Vietnam Net reports that the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Nguyen Minh Quang, stated the government commitment to rationalize land data which will enable authorities to grant individuals or organisations land-use-right certificates.
- Land-use certificates were previously granted slowly, due to poor land management system and even corruption.
- Without land-use right certificates, land users face many difficulties in buying and selling and getting compensation if land is taken for public purposes.
- In 2011, the Government asked local authorities nationwide to improve their work on granting certificates related to land-use rights and asset-on-land ownership.
- 2013 is expected to see the completion of the certificate issuance. As many as six million land-use-right certificates will be granted this year, bringing the total number of granted certificates to 44 million.
- Out of 63 provinces and cities nationwide, 18 reportedly have nearly completed their work on granting such certificates, including Dong Thap, An Giang, Long An, Vinh Long, Ben Tre, Bac Lieu and Binh Duong.
- Minister Quang said that difficulties in accurately tracking the history of land use and cumbersome administrative procedures have slowed down the issuance process.