Minister presents national land use planning for 2021-2030 hinh anh 1Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha presented a report on the draft national land use planning for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050, the 2021-2025 land use plan, and a verification report by the NA’s Economic Committee, during the ongoing second session of the 15th legislature on October 29.

Minister Ha said the draft planning and 2021-2025 land use plan aim to ensure enough land for the country’s socio-economic development strategy, thus laying a foundation to turn Vietnam into a high-income developed nation by 2045.

Chairman of the NA’s Economic Committee Vu Hong Thanh said the two drafts basically meet requirements in the Law on Planning.

He asked the Government to drastically direct ministries, agencies and localities to realise the Resolution on the national land use planning for 2021-2030 after it is approved by the legislature.

To prevent overlapping in land planning, the committee suggested the Government urge localities to promptly submit their own plans, and explain why protective forest coverage in the north central and coastal central regions and the southeastern region are reduced while they are hardest hit by disasters and flooding each year.

As illegal deforestation and use of forestry land remain rampant, the committee proposed the Government offer measures to closely control forest land, especially natural forests.

The Government was also asked to report to the legislature the use of rice farming land after they are used for other crops for 2011-2020./.