Call for better handling of land disputes

Civil society organizations yesterday repeated calls for land disputes to be resolved quickly, peacefully and without authorities using police and the courts to put pressure on communities. Speaking at an event celebrating poor urban communities at the American Intercon School yesterday, more than 200 people, including ...

Pech Sotheary

White building to be renovated

While residents of the iconic White Building in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district welcome a Ministry of Urban Planning and Construction project to develop the pre-Khmer Rouge-era structure, it remains to be seen whether the development will move forward without issues. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Teams to tackle land disputes

All of the Kingdom’s longstanding land disputes will be resolved with the help of 27 newly-created teams, Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara said last week. ... ...

Taing Vida

Government approves 133-story skyscraper

The government has given final approval for a planned $3 billion, 133-story twin-tower skyscraper that developers claim will be completed by 2018, a spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management said on Monday. ... ...

Kang Sothear and Ben Paviour

Gov’t denies land issues

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction issued a statement on Saturday defending its track record and denying that Germany ended its support for the ministry’s land rights program due to a lack of transparency and sluggish reform pace. ... ...

Niem Chheng

Ministry threatens action against illegal construction

In an effort to clamp down on illegal construction, the Ministry of Land Management, Urbanization and Construction yesterday threatened to take strict legal action against the owners of any construction companies operating without permits in cities and central areas nationwide. ... ...

Pav Suy

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