HA NOI (VNS) — The municipal administration of the capital city has urged its districts to expedite the granting of land titles (also known as "red books") so that it can begin operating a land administration database in the second quarter of this year.
A Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) report said the database proposal has been prepared by the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment and submitted to the Ha Noi People's Committee for approval.
Another project that is awaiting approval from the municipal administration is one that will measure and place boundary markers on land currently being used by State-owned plantations and forestland in the city.
The report said the database is sponsored by the US$100-million World Bank (WB)-funded Viet Nam Land Administration Project, which, besides Ha Noi, covers eight provinces: Thai Binh, Hung Yen, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Quang Ngai, Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre.
Originally, the WB project was to be implemented from 2008 to 2013, but the bank extended the time to June 2015 in order to facilitate the provision of providing everyone with access to full, precise information related to land. — VNS