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Biblioteca Declaration of the Royal Government on Land Policy.

Declaration of the Royal Government on Land Policy.

Declaration of the Royal Government on Land Policy.

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The Vision of the present Land Policy in Cambodia is to administer, manage, use and distribute land in equitable, transparent, efficient and sustainable manner in order to contribute to achieving national goals of poverty alleviation, ensuring food security, national resources and environmental protection, national defence and socio-economic development in the context of market economy. The Council for Land Policy shall promote and monitor implementation of land policy in compliance with the direction of the Supreme Council for State Reform as well as coordinate among the three land sub-sectors (land administration, land management and land distribution) to strengthen implementation of the land law and other legislation related to the environment, forestry, fisheries, water resources.Goals and activities involved in the three sub-sectors are as follows: The goals of land administration are to register ownership and other rights, to conduct official transfer of those rights, to prevent and resolve land disputes in order to strengthen land tenure security, and ensure reliability and efficiency of land market. Land registration shall comply with principles of good governance and transparency, decentralization and de-concentration, and gender equity in order to develop a culture of land registration , and to increase trust in land registration systems. Field of activities for land administration are as follows: 1) to develop and strengthen the implementation of laws and regulations in relevant fields, such as expropriation law, law on agricultural land, land transfer, land consolidation, land sub-division, land taxation, land valuation, land market, land survey. 2) to gradually establish a clear and complete inventory of State immovable properties (land and buildings) in a unified database system in order to enhance the efficiency of State immovable properties management. 3) to conduct land registration throughout the country in a transparent and effective way for both State land and individuals’ private land; 4) to establish geology information system and soil classification based on natural characteristic of land; 5) to develop a unified Geography Information System across the country; 6) to develop a participatory, transparent and officially recognized Land Valuation System; to encourage participation of private sector in land surveying under the control of the cadastral administration; to continue the extra-judicial mechanism for land dispute resolutions for administrative commission, cadastral commission at all levels; to develop self-financing systems for land administration, starting from revenue from land administration and cadastral services.The objective of land management is to ensure management protection and use of land and natural resources with transparency and efficiency in order to preserve environmental sustainability and equitable socio-economic development in rural and urban areas as well as to prevent dispute over land use by regulating land development, land conversion, land readjustment, construction and good governance policies. Field of activities for land management are as follows: 1) to develop national policy and legal framework as well as appropriate procedures for land development management in rural and urban areas; 2) to develop Spatial Planning System; 3) all land use planning for priority areas; 4) to administer and control the use of land and natural resources; 5) to foster National and Provincial Spatial Planning, as well as sub-national Land Use Planning; 6) to speed up the development of guidelines on local land use; 7) to accelerate decentralization of land management; 8) to introduce land readjustment to increase economic productivity and local development.The objective of land distribution is to provide clear direction for allocation and use of State land for public and private purposes in a transparent and equitable manner in response to the needs for land of the people, particularly the poor and disabled. Land distribution shall ensure equity, social stability, food security and facilitate investment based on the natural characteristic, type and quality of soil for sustainable socio-economic development. Field of activities for land distribution are as follows: 1) to accelerate collection and establishment of state land inventory to reserve land for present and future land distribution; 2) to develop and implement medium and long-term strategies and frameworks of land distributions planning in order to use land for social and economic purposes; 3) to foster land distribution for social purposes on due time in order to help tackle social problems and prevent illegal State land clearing: 4) to implement partnership between small and large-scale plantation holders. And corporations in agricultural production.

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