November 02, 2016

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VP addresses land grab issues to central committee

Vice President U Henry Van Thio addresses the meeting of  Central Committee on Confiscated Farmlands and Other Lands.
Vice President U Henry Van Thio addresses the meeting of Central Committee on Confiscated Farmlands and Other Lands.

Plots of land in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, states and regions confiscated by ministries, individuals and organizations for now-stalled projects are to be handed over to the Central Committee on Confiscated Farmlands and Other Lands in accordance with land management laws, rules and regulations for the interest of the country and local people, Vice President U Henry Van Thio said at Meeting 2/2016 of the Central Committee yesterday.
The central committee has already formed committees at Nay Pyi Taw Council, state and region levels, district level, township level and ward and village tract level to overcome the problems faced in solving the complaints about land confiscation, according to the vice president.
The central committee has also developed a five-point policy for confiscated land and a three-point policy for land confiscated by the Tatmadaw and an eight-step procedure for returning released land to former owners, a seven-point work plan for land that cannot be released to former owners, a five-point guideline for released land and a fifteen-point guideline for committees at various levels, the vice president added.
A total of 2,056 cases of land confiscation were submitted to the central committee by Hluttaws and states and regions and the cases were transferred to local committees. Thirty-three cases have been resolved so far, the vice president said.
In conclusion, the vice president said that committees at various levels are required to submit progress reports every month.
Union Ministers Lt-Gen Sein Win and Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, the secretary of the central committee, the chairman of the central committee, and state and region chief ministers then reported on measures taken to redress the sufferings and difficulties of land owners.
The meeting concluded with remarks by the vice president.

 

 

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