Time to digitise land management

Update: November, 17/2018 - 09:06
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has been working on a strategy for the development of land management for the 2020-30 period.— Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has been working on a strategy for the development of land management for the 2020-30 period.

It is hoped it will meet the demand of e-government project as well as enhance the land use efficiency, said Mai Văn Phấn, deputy head of the MONRE’s General Department of Land Administration (GDLA).

Speaking yesterday at a workshop organised by GDLA and MONRE, he said e-government and the Fourth Industrial Revolution played an important role in land management.

A project on completing land information infrastructure at central and local level based on the involvement of relevant agencies was also being finalised, Phấn said.

The workshop, entitled E-government and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Opportunities and challenges to land management sector, aimed at sharing information on the implementation of the GDLA’s tasks.

According to Nguyễn Tuấn Anh, from Agency of Administrative Procedure Control, the accomplishment of e-government foundation would help enhance the efficiency of administrative bodies’ operation and improve the service’s quality for local residents and enterprises.

In order to develop e-Government in Việt Nam, he said, the MONRE should meet the objective of developing and completing an integrated national land database, sharing data with other ministries and localities.

“Regarding the adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in land management, special attention should be paid to the application of blockchain in transactions between the systems, application of large data technology in data collection and analysis and decision support in the field of land,” Anh said.

He also stressed the need to research on creating open source for enterprise community in development technologies serving residents and enterprises.

Participants at the workshop also clarified the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the building of e-government and its structure that the MONRE was developing.

Nguyễn Bảo Chung, deputy head of Department of Information Technology and Natural Resources Data said the Fourth Industrial Revolution would increase the chance of providing information, sharing data and improving labour productivity in natural resources management in general and land management in particular.

The creation of a transparent land database would better serve people, businesses and the development of the country by limiting shortcomings related to land planning, he said.

But he said the Fourth Industrial Revolution also posed challenges to the country as many agencies and enterprises weren’t active enough; the risk of losing information in the connected environment and the worry about backward technology in the revolution.

He suggested that drastic solutions should be found to promote the application of information and digital technology in the management of natural resources in general and land in particular. — VNS