Sar Kheng tells P Sihanouk governor to listen to NGOs

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has instructed Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min to accept input from the public and civil society organisations and create a working group to receive their requests and complaints. Speaking at the provincial hall on Monday, Sar Kheng said addressing ...

Voun Dara

Preah Sihanouk court detains seven over cases of ‘anarchic’ land grabbing

The Preah Sihanouk provincial court has placed seven people in pre-trial detention and is questioning four other suspects for their alleged leading roles in grabbing state and private land by illegally planting boundary markers. Provincial hall spokesperson Or Saroeun on Sunday told The Post that authorities ...

Voun Dara

‘This is mine’, man says as Preah Sihanouk authorities tackle ‘chaotic’ land issues

As Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min held an emergency meeting on Tuesday, The Post spoke to those involved in what the authorities have labelled “chaotic” land grabbing in the province. Min held a Unit Command Team emergency meeting on taking action against land grabbers ...

Voun Dara

Concerns over Koh Rong Samloem petrol station

Community representatives and civil society groups have hit out at plans for a petrol station on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Rong Samloem, expressing concern at the environmental impact the project will have on the tourist hotspot. ...

Voun Dara

Preah Sihanouk land dispute agreement nullified ‘to prevent irregular issues’

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has reversed its previous order to allocate land to 48 families in Preah Sihanouk province’s Koki village – the scene of violent clashes between protesters and security forces – in order to follow procedure in trying to resolve ...

Long Kimmarita

Preah Sihanouk ushers in drive to keep areas tidy

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min has led a team of officials and cleaning crews to collect rubbish from the streets in Sihanoukville to highlight the importance of protecting the environment by keeping the streets and coastal areas tidy. ...

Voun Dara

Preah Sihanouk order land title revocation

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority has taken tougher measures against land grabbing and encroachment on mangrove and flooded forests at the protected Prek Kampong Smach sanctuary in Prey Nub district. In a directive released on Monday, provincial governor Yun Min said the encroachment severely affected ...

Voun Dara

Preah Sihanouk authorities to go ahead with demolition plan

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority will continue with plans to bulldoze some 20 homes in Sihanoukville, after authorities failed to find a solution to an ongoing land dispute with villagers during a visit on Monday. The homes, located in Village I, Commune I, have faced ...

Voun Dara

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

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

Preah Sihanouk authorities block 'illegal' coastal development

Stung Hav district governor Chhay Sokunda has told The Post that district and provincial authorities prevented machines from illegally filling land in Preah Sihanouk’s coastal O’Touk area on Saturday. The owner had asked permission to repair the area, Sokunda said, but instead filled a 50m ...

Voun Dara

Preah Sihanouk authorities to bulldoze illegal jetty

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities will demolish an illegal jetty being constructed along the Sihanoukville coastline in commune 1 after the owner refused an order to dismantle it. Preah Sihanouk provincial hall spokesperson Or Saroeun told The Post on Tuesday that the authorities previously issued ...

Voun Dara

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

Teachers in Preah Sihanouk call out ceding of land

More than 50 teachers at Samdech Av Secondary School in Preah Sihanouk province have filed a complaint against the provincial authority’s decision to cede land behind the school to community members living nearby for the purpose of widening the road. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Families resolve land dispute with port official

Families in Preah Sihanouk province’s Muoy commune are withdrawing their request for the Land Management Ministry to intervene in a land dispute with Sihanoukville Autonomous Port official Chan Kang as the matter has been resolved. ...

Pech Sotheary

Two power plants get ministers council OK

The Cambodian government on Friday approved two power plant projects worth more than $1.3 billion in total in what authorities said was an effort to reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on imports. ...

Sorn Sarath

Task force tries to ease tensions between Cambodian and Chinese businesses in Sihanoukville

An interministerial task force has been established to ease simmering tensions between Cambodian and Chinese business owners in the coastal resort town of Sihanoukville, the latest sign that a huge influx of Chinese investment is causing problems on Cambodia’s coast. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Prime Minister puts island projects on notice

Prime Minister Hun Sen used his Facebook page this week to order his government to revoke the project licenses of companies failing to develop islands off the coast of Cambodia, or—worse—trying to sell them off to others. ...

Kuch Naren

Economic zone reaches milestone

The Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) jointly operated by a China-based conglomerate and the Cambodia International Investment Development Group Co. Ltd reached a milestone yesterday with the 100th factory set up to operate in the economic and trade cooperation zone. ...

Chea Vannak

Beach buildings to be destroyed

Structures considered to be encroaching on state-owned beach areas in Sihanoukville will be demolished, according to a letter sent on Sunday from the Minister of Land Management to the Committee for Cambodia Coastal Management and Development. ...

Pav Suy

Government approves Sihanoukville ‘Casino city’ plans

Malaysia-based company SV International was granted permission by the Council of Ministers earlier this month to begin the initial stage of grand plans to turn part of Sihanoukville into a “casino city,” an official confirmed.   ...

Hannah Hawkins and Ben Sokhean

On Koh Rong, gov’t working group deciding who owns what

After getting the rights to develop Koh Rong island in 2008, the Royal Group started clearing land last year in preparation for the construction of its luxury Royal Sands resort. ...

Jonathan Cox and Ven Rathavong

Development fears at Cambodia's most beautiful beach

Dozens of independent bungalows at one of Cambodia’s most unspoiled beaches are to be bulldozed with weeks, raising fears that a “soulless” mega-resort will replace them. ...

Nathan Thompson

Sihanoukville businesses want beach ban revoked

Dozens of businesses from Sihanoukville’s Otres beach will deliver a letter to the National Assembly today seeking intervention on a government order to vacate the beach or be forcibly evicted. X Otres BeachX Yun Min ...

Chhay Channyda

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