|Chief nun Trúc Liên of Phước Quang Pagoda said every members of the pagoda felt happy about the land certificate granting.—VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Hồ Chí Minh City authorities on Tuesday granted land certificates to eight religious foundations.
The foundations include Minh Đức Parish in District 9, the Lovers of the Holy Cross of Gò Vấp in Hóc Môn District, the Monastery of Sisters of St Paul of Chartres in Bình Thạnh District and pagodas including Bát Nhã, Huyền Trang, Kỳ Viên, Phước Quang and Ngọc Diệp in District 3.
Chief nun Trúc Liên of Phước Quang Pagoda said every member of the pagoda felt secure about the legitimacy of the entity thanks to the certificate.
“It’ll be easier for us if we want to repair the monastery in the future,” she said.
Nguyễn Toàn Thắng, director of the city department of environment and natural resources, said municipal authorities always paid attention to granting of land certificates to religious units.
He said the department had granted land certificates to 800 such land lots. Religious units that had not been granted land certificates should work with local authorities to complete required documents and procedures to attain certificates.
The city is trying to grant land certificate to all religious foundations in the city by the end of 2019.—VNS