Land

Mandalay farmers battle municipal committee

Angry farmers in Mandalay have hit back at local officials by launching a court action against those they say destroyed huts and signboards on their land. A private company, Phwit Phyo Thit, has signed an agreement with Mandalay City Development Committee to build a golf resort ...

Lao authorities vow to tackle fake land titles

Lao authorities have vowed to take further action to inspect and address fake land titles after discovering that some fraudsters have produced fake titles to guarantee and secure finance from informal financial sources. Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mr Sisavath Vithaxay warned the informal ...

Thai Forest Department department reclaims land for Hmong

Authorities have agreed to draft a master plan for zoning the Phuttubberk forest in Phetchabun’s Lom Kao district to allow hill tribe minorities to live and work there. The plan is also designed to keep resort business operators away. Keep reading ...

Lao Ministry reaffirms plan to issue 400,000 land titles by 2020

Land management authorities will pursue their plan to issue 400,000 land titles over the next five years until 2020, the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment has said. Statistics show there are 2.6 million land plots across the country including 1.8 million for which land ...

Laos SEZs prove to be major job generators

Sixty-five companies from Laos and foreign countries including Thailand at the Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone have created over 4,500 jobs for local people. According to Thongsay Sayavongkhamdy, a senior official from the Savannakhet provincial authority, from now until 2020, both local and overseas companies are expected to ...

Hanoi to open industrial clusters in Phu Xuyen District

Phu Xuyen District, Hanoi, will open an industrial zone to attract industries and handicrafts.   The Hanoi People’s Committee has issued Decision No. 4989/QD-UBND to establish Phu Tuc Industrial Zone in Phu Xuyen District. The industrial complexes will attract industries and handicrafts suitable for industrial development planning and socio-economic ...

Mandalay golf resort project faces land-grabbing claims

Defiant farmers in Mandalay Region are cultivating fields they say they own as negotiations with the local authorities broke down.  The 200 farmers began harrowing the fields, which are slated for a golf resort, on 25 September in preparation for planting. The farmers say more than 600 ...

Mines on Cambodian premier’s UN speech agenda

Prime Minister Hun Sen will attend the opening of the UN’s General Assembly in New York on 25 September and has vowed to push demining as a development issue, despite it not being on the UN’s agenda. Speaking at the Sokha Hotel, the premier questioned the issue’s ...

No options for families in Poipet facing eviction

Forty-three families from Poipet town and the nearby village of Kbal Spean 1 say they will ignore the 28 September deadline of an eviction notice from the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court. Resident Ith Sim said the families have lived on the land for over a decade. Keep ...

Farmers confront minister over alleged land grab

Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing came under pressure from constituents on 23 September over allegations land had been taken from farmers and placed in his wife’s name. But the minister, who has previously been linked to large land grabs during his time as a regional military ...

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