Land management must be strengthened: top legislator

Tuesday, 2018-06-05 17:59:02
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A question and answer session of the meeting (Source: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the Government to thoroughly study the opinions of the NA deputies during the Q&A session for the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, in order to address all shortcomings and weaknesses in land management.

Concluding the Q&A session for the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment on June 5, the senior legislator particularly called attention to the assessment of the enforcement of land-related laws and the inspection and supervision of land management, especially land for public purposes in major cities.

She required the Government to take measures to curb land speculation which may cause adverse impacts on the property market.

The NA Chairwoman urged more efforts to streamline administrative procedures in land management, to promptly establish a land database within the roadmap set for e-Government building, study suitable methods of land evaluation, and address land-related complaints, petitions and disputes.

She also requested that the competent agencies heed the assessment of environmental impacts, while implementing environmental observation and warning programmes, especially in large cities, key economic zones and environmentally vulnerable areas.

Ministries and sectors must maintain a close supervision of the activities of businesses, large industrial parks and those located along rivers and beaches with potential threats to the environment, as well as industrial clusters at localities.

To reduce the potential threats to the environment, Chairwoman Ngan asked the relevant agencies to classify investors and stop projects using outdated technologies, causing environmental pollution.

The inspection and settlement of violations of environmental protection law should be intensified, with attention paid to unannounced inspections, she noted.

During the Q&A session, 59 deputies put questions to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment and 17 others joined in the debate.