Vice President U Nyan Tun outlines land resources management reform

Vice President U Nyan Tun highlights reform process of land resources management system.
Vice President U Nyan Tun highlights reform process of land resources management system.

Vice President U Nyan Tun explained the reform of the land resources management system Thursday to the central committee at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry in Nay Pyi Taw.
The vice president, who is also chair of the Central Committee for Land Resources Management, said there are three preliminary tasks being undertaken as part of the reform.
The first is the development of basic principles for land resources management policy, with public participation, that will lay a sound foundation for the future. It is being carried out with advice from Hluttaw representatives in states and divisions, civil society organizations and town elders, the vice president added.
The vice president urged the officials to take necessary measures to draft a land law that meets the standards of fairness, enforceability and compliance by the public as the second task.
The third task is a pilot project towards people-centred development outcomes, which is to be realized by developing the One Map database, which will use technology to centralise land records and statistics, the vice president added.
Afterwards, the vice president said it is necessary to take steps to compile land records, and develop a monitoring mechanism for land use management. Furthermore, the collection of accurate land price data is required to establish an efficient land market, as well as improve the land tax system and prevent land speculation.
Concerning the relocation of farmland, the vice president suggested the current system of relocating farmland in forest reserves, to settle land disputes and fulfil the need to relocate farmland in the post-conflict period, should be based on international standards, with the cooperation of the international community.
After the speech of the vice president, central committee member Dr Tun Shin explained the draft land law.
Then, vice chairman of the central committee, Union Minister Lt-Gen Ko Ko and Union Minister U Win Tun, reported on the use of state-own land, rent, compensation for land confiscation and resettlement, as well as rules and regulations for classification of land.
Afterwards, members of the central committee reported on matters including management of virgin and vacant land, land use for mining and urban development projects in cities.

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