Confiscated farmland returned to 25 farmers in Waingmaw

Vice President U Henry Van Thio delivers an address at the ceremony to return confiscated farmland to farmers in Waingmaw, Myitkyina District yesterday. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Henry Van Thio delivers an address at the ceremony to return confiscated farmland to farmers in Waingmaw, Myitkyina District yesterday. Photo: MNA

Over 110 acres of confiscated farmland released by a local battalion was returned to 25 original owners in Waingmaw Township, Myitkyina District, yesterday in the presence of Vice President U Henry Van Thio.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the City Hall in Myitkyina, Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Central Committee for Scrutinizing Confiscated Farmlands and Other Lands, pledged that the farmers would get land use rights guaranteed by the 2012 Farmland Law to sell, pawn, lease, exchange and give to successors.
At the ceremony, authorities issued temporary landuse permits to the farmers.
In order to develop infrastructure for the country including establishing airports and to increase security, urban areas were expanded, special economic zones and industry zones were constructed, permission granted to departments, companies and private business to conduct agriculture and animal breeding projects were expanded and established resulting in farmlands being confiscated causing much losses to farmers.
To solve the confiscated land issues, the Union Government formed the national level committee and adopted 52 policies, and the Nay Pyi Taw Council region/state/district/township/ward and village level committees are solving the issues in respective areas.
As the land issue is complicated, those who are participating in solving land issues at different levels are urged to provide fair and just solutions in accordance with the law and polices, said the Vice President.
He continued to say that the Union Government has also assisted in selling agricultural produce at the export markets so that local farmers could earn good income.
The Vice President has urged the farmers to turn their traditional agricultural practices to modern farming methods in attempts to minimize the loss and wastages as the government was encouraging contract farming and establishing wholesale markers for corps in regions and states.
In his concluding remarks, Vice President U Henry Van Thio urged the farmers to work hard to promote the standard of living and production capacity realizing that the agricultural sector on which they are working accounts for over 70 per cent of the population. He added that the agricultural sector played an important role in the economy of the country.
Dr Khet Aung, Chief Minister of Kachin State, reported on the status of solving confiscated land issues in the state.
Afterwards, Lt-Col Kyaw Myo Win of the Ministry of Defence handed over the documents related to the farmland released by the ministry to Administrator of Myitkyina District General Administration Office U Khaung Lan Di.
Afterwards, Kachin State Chief Minister Dr. Khet Aung, Deputy Ministers Rear-Admiral Myint Nwe, Maj-Gen Than Htut and U Kyaw Lin, member of the Kachin State Cabinet U Mya Thein, Permanent Secretary U Tin Myint and U Win Khant presented the land use permit form 7 to the farmers.
Following the ceremony, the Vice President visited the One Stop Service office in Myitkyina and viewed the public services there. —MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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