The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has told local authorities to inventory land and report on land use.
The Vietnam Land Administration has been asked to inspect land management in 26 provinces and cities where prices for land have increased dramatically.
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According to the Land Administration’s Deputy Director General Mai Van Phan, the agency has received reports on land management from some provinces and cities, and is waiting for reports from other localities to analyze and design land management inspection plans in 26 provinces and cities.
Specifically, inspectors will work with authorities in the 13 provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Hoa Binh, Ha Giang, Bac Ninh, Lang Son, Binh Dinh, Kon Tum, Kien Giang, An Giang, Vinh Long, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, and Long An on issues of management and use of land for rice cultivation; and the changing of land-use purposes, particularly the use of land for rice cultivation, protective forest land, and special-use forests to implement projects that were approved by the Prime Minister before July 1, 2014.
In Binh Thuan, the implementation of land valuation, acquisition, compensation, assistance, resettlement and land fund development will be examined.
In Hai Phong, the observance of the land law in land registration, grant of land-use right certificates, and change of land-use purpose will be inspected.
In Hanoi, the observance of the land law in land registration, granting of land-use right certificates, changing of land-use purpose, and use and management of land in a number of projects, works will be considered.
In Ho Chi Minh City, inspectors will examine the issues of management and use of land for rice cultivation; the changing of land-use purpose, particularly the use of land for rice cultivation, protective forest land, and special-use forests to implement projects that were approved by the Prime Minister before July 1, 2014; and the registration and issuance of certificates of land-use rights, ownership of houses and other land-attached assets in some housing development projects.
Regarding the sharp rise of land prices in many provinces recently, Phan said that the Land Administration had requested local governments to rectify land “fever”, through public information on land-use planning and land prices. After some provinces made public the information, the land fever showed signs of cooling.
On March 30, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment requested provinces and centrally-run cities to strengthen and reorganize the state management of land prices.
A “land fever” is spreading throughout the country, from the North to the South, from the lowlands to the mountains. Everywhere, the price for land of all kinds, from housing to industrial to farming land is increasing.