The Land Management Minister has ordered provincial officials to finish the registration and distribution of seven million plots of land by 2021.
Minister Chea Sophara said on Friday that the implementation of a satellite-based measuring system is the first step needed to achieve the 2021 goal.
Mr Sophara noted that provincial officials have so far registered and distributed 68 percent of plots of land throughout the country.
He said that cadastre and geography departments across the country must begin drawing out foundational layouts for the declaration of areas.
“The ministry has already achieved the registration of 68 percent of land in the country,” Mr Sophara said. “By 2021, we need to register seven million plots of land.”
The ministry will also distribute satellite-based equipment to the cadastre and geography departments in order to facilitate the measurement of land.
Kao Madilen, Kratie provincial land management department head, said that 30 to 40 percent of measurements have been completed in his province.
Mr Madilen said that having a satellite-based system will help achieve the 2021 goal.
“We are now trying to urge our officials who are in charge of measuring land to keep up in order to meet the goal,” he said.
The government has been gradually distributing land titles to landless citizens.
Last week, the Land Management Ministry urged all related departments across the country to complete the mapping of areas in provinces, districts and communes.
The ministry said that local officials who do not have sufficient human resources must be provided assistance by local directors to map areas.