Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao has asked sectors, departments, and district authorities to intensify State management to promptly prevent and handle cases of using farming and public land for illegal purposes.

Local authorities are also required to accelerate the process of granting land-use right certificates to eligible users as well as seriously implement planning schemes on building the capital, using land, and developing agriculture, among others.

The city has recorded positive progress in the field over the past time, according to the municipal People’s Committee.

Among nearly 19,300 plots of land being used by groups or organisations, it has certified nearly 8,100 plots, accounting for 42 percent of the total land plots.

In the past year alone, 1,200 land-use right certificates were granted to eligible organisations.

Hanoi plans to grant at least 2,000 certificates to organisations and more than 45,570 others to households and individuals in 2014.

In addition, it will examine 144,000 ha for which prospective land users were denied certificates because of insufficient documents.-VNA