Transparency vital for land governance policies: Vice President U Nyan Tun

Vice President U Nyan Tun delivers speech at meeting of National Land Resources Management  Central Committee.—MNA
Vice President U Nyan Tun delivers speech at meeting of National Land Resources Management Central Committee.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 25 June —Land governance policies must be implemented transparently to maintain public trust, Vice President U Nyan Tun, chairman of the National Land Resources Management Central Committee, said Thursday at its meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.
In his speech, the vice president said the duties of the committee are wide-ranging, involving management of land for food, water resources, transportation and economic development.
He said the committee was formed with the aim of managing land resources of the country more effectively in accordance with the state constitution.
The vice president said future tasks of the committee include development of basic principles for land resources management policy in consultation with the public and implementation of pilot projects that aim to achieve people-centred development outcomes.
To develop land resources management policy with participation of the public, a draft policy has been amended with the consultation of experts and the public, the vice president added.
An increasing population, urban development, and the environmental impacts of climate change are among the challenges that must be addressed by the committee, the vice president said.
Afterwards, vice chairman of the central committee, Union Minister Lt-Gen Ko Ko, Union Minister U Win Tun and officials reported on development of policies for land confiscation, transfer, lease, issuing of land ownership documents and progress of work.—MNA

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