Vacant land

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Vacant land

Post by Duncan » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:10 am

Less than 25 km from the PP city center there is so much vacant land not being used. Not even as much as a grain of rice, a cow or a tree planted. In what other country would you find this much land not being used for some agriculture purpose so close to the city. Where are all those countries that talk about world food supplies and shortages.

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Re: Vacant land

Post by Soi Dog » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:25 am

Duncan wrote: Not even as much as a grain of rice, a cow or a tree planted.
Why would anyone plant a cow? :crazy:
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Re: Vacant land

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:28 am

Most likely someone is just doing some land speculation. Almost all large land purchases right outside the city are done for land speculation purposes.
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Re: Vacant land

Post by OrangeDragon » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:06 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:Most likely someone is just doing some land speculation. Almost all large land purchases right outside the city are done for land speculation purposes.
Yep. Squatters will sometimes set up on them... but given how hard it's been to kick those off lately once they do I imagine the keep an eye on it to make sure they don't.

Almost all of the border land not in use is titled in huge parcels to people trying to sell it as "Potential SEZ" or "Great Factory Location".
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Re: Vacant land

Post by ali baba » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:15 pm

I'm more curious about vacant plots IN the city centre. Some have been unused for 10 years. Not even a car parked or anything.
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Re: Vacant land

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:56 pm

Land which was bought for pennies 10-20 years ago. No mortgage, so why sell? Sometimes the owners don't have enough money to build, sometimes they're asking price is ridiculous (classic) and at other times they're simply not interested/pressured to sell. It's all a waiting game and there are no laws which prevent that here.
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Re: Vacant land

Post by horace » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:15 pm

A lot of the land outside PP is not suitable for crops, the dirt is sand/stone and it's also part of the Mekong/ Tonle Sap flood plain. if there's no wall around it then the land is probably as described above
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Re: Vacant land

Post by ali baba » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:03 pm

Good points Bitte_Kein_Lexus. I just find it weird that they don't rent the land to someone. A parking area would be pretty simple as would some shacks selling food or phone cards.
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Re: Vacant land

Post by khmerinade » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:30 pm

horace wrote:A lot of the land outside PP is not suitable for crops, the dirt is sand/stone and it's also part of the Mekong/ Tonle Sap flood plain.

This.
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Re: Vacant land

Post by ali baba » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:05 pm

khmerinade wrote:
horace wrote:A lot of the land outside PP is not suitable for crops, the dirt is sand/stone and it's also part of the Mekong/ Tonle Sap flood plain.
This.
That.
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