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Land row families demand titles

Nearly 100 citizens representing 429 families at the center of the Techo Aphivat land dispute gathered at Kampot provincial hall on February 8 demanding resolution of the row and for land titles to be speeded up. However, the authorities said these citizens are not resident there and ...

Expansion work starts at Myanmar's Thilawa industrial park

An expansion project at Myanmar’s first modern industrial park began Tuesday, as the government concluded negotiations related to resettling residents of the development area. The Thilawa special economic zone, which came about as a public-private effort between Japan and Myanmar, will undergo a roughly 100-hectare ...

PM vows to address chronic land issues

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has pledged to find solutions to the many land issues that have emerged and the government has formed a taskforce committee to investigate the problems and resolve them. The committee will investigate land concessions, the transfer of land use rights in ...

Factory owners say fake ‘squatters’ extorting them

The issue of illegal tenants and land compensation remains a major challenge for the Yangon Region government, and, in the absence of solutions, the matter has taken a new turn with factory owners now accusing farmers of trespassing and extortion. U Aye Thaung, chair of the ...

Consultation on investment rules highlights land issues

A public consultation on the regulations that will accompany Myanmar’s new investment law threw the spotlight onto the country’s complicated land legislation once again. But although they acknowledge the barriers that land rules present to potential investors, officials in charge of the investment law regulations ...

Families, authorities reach relocation deal

Locals and authorities came to a relocation agreement on January 23 after some 100 villagers, representing about 200 families living on a riverbank in Kampong Chhnang province protested on Sunday to demand proper compensation after they were told they must move to pave the way for ...

Families near airport push for land titles

About 600 families living next to Phnom Penh International Airport urged the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation on January 23 to help speed up the process of giving them titles to their land. While submitting a petition to the SSCA on January 23, resident representative ...

Ministry to meet sugar companies over land dispute

The Land Ministry will meet with the three companies at the center of the decade-long land dispute in Koh Kong province this week in an attempt to finally resolve the villagers’ grievances.​ In a letter made available to the public on January 18, the ministry’s ...

More than 3,500 disputes have been ‘resolved’: gov’t

Cambodia has either resolved or rejected 6,060 of the Kingdom’s 7,549 ongoing land disputes, according to figures presented by Deputy Prime Minister of Land Management Bin Chhin during a speech yesterday. More than 3,500 cases have reportedly been “resolved”, while a further 2,500 cases were ...

Cambodia's water people pushed out of Phnom Penh sewer for billion-dollar ING City

For decades, the vast lakes and wetlands fringing Cambodia’s capital have been home to thousands of people making a living from the water — fishing and harvesting vegetables for market. Now they face eviction, as politically well-connected land speculators push them out. “If they fill ...

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