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Pursat encroachers told to clear out

The Pursat Provincial Hall has warned of administrative action – without exception – against those who have illegally encroached on or occupied land in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-encroachers-told-clear-out

Sar Kheng tells officials to solve encroachment in Battambang province area

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng urged authorities in Battambang province to resolve land disputes in a transparent and fair manner and to improve delivery of public services. His message was particularly aimed at commune councils, clerks and village chiefs. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-tells-officials-solve-encroachment-battambang-province-area

Huge swathes of land returned to state by evicted encroachers

Kampong Thom provincial authorities have determined that over 10,000ha of flooded forestland located in three different areas near the province’s Tonle Sap Lake shoreline have been illegally encroached upon, with more than 200 families having already returned in excess of 2,000ha of misappropriated land back ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-swathes-land-returned-state-evicted-encroachers

30,000ha of wetlands encroached

Nearly 30,000ha of flooded forest land stretching across the six provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake have been illegally occupied or cleared by both ordinary citizens and in some cases public officials acting in a personal capacity. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/30000ha-wetlands-encroached

Stalls built on drainage in Por Sen Chey dismantled

Authorities in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district have dismantled more than 10 stalls that were illegally built on a drainage system and encroached on the road by 2m in Trapeang Krasang village and commune. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stalls-built-drainage-por-sen-chey-dismantled

New community proposed to protect Stung Sen Ramsar site

Fifty-one families, equivalent to 87% of the total number  of households in Phat Sanday commune, Kampong Svay district, Kampong Thom province, have applied to establish a new community in the Stung Sen Ramsar site for the protection and conservation of natural resources by local villagers ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50938052/new-community-proposed-to-protect-stung-sen-ramsar-site/

National Police chief shakes up land dispute working group

National police chief Neth Savoeun has changed the composition of the working group for land dispute investigation and prevention of illegal encroachment of state land nationwide, including the appointment of deputy National Police chief Dy Vichea as chairman of the group. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/national-police-chief-shakes-land-dispute-working-group

Takeo province villagers protest reservoir construction

Residents from seven villages in Takeo province protested against authorities who they said were digging a new reservoir on 200ha of land they have depended upon for years. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/takeo-province-villagers-protest-reservoir-construction

Preah Vihear villagers seek solution to ‘encroachment’

Around 230 families from three villages in Romtom commune of Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district said they are worried about the continued encroachment on their farmland by three companies which have licences for gold mining and agricultural in the area. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-villagers-seek-solution-encroachment

Six Charged for Making Illegal Fishing Reservoirs

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday charged six people, including a provincial director of water resources and a commune chief, for their involvement in creating illegal fishing reservoirs in Kompong Thom province. “They were charged with clearing a flooded forest for encroachment and illegally constructing ...

Men charged in bulldozing protected forest

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged two government officials and four farmers from Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district with encroachment onto protected land after they allegedly bulldozed a flooded forest that was designated as a protected fish hatchery, police and NGO officials said. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072657638/National-news/men-charged-in-bulldozing-protected-forest.html

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