The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction has set 2021 as the deadline to complete land registration nationwide, including indigenous land registration, with 74% of total land parcels already registered.
Around 5.2 million land parcels were registered nationwide, accounting for 74% of the total 7 million land parcels by April 2019, according to a press statement from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction dated 02 May.
Of the total land registrations achieved, 4.6 million land parcels were registered in a systematic manner and 600,000 land parcels were registered in a sporadic manner, the statement read.
The statement explained that the ministry has also achieved the registration of communal land for 24 indigenous communities, equal to 648 land parcels.
Related to land disputes, the ministry received 10,078 cases of complaints; of which 8,062 cases were completely resolved and the other 2,016 cases are currently being resolved, the ministry said.
The ministry said in the press release that setting the objectives for land registration is to ensure land tenure security, respect for people’s land rights, improvement in their living conditions, poverty reduction, food security, and social harmony.
To achieve the goal, the Cambodian government through the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction, has made efforts to develop appropriate legal standards and to set out an action plan to accelerate nationwide land registration and land dispute resolution mechanism for the people.