The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) jointly held a conference in Hanoi on February 14 to discuss the enforcement of the revised Land Law, which was adopted by the 13th National Assembly in November last year.

Participants gave comments on draft decrees on land prices and compensation, support and resettlement for those whose land is taken from them.

According to MoNRE Minister Nguyen Minh Quang, the 2013 Land Law, which will take effect on July 1, 2014, is an important document that will completely renovate land policy to meet the country’s socio-economic development requirements in a period of rapid industrialisation, modernisation and international integration.

Decrees detailing the enforcement of the law must abide by and accord with the provisions of the Constitution, he affirmed.

The draft decree on compensation, support and resettlement consists of three chapters with 24 articles that mention 14 contents of the Land Law.

Based on ideas contributed by ministries, agencies and localities, the two decrees focus on mechanisms and policies to support people whose land is revoked, ensuring their living standards and jobs as well as an equality among land users, Minister Minh said.-VNA