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Remaining Kampong Speu land cases ‘complicated’

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Governor Vei Samnang said the provincial hall wants parties involved in the remaining cases to find an out-of-court solution. Heng Chivoan

Remaining Kampong Speu land cases ‘complicated’

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang provided an outline of land disputes at a press conference on Monday on the progress and goals in his province.

He said last year, the provincial administration received 152 complaints of land disputes. Of the number, 52 were solved, 57 were in the process of being solved and 43 were denied and sent to other departments to be processed.

The provincial cadastral committee, he said, had received 330 cases involving 1,646 families and covering 129ha. The committee has solved 151 cases and is in the process of solving 28. It rejected 150 complaints while one was withdrawn.

The governor said he wants to expedite the remaining cases but they were complicated and required relevant documents which had yet to be submitted. Some of the cases are 10 years old.

Samnang said the provincial administration was urging parties involved in the remaining cases to find an out-of-court solution.

He said systematic land title registration work had been carried out in 515 villages in the province. Last year, 408,938 plots had been entered into the system and 333,592 land titles were distributed to residents.

NGO ACNCIPO director Chea Hean said the provincial administration had many land cases yet to be solved.

“I requested that the provincial administration urge [cadastral officials] to expedite solutions in land cases for residents so they can rely on it for their livelihoods.

“If residents are well-off, the authorities seem to solve them quickly because they demand solutions. But poor residents don’t see their cases solved quickly,” he said.

He said he was observing over 30 cases that the provincial administration had not solved. When solutions could not be found, some cases were sent to national-level authorities for a solution.

Hean also appealed to the provincial administration to expedite the revocation of land from land concession companies in cases where the court issued a warrant. In some cases, provincial authorities had yet to act on these warrants.

He said this enabled offenders to continue occupying State land. If these problems are not solved, he said, they will only become more difficult in the future.

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