VP U Henry Van Thio chairs 5th meeting of National Land Use Council

Vice President U Henry Van Thio presides over the 5th meeting of National Land Use Council at the Forest Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation in Nay Pyi Taw on 11 August 2020. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Henry Van Thio presides over the 5th meeting of National Land Use Council at the Forest Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation in Nay Pyi Taw on 11 August 2020. Photo: MNA

Vice President U Henry Van Thio presided over the 5th meeting of National Land Use Council, held at the Ingyin Hall of Forest Department of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the meeting, the Vice President said that the council was formed on 17 January 2018 by the Order number 15 of Union Government to implement the objectives and principles, and to enforce the laws relating to National Land Use Policy.
The council held regular biannual meetings, the National Land Use Policy Forum from 2 to 3 October in 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw; the forum resulted in strengthening structure of NLUC, drafting the National Land Law, harmonization of laws related to land administration, implementation of land use zones and establishment of information management systems.
The NLUC is now carrying out these results and the tasks of council.
The council has formed the relevant committees to effectively perform its tasks.
The Vice President advised the work committees to coordinate with these committees at region/state levels and the Union Territory (Nay Pyi Taw).
The NLUC also signed the Record of Discussion (RoD) with partner organizations the European Union and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for cooperation in the works of council on 27 January 2020.
The working areas under the RoD include formation of committees, work committees, technical advisory committees, holding national-level forums for implementing prioritized plans, drawing draft plans for harmonization between the National Land Law and its related laws, and negotiation with public.
The EU has planned to support the project titled ‘Promoting Integrated Land Use Planning and Management in Myanmar’, with an estimated fund of 5 million euro through FAO for the four-year project.
The Vice President added that the council will continue working for implementation of its tasks for systematic land management.
Next, the Union Minister for Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources U Ohn Win, in his capacity as the NLUC Secretary, explained implementation of the decisions made by the fourth meeting, and the plans for multi-purpose land use project.
Afterwards, the Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint, in his capacity as Vice-Chairperson of the work committee on drafting the National Land Law and harmonizing of the laws related to land management, explained the process of drafting the National Land Law and the works done by his work committee.
Then, Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Dr Ye Myint Swe, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the work committee on drafting One Map Myanmar, explained the activities of the work committee and future plans.
Director-General of Forest Department Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw explained the activities of the coordination work committee on drafting land use project; the land use technical advisory board leader Director-General Dr Wah Wah Maung explained the works done by her board; and the Deputy Director-General of Department of Agriculture Land Management and Statistics U Hlwan Moe explained the works done by the coordination committee for implementing agriculture development strategy.
Afterwards, the NLUC members Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win, Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win, Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun (Myanmar Investment Commission Chairperson), Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, and the Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw discussed various matters including preparations for land use for local and foreign investors, land use for establishing industrial zones and special economic zones, land administration in accordance with traditions of national ethnic people, construction of telecommunications towers, land use for construction of oil and natural gas pipelines as well as power grids, and land use for urban development projects and housing projects.
Then, via video conferencing, NLUC members the Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairperson and the regional Chief Ministers explained the works done by the land use committees in their respective areas. Afterwards, the NLUC Chairperson Vice President U Henry Van Thio coordinated the discussions and delivered concluding remarks. —MNA (Translated by Aung Khin, Maung Maung Swe)

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