A conference examining the implementation of the Vietnam Land Administration Project (VLAP), which was designed to help Vietnam develop a modern land management system, was held in the central province of Khanh Hoa on June 23.

Hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the World Bank in Vietnam, the event brought together over 100 delegates from state agencies and nine localities involving in the project.

The MoNRE-built project has a total investment of 100 million USD, including 75 million USD funded by the WB. It has been carried out from 2008 in Hanoi, the northern provinces of Hung Yen and Thai Binh, central Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa and Quang Ngai provinces, and the Mekong Delta provinces of Tien Giang, Ben Tre and Vinh Long.

Scheduled to be completed by June, 2015, the project aims to develop a perfect land management system in the targeted cities and provinces and to help people utilise land information services, including instructions on land use right certificates.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Manh Hien urged authorities at all levels to speed up the granting of land use right certificates to the users.

He also stressed the need to intensify communications on the project to people, while focusing on solving difficulties in deploying the project.

Under the project, more than 30,400 ha of land were measured and drawn on an administrative map and over 250,000 land use right certificates issued in the first half of this year.

To date, nearly 1.59 million land use right certificates have been handed over to people in the benefited localities, according to the MoNRE.-VNA