Vehicles seized as authorities intervene in land clearing op

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Stung Hav district administration intervenes in a land clearing operation on disputed land in Preah Sihanouk province. Photo supplied

Stung Hav district administration intervened in a land clearing operation on disputed land in Otres Commune on Saturday, seizing two vehicles as a warning to all parties to cease their activities until a final court verdict is reached.

Otres Commune police chief Nget Lorn told The Post that on Saturday afternoon, Stung Hav district governor Chhay Sokunda led joint authority forces in a crack down on land clearing at O’Damrei Pagoda in Otres Commune’s Village 4, Preah Sihanouk province. Continue reading

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Vendors cheer electricity price cut

Source : Khmer Times 

Vendors will see the price of electricity drop to about only 740 riel per kilowatt. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Market vendors in the capital yesterday welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the price of electricity from 1,000 riel to only 740 riel per kilowatt hour.

Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the government’s decision to bring down electricity costs while speaking at the launch of the Lower Sesan II hydro project. Continue reading

Increase in land dispute resolutions

Source : Khmer Times 

A land title is given to a Kratie villager. Supplied

The Land Management Ministry yesterday announced it solved 364 out of 990 land dispute cases reported throughout the country this year, an increase when compared to last year’s 208 solved cases.

A report issued yesterday noted that the ministry’s cadastral survey commission solved 263 of the cases, while the ministry’s working group solved 101. Continue reading

Factory fire claims last victims

Source : Khmer Times

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The three remaining victims of a fire last week at the Golden Rice Factory in Kampong Speu province’s Odong district died on Saturday, an official said yesterday.

Choek Borin, provincial labour department director, said that two of the victims died while being treated in Vietnam, while the third died in Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. Continue reading

Capital’s apartments set to triple by 2030

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Tronum Sothearos stands out with its abundance of greenery in Chamkarmon district’s Tonle Bassac commune. The number of apartments in Phnom Penh is set to almost triple by 2030. Photo supplied

Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon and Tuol Kork districts will continue to see investment in apartments, while Sen Sok will become a new target market, as the number of apartments in Phnom Penh is set to almost triple by 2030.

According to a report issued on Tuesday by property firm VTrust Appraisal, Chamkarmon district ranks first in terms of apartment numbers, with 5,820 units spread across 230 projects, equivalent to 64 per cent of the total supply. Continue reading

Kampong Chhnang court put two land grabbers in detention

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Kampong Chhnang authorities inspect the location where two suspects were caught red-handed ‘clearing protected forest land’. Photo supplied

The Kampong Chhnang provincial court on Saturday ordered the detention of two suspects charged with illegal forest clearing in Rolea Ba’ier district, said the deputy provincial prosecutor Long Sitha.

“The investigating judge ordered them to be detained. I do not remember which article of the law, but it concerned the preservation of forest land,” Sitha said. Continue reading

New public-private mechanism to ‘fill gaps’ in tourism development

Source : Khmer Times 

Tourists visit the Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap. KT/Mai Vireak

A new mechanism has been established to facilitate cooperation between the government and members of the private sector in boosting tourism development.

The Board on Tourism Marketing and Promotion seeks to strengthen the promotion of Cambodia as a tourism destination abroad. Continue reading