September 19, 2008

Vietnam Launches Land Management Project Funded By World Bank

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website

[Unattributed article from the "Society" page: "WB-funded land management project launched"]

Hanoi (VNA) -A World Bank-funded project to help Vietnam develop a land management system in a more transparent and public manner was launched in Hanoi on September 18.

The Vietnam Land Administration Project (VLAP), built by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, has a total investment of 100 million USD. It will be carried out in Hanoi and provinces of Hung Yen, Thai Binh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Tien Giang, Ben Tre and Vinh Long between 2008 and 2013.

Under the project, a computerised and easily accessible land information service system will be set up with equitable services for people from all walks of life.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran The Ngoc said the project initially focuses on nine localities but his ministry will be persistent with its goal to mobilise all resources to modernise the land management system throughout the country.

Originally published by VNA news agency website, Hanoi, in English 18 Sep 08.

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