MLMUPC Diary: January- February 2017

MLMUPC Diary:  January- February 2017

Social land concession committee speeds up commitments

3 Jan: H.E. Chea Sophara, chairman of the Committee of Social Land Concessions led a meeting to review previous activities and to set the committee’s future direction. They committed to offer land concessions to marginalised families in need of land such as veterans, people with disabilities and poor families as well as military families living along the borders to improve their family livelihoods.

MLMUPC inaugurates first affordable housing project

7 Jan: H.E. Chea Sophara opened the country’s first affordable housing project on 25.04 hectares located at Rokar Kpous Commune, Sa-ang District, Kandal Province. The project is managed by MLMUPC under the cooperation with Worldbridge Land Co., Ltd.

MLMUPC deals with Lok Hour cases

9 Jan: H.E. Chea Sophara led a committee comprising the Kandal provincial governor to monitor the land measurement and titling process for families that won the land disputes with Cambodia People’s Party law maker Lok Hour. This came after the government decided on 6 January to reclaim almost 3,000 hectares of land from Lok Hour’s property to offer to residents in two districts of Kandal Province.

MLMUPC delegation studies land management concepts in Japan

12 Jan: A high-level MLMUPC delegation led by H.E. Chea Sophara visited Japan from 9-12 January via an invitation by Japan’s Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transportation to learn about advanced land management and urban planning concepts. The visit achieved three outcomes; an MoU signed between both parties on the livelihood enhancement and enhancing sustainable economic development on housing, construction land management and cadastral registration. The delegation also visited residential developments and city development planning by using satellite on affordable housing projects, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI). H.E. Chea Sophara requested the data from GSI for the land management and urban planning purposes in Cambodia.

MLMUPC wraps-up 2016 work and sets 2017 goals 

17 Jan: The MLMPUC hosted a conference at Garden City Hotel where the work of 2016 work was reviewed and the future direction for 2017s achievements were set.

Land dispute resolution with Suy Sophan starts

3 Feb: After receiving the green light from the government, the MLMUPC will lead in the land dispute resolution between 554 victim families living in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov District and Kandal’s Ponhea Lueu District with Ms. Suy Sophan. The government’s directive orders the disputes to be solved peacefully by demanding Ms. Suy Sophan to participate in the resolution and accept the solutions settled by MLMUPC.

Improved ties with French partners

6 Feb: H.E. Chea Sophara attended a luncheon business networking event hosted by the French Embassy in Phnom Penh where he exchanged contacts and views with various executives from French companies and NGOs.

Ministry welcomes over 205 new registered officials

13 Feb: The MLMUPC welcomed 205 newly-enrolled ministry officials to improve its services to people so as to enhance the national economic development. H.E. Chea Sophara encouraged the new staff to be hard-working, honest and commit with their best capacity.

More low-cost housing developments are on pipelines

13 Feb: H.E. Chea Sophara announced there will be more affordable housing projects to be developed at various locations in Phnom Penh by end of 2017. The projects will help people withlow income own a decent home with prices ranging from USD25, 000 to USD30,000. More projects will be developed along National Roads No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 with the priority on roads No. 3, 4, and 5.

National Coastal committee tour coastline

21 Feb: The National Coastal Management Committee, which comprises of chairman H.E. Chea Sophara, vice chairs H.E. Thong Kon and H.E. Say Samal, toured the coast from Sihanoukville’s Stueng Hav district to Botom Sakor district of Koh Kong province as part of the country’s 440km beachfront to prepare the comprehensive coastal development planning which will include infrastructure developments and environmental protection and land titling. The visit was inspired by the government directive issued on 3 February 2012 on the kingdom’s coastal development strategy. 

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