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Land documents needed ASAP

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Urban Environment Company workers fish out waste from the Nhieu Loc Canal under the Kieu Bridge in HCM City. The City releases more than 6,000 tonnes of waste into streams each day. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai

HA NOI — Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai wants the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to complete its compiling of land-use and management documents as quickly as possible.

The papers were necessary for the completion of a decree to guide implementation of the Land Law 2003, he told a conference to review the ministry’s work of this year and set its tasks for next year in Ha Noi yesterday.

The minister, who said complaints and denunciations stemming from land disputes had fallen 30 per cent this year compared with 2007, asked the ministry to continue its co-ordination with other ministries and sectors to ensure decentralisation and avoid the duplication of management.

The ministry should consider the environment even with major economic projects, he said.

The official said the Government had attended to investment for personnel training in both hydrometeorology and forecasting the possible consequences of climate change.

Ministry works hard

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Pham Khoi Nguyen said his ministry would continue to complete natural resources and environment laws.

The work included revision of the Land; Water Resources; Minerals; Measurement and Maps; Hydrometeorology and the Protection of Natural Resources and Sea Environment laws.

The ministry would continue to foster administrative reform and simplify administrative procedures, he said.

It would also focus on helping poor provinces and try to settle complaints and denunciations stemming from natural resources and the environment as well as providing the public with information. —

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