Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Koh Kong authorities plan inspections of construction, sea reclamation

Koh Kong authorities plan inspections of construction, sea reclamation

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Koh Kong deputy Provincial Governor Sok Sothy leads a meeting on November 17 to review registrations of state land. PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION

Koh Kong authorities plan inspections of construction, sea reclamation

Koh Kong’s provincial administration instructed all of its district authorities and relevant departments to inspect all construction and sea reclamation projects to determine whether they were done legally, with permission and up to standards, or illegally.

The administration said that all illegal construction including reclamation of the sea and canals is prohibited and must be prevented.

The orders were issued at a meeting held on November 17 to review registrations of state land led by Deputy Provincial Governor Sok Sothy, according to the administration.

The meeting was attended by land management officials from each district, officials from the Ministry of Environment and officers in charge of the military units assigned to the province.

They also plan to inspect certain suspect locations and take measurements of the land there while mapping the areas in more detail and marking their borders.

It was stressed in the meeting that the land controlled by the military based in the province that is located in protected areas must not be developed, constructed upon or otherwise used without first receiving permission to do so from the environment ministry.


  • Joy as Koh Ker Temple registered by UNESCO

    Cambodia's Koh Ker Temple archaeological site has been officially added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 17. The ancient temple, also known as Lingapura or Chok Gargyar, is located in

  • Famed US collector family return artefacts to Cambodia

    In the latest repatriation of ancient artefacts from the US, a total of 33 pieces of Khmer cultural heritage will soon return home, according to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. In a September 12 press statement, it said the US Attorney’s Office for the

  • Tina rebuffs ‘false claims’ over falling paddy price

    Agriculture minister Dith Tina has shed light on the trade of paddy rice in Battambang – Cambodia’s leading rice-producing province – in a bid to curb what he dubs a “social media fact distortion campaign” to destabilise the market. While acknowledging that the prices of paddy

  • Cambodia set to celebrate Koh Ker UNESCO listing

    To celebrate the inscription of the Koh Ker archaeological site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Ministry of Cults and Religion has appealed to pagodas and places of worship to celebrate the achievement by ringing bells, shaking rattles and banging gongs on September 20. Venerable

  • Kampot curfew imposed to curb ‘gang’ violence

    Kampot provincial police have announced measures to contain a recent spike in antisocial behaviour by “unruly’ youth. Officials say the province has been plagued by recent violence among so-called “gang members”, who often fight with weapons such as knives and machetes. Several social observers have

  • PM outlines plans to discuss trade, policy during US visit

    Prime Minister Hun Manet is set to meet with senior US officials and business leaders during his upcoming visit to the US for the UN General Assembly (UNGA), scheduled for September 20. While addressing nearly 20,000 workers in Kampong Speu province, Manet said he aims to affirm