Coastal provinces on storm alert

Source: Khmer Times

The ministry said that coastal provinces are the most prone to floods. Supplied

The government yesterday issued a statement to all provinces affected by floods to continue to brace for the worst as a storm is brewing off the coast of China’s Hainan island.

The floods, which started during heavy rain earlier this week, have affected multiple provinces, leading to the closure of parts of National Road 4 and the evacuation of thousands of villagers in Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong and Battambang provinces.
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Preah Vihear families agree to end land dispute

Source: Khmer Times

The families claim that land was lost authorities evicted them. Supplied

More than 100 families in Preah Vihear province have accepted a resolution from provincial authorities after about eight years of protests over a land dispute with authorities and a CPP lawmaker.

Representatives of 253 families living in Svay Chrum village have protested at the Ministry of Land Management, the Prime Minister’s cabinet office, the National Assembly and other institutions over the years. Continue reading

Rain-swollen Mekong could damage crops: Ministry

Source: Khmer Times

Many areas around the country have flooded this week. Supplied

Heavy downpours in Thailand and Lao have led to high water levels in the upper Mekong River, with Cambodian authorities warning farmers of possible floods over the weekend that may destroy crops, and urging them to do the necessary preparations.

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology issued a statement this week to warn farmers in provinces along the Mekong River of rising water levels, urging them to harvest crops before they are damaged by rising tides. Continue reading

Poy Machov occupiers warned

Source: Khmer Times

The authorities will begin to remove illegal settlements constructed in the Poy Machov protected area in August. National Police

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials yesterday said that they are targeting perpetrators believed to be behind land encroachment in the Poy Machov protected area in Prey Nob district’s Bit Trang commune.

Provincial Governor Yun Min said an investigation showed that land in Poy Machov, a protected area since 2002, was sold and bought by falsifying public documents. Continue reading

Preah Sihanouk puts its foot down over land dispute

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Nha Viseth, a Military Police official who was allegedly targeted by land clearing suspects now on the run, lies in hospital last month. Photo supplied

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities threatened legal action against three people and their accomplices who allegedly provoked people to illegally clear and sell public state land in the 2002 Sanctuary located in Bet Traing commune’s Korki village in Prey Nub district.

In a provincial administration announcement issued on Tuesday and obtained by The Post on Wednesday, provincial governor Yun Min also told the three and their accomplices to immediately put an end to their alleged provocations.
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More people turning to Kingdom estate agents

Source: Phnom Penh Post

A for sale sign is posted in front of a plot of land outside the capital. Sreng Meng Srun

The trend of buying and selling properties via registered real estate agencies saw a remarkable increase this year, with industry insiders expecting further demand next year.

Cambodian Valuer sand Estate Agents Association (CVEA) president Kim Heang said while the country’s real estate sector is growing, the trends of using services from agents have also increased. Continue reading

Serious flooding across country

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Village house was inundated in Koh Kong yesterday. Photo Supplied

The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding.

In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were inundated. Continue reading