Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Chroy Changvar locals upset over loss of access route



Chroy Changvar locals upset over loss of access route

Chroy Changvar locals upset over loss of access route

Thirty villagers on the capital’s Chroy Changvar peninsula yesterday blocked National Road 6 with metal gates after authorities blocked a thoroughfare they had previously used to access the arterial road, only to be dispersed by the police later.

About 12 families from the district’s Prek village were prevented from using a piece of land they had previously used to cross from their village to the national road after the land’s owner, Meas Chhun, received a court order giving him exclusive use.

Preab Mony, Prek Leab commune chief, said Chhun had a land title for the plot but had previously allowed villagers to use it, as there were no other access points to the main road. But, when other crossings were built, he decided to take back the land.

“We were only implementing the court order,” Mony said. “We asked them [villagers] to complain to the court and not to block National Road 6.”

Despite Chhun’s land title, village resident Ming Nang insisted that the plot in question was public land.

“We know that we have new roads to cross over and it is not far away, but this piece of land belongs to public and is not privately owned,” she said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • SBI LY HOUR Bank Launches Cross Border Money Transfer Service between Cambodia and Vietnam on RippleNet, utilizing DLT

    SBI LY HOUR Bank Plc and Hanoi-based Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) on Friday launched the first Cambodia-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency via RippleNet, provided by SBI Ripple Asia Co Ltd to provide safe, fast and convenient services. SBI LY HOUR

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a

  • Cambodia ready to exit LDC status

    Cambodia is well-prepared to minimise economic risks when it graduates from its Least Developed Countries status, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce on May 7. Four LDCs – Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal – met at a virtual workshop last week to explore potential

  • Nine US franchises eye Cambodia debut

    Nine famous US franchising companies are looking for business opportunities and expansion into Cambodia to build a footstep for a strong foundation in Southeast Asia. The US embassy in Phnom Penh, in partnership with the US Foreign Commercial Service and with support from the American

  • Jab drive announced for two more Phnom Penh districts

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration on May 15 announced a first-dose novel-coronavirus vaccination campaign for Boeung Keng Kang and Sen Sok districts from May 18-31, and a follow-up second-shot drive from June 1-15. Twenty vaccination sites have been set up in a combined 13 communes across both