The Government has released an action programme to implement Resolution 19-NQ/TW on continuing renovating land policies to create a foundation for Vietnam to become a basically modern-oriented industrial country by 2020.

According to the Government Portal, the programme defines key tasks and measures for ministries, agencies and localities to improve land use and management in favour of socio-economic development, national defense, food security, environmental protection, anti-wastefulness and less land complaints.

It aims to raise people’s awareness of policies on land, and targets to improve land management efficiency, take economic measures instead of administrative ones and enable land relations to be ruled by market mechanisms under the State management.

Land reclamation, compensation, support and resettlement would be implemented in an open, transparent, democratic and fair manner and in line with legal regulations.

Resettlement areas would be built before land reclamation. Displaced people would receive more support on vocational training and job creation.

The programme also looks to speed up the process of shaping large farming land areas and building new-style rural areas and strictly control land allocation and land lease.

The issuance of certificates of land use right, residential house ownership and ownership of assets would be finalised.-VNA