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.
More than 40 officers from the Pailin Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Department were made to swear before the statue of Yeay Yat on Monday that they had not misplaced 21 land titles.
No one knows the location of the missing certificates in question.
Siem Reap provincial deputy governor Ly Samrith expressed concern that land registration plans for residents scheduled to be completed by late 2021 could not be achieved because 80 per cent of the land had not been registered.
Land dispute issues are a major factor that poses a hindrance to the registration process in the province, Samrith said.