August 19, 2016

Nay Pyi Taw Council to settle seized farmland cases ‘within six months’

CASES of confiscated farmlands in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area will be settled completely within six months according to Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr Myo Aung at a ceremony to hand over 211.46 acres of farmland back to its original owners in Zeyarthiri Township yesterday.
The farmlands returned to the original owners were among 321.39 acres seized in the time of the State Peace and Development Council in 2004-2005 FY for the construction of the Ministry of Information’s newspaper buildings and printing houses.
During yesterday’s ceremony the ministry gave back 211.46 acres of unused lands to local owners.
Scrutiny is still ongoing over ownership disputes over some farmland, said U Aye Maung Sein, member of the Nay Pyi Taw Council at the ceremony.
Many cases of confiscated farmlands still remain to be solved in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area and works are underway regarding seized farmlands to determine returning lands or paying compensations, added the Council member.
According to the Council, No (3) Form for the temporary use of farmland was issued to the farmers who got back seized farmlands at the ceremony and the farmers will also be given No (7) Form that allows farmers to own, inherit, sell, pawn, transfer and have access to bank loans.
“I am very delighted to get back my lands in the time of the new government as I thought my lands would not be returned to me at all,” said U Zaw Khin from Wegyi village. —Thein Ko Lwin


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