December 17, 2016

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Land leases provided to rightful owners in Myawady

Ceremony to grant land lease in progress. Photo: Htein Lin Aung IPRD
Ceremony to grant land lease in progress. Photo: Htein Lin Aung IPRD

A total of 150 government land leases were handed out to the rightful owners of land in Maekanaelan Village in Myawady Township of Kayin State on 10 October. The villagers had been living off the land without any documentation to prove ownership.
Myawaddy District Commissioner U Lwin Ko Oo handed over the land ownership certificates to villagers and said he hoped that their newly acquired legal rights will provide them with peace of mind.
The commissioner, who also chairs the District Land Leases Presentation Working  Committee, said that the village was selected because there are no land ownership disputes and it is easily accessible by road. A village spokesperson expressed thanks to the district commissioner of behalf of the local community.

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