Police, land protesters clash

More than 100 villagers, representing 197 families from Chi Khor Krom and Chi Khor Leu communes in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district, protested again on Wednesday and clashed with authorities in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction after the ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Bunong families petition PM

Four villagers representing more than 1,800 Bunong ethnic families who are embroiled in a territorial spat in Mondulkiri province petitioned two ministries and Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday.They want the authorities to push the local authority to revoke the private ownership of a portion ...

Khorn Savi

Families dispute mine land in Preah Vihear

Officials from the Preah Vihear provincial Land Management Department and Rovieng district yesterday inspected a piece of land at the centre of a dispute between gold mining company Delcom and 56 families following a petition the families filed last month at the Ministry of Land ...

Phak Seangly

Borey developers adjust strategies as sales decline

Condos and boreys have been experiencing a decline in sales, prompting developers to go back to the drawing board when devising financing strategies in a bid to lure back potential buyers. Nget Piseth, director assistant of Borey Piphup Thmey, said recently that residential sales in his ...

Siv Meng

Plans underway for clearer guidelines governing landmarks and heritage buildings

As many tall buildings continue to pop up in Cambodia’s 500-year-old capital, ministries are continuing to place importance on preserving the cultural heritage of important historical sites and landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and monuments to pagodas and colonial buildings. ...

Moeun Nhean

$6 billion in building projects

During the past five years the government approved close to $6.83 billion worth of investments in 1,183 construction projects, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction. ...

Sum Manet

Railway land dispute escalates

Residents from villages in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district gathered outside the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction yesterday to ask the prime minister and government to honor their titles to land they said had been claimed by Royal Railway. ...

Residents assemble after land dispute

About 10 residents of Kandal province’s Mok Kampol district gathered in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction yesterday morning to ask for intervention from officials in an ongoing land dispute. ...

Mom Kunthear

Ministry’s ‘gentle nature’ leaves unclear endings in the Capital

With the construction industry growing at a dizzying pace as the sound of buzz saws and jack hammers relentlessly permeate the capital while announcements of massive developments become a weekly affair, many unanswered questions remain to what can be done regarding halted projects—most notably the ...

Siv Meng

MEF strengthens property data to analyse the development sector

“I confess that the ministry hasn’t been able to control and achieve transparency in the real estate sector, but I can say that this sector has yet to show any signs of trouble,” Ngoun Sokha, secretary of state for the Ministry of Economy and Finance, ...

Phnom Penh Post News Staff

Bubble trouble downplayed

Government officials and industry insiders downplayed concerns about the sustainability of the construction and real estate sector yesterday, although they agreed that closer monitoring of the industry was needed to understand risks to the economy.At a meeting in Phnom Penh yesterday, officials from several ministries, ...

Siv Meng, Ananth Baliga and Sor Chandara

Weighing risk and reward on construction sites

As the booming construction sector attracts more rural Cambodians to seek employment in the capital, the different working conditions between high-rises in urban areas and borey developments have factored into varying degrees of earning potential and living standards.According to estimates by the Ministry of Land ...

Kali Kotoski and Sum Manet

Japanese construction taking flight in capital

Japanese construction investment approvals are ranked third this year, behind China and Korea, accounting for $108 million in approved projects, according to Im Chhun Lim, minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction. ...

Sok Chan

Construction permits slow in 2015, while total investment remains unclear

The amount of companies granted construction permits from the government are slowly decreased in 2015 compared to previous years while the government attempts to reform construction laws and regulations. ...

Siv Meng

New plan for low-cost housing

Cambodia’s Ministry of Land Management is in the initial phase of a project to build affordable housing for the Kingdom’s low-income population. ...

Taing Vida

Gov’t back for seconds at Licadho

For the second time in as many weeks, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has asked rights group Licadho to provide data collected on the identity of land dispute complainants. ...

May Titthara

Gov’t issues own dispute data

After heaping criticism on rights group Licadho for allegedly exaggerating the seriousness of Cambodia’s land rights crisis last month, the government has released its own annual report on land disputes. In a letter the following day, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction ...

May Titthara

Licadho asked to show its data

Dismissing a recent report showing a sharp increase in land disputes, the government has said such conflicts are in fact decreasing and formally called on rights group Licadho to release its findings. Licadho reported last week that it recorded about three times as many new land ...

Taing Vida

Cracks leave tenants in fear

Residents of Phnom Penh’s historic White Building fled from their homes on Sunday night after large cracks suddenly appeared in the structure, which have been widely attributed to nearby construction work, sparking fears for their safety. A group of officials from City Hall and the Ministry ...

Sen David and Alice Cuddy

Permits given for $2b of projects this year

Figures from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction show that more than $2 billion worth of Cambodian construction projects have been given the green light so far this year. ...

Hin Pisei

Cambodia holds construction, property expo as construction sector booms

An international construction and property exhibition kicked off here, in the capital city of Cambodia, on Wednesday as the country’s construction continued enjoying strong growth, officials said. Andrew Siow, chief executive officer of AMB Event-Cambodia, which organized the expo at the capital’s Diamond Island Exhibition Center, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

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