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

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End sought to 10-year row

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Koh Kong villagers have been locked in a dispute with Chinese firm Union Development Group. Heng Chivoan

Representatives of villagers locked in a land dispute for more than a decade said they have handed petitions to the EU, US and Chinese embassies and the land management and environment ministries in a bid to bring about a speedy solution to the ongoing case. Continue reading

Calls for mangrove protection

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Mangroves and wetland areas in Kep, Kampot, Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong provinces are being illegally cleared and filled. Photo supplied

Mangroves and wetland areas in four coastal provinces are being illegally cleared and filled in order to grab land and build homes for private ownership, said a letter from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries dated November 19.

Its minister, Veng Sakhon sent the letter to authorities in Kep, Kampot, Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong provinces, requesting action to ensure the areas’ preservation. Continue reading

Minister denies naval base report

Source : Khmer Times

The government has denied a report that it will allow China to build a naval base at a port being built in Koh Kong province. Reuters

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn has dismissed a report stating that the government would allow a Chinese naval base to be erected in Koh Kong province.

The report, published by Asia Times last week, said that China has been lobbying the Cambodian government since last year for a port in Koh Kong province on the Gulf of Thailand to be used as a naval base.
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NGO to pay farmer $3,000 for cutting down trees

Source : Khmer Times

Wildlife Alliance cleared the family’s fruit trees in Koh Kong province’s Koh Kong district. Mother Nature

A farming family has agreed to receive $3,000 in compensation from the Wildlife Alliance after it cleared the family’s fruit trees in Koh Kong province’s Koh Kong district.

Yorng Tay, the wife of farmer Seng Thet, said by phone yesterday that Wildlife Alliance agreed to pay $3,000 to her and her husband for clearing their fruit trees, including mangos, durians, coconuts, rambutans and mangosteens. Continue reading

NGO to pay farmer $3,000 for cutting down trees

Source : Khmer Times 

Wildlife Alliance cleared the family’s fruit trees in Koh Kong province’s Koh Kong district. Mother Nature

A farming family has agreed to receive $3,000 in compensation from the Wildlife Alliance after it cleared the family’s fruit trees in Koh Kong province’s Koh Kong district. Continue reading

Koh Kong protesters back in capital

Source : Khmer Times 

Security guards block the protesters yesterday. KT/Mai Vireak

About 40 people representing hundreds of families locked in a land dispute with the Union Development Group in Koh Kong province attempted to gather in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house and the United Nations office in Phnom Penh yesterday to demand a resoultion. Continue reading