government statement received by The Post on Tuesday. Prime Minister Hun Sen continues to serve as the committee’s honorary president, while Minister of Land Management, Urban ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-reshuffles-coastal-managemet-committee-members

Activists urge Preah Sihanouk authorities to restore beach

Some 10 environmental activists from Phnom Penh universities have urged Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities to restore the part of Prek Treng beach which a private company filled in September, while the governor claimed the firm had already been ordered to do so. The activists warned ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-urge-preah-sihanouk-authorities-restore-beach

New beach cleaning tractor delivered

Preah Sihanouk province took delivery of the first of two German-made beach cleaning tractors on Friday, while two street sweeping vehicles will arrive soon, Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min told The Post on Sunday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-beach-cleaning-tractor-delivered

The National Authority for Land Dispute Resolution gets new president

The Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Chea Sophara, and a senior MP, Khun Haing, have been appointed NALDR president and deputy, respectively, following an order signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on December 13 and announced on Thursday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-authority-land-dispute-resolution-gets-new-president

Land activists seek solutions

More than 700 land activists from the capital, Preah Sihanouk, Svay Rieng, Tbong Khmum, Preah Vihear and Kandal provinces gathered on Tuesday at Freedom Park in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district to deliver petitions seeking solutions to their longstanding land disputes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-activists-seek-solutions

Company undeterred by PM’s order to restore beach

A prviate company filling Preah Sihanouk province’s Praek Treng beach with soil is reluctant to dredge it despite a direct order from Prime Minister Hun Sen. On September 18, the prime minister ordered Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara to personally ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/company-undeterred-pms-order-restore-beach

Smith urges Kingdom to register indigenous

UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, has urged the government to speed up land registration for indigenous people to prevent possible further land clearance by opportunists. She said this during a meeting with the Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smith-urges-kingdom-register-indigenous

Police block villagers amid protest to seek land dispute solution

A woman fainted on Wednesday following a confrontation with police while she and 800 other protesters were marching to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in the capital to deliver a petition. The protesters were among 1,642 families who have been locked in a long-running land ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-block-villagers-amid-protest-seek-land-dispute-solution

Land Minister addresses corruption

Land Management Minister Chea Sophara on Thursday instructed cadastral officials throughout the country to ensure accurate measurements and avoid corruption when demarcating people’s land. The instruction came after the ministry obtained sophisticated equipment using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-minister-addresses-corruption

PM orders restoration of S’ville beach

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara to personally inspect claims of landfilling at Praek Treng beach. He also ordered a private company to dredge the beach and restore it to its previous condition. The order, issued on September 18, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-restoration-sville-beach

Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministers-tackle-sea-pollutants

Preah Sihanouk beach developments halted

After receiving an order from Hun Sen, Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara led a team of experts and relevant officials to Sihanoukville to call a halt to the illegal development of a beach. The prime minister ordered the Prek Treng beach in Otres commune ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-beach-developments-halted

Government to probe Preah Sihanouk coastal development

The Ministry of Tourism has formed a special committee to investigate a private company’s involvement in a condominium construction on coastal land at Prek Treng beach in Preah Sihanouk province. This follows a strong backlash from the public against land reclamation involving the project. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-probe-preah-sihanouk-coastal-development

Oddar Meanchey families protest for public space

Forty-five families in Oddar Meanchey province’s Lumtong commune appealed to the Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Wednesday to help get back 2,400 square metres of land they claim was grabbed by a senior military official. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oddar-meanchey-families-protest-public-space

Ministry plans to support pedestrian welfare

The Land Management Ministry announced last week a series of construction projects to increase safe spaces for pedestrians, including new sidewalks and bike lanes in Phnom Penh and provincial cities.​​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526760/ministry-plans-to-support-pedestrian-welfare/

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/

Kandal villagers petition ministry in HAC dispute

Thirty villagers from Kandal province, representing 292 families who are locked in a land dispute with the Heng Akphivath Company (HAC), petitioned the Ministry of Land Management on Monday, seeking to obtain land titles. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-villagers-petition-ministry-hac-dispute

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