The consultation, which will extend until March 15 at home and abroad, will gather opinions from Vietnamese citizens on legislation that Prime Minister Phan Minh Chinh characterized as difficult, sensitive and far-reaching, involving many people and laws and, in fact, faces a large number of obstacles.
Debated at the fourth session of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the 15th Legislature, between last October and November, the draft is aimed at improving the legal framework in the area, in line with the development of the socialist-oriented market economy and in the context of international integration.
It is also intended to strengthen land management in terms of surface, quality and economic value, contribute to the sale and purchase of rights on the use of land, develop the real estate market and establish a modern, transparent and efficient system.
Likewise, it must harmonize the rights and interests of the State, users and investors.
In this sense, and during the parliamentary discussion, To Van Tam, a legislator from the mountainous province of Kon Tum, said that people can accept to sacrifice their rights or suffer losses if land confiscation is for national defense, security or economic development that can benefit the community.
But he warned that people will find it difficult to admit that it is “for the benefit of an individual or a group because of low compensation prices, thus creating room for selfish and group interests. The Land Law´s amendment this time needs to solve that problem,” he said.
During the 15th Legislature´s third session, the head of theparliamentary Legal Affairs Committee,Hoang Thanh Tung, had warned while presenting a governmentrequest to postpone debate on the issue that “this is a big bill with complex contents that needs careful research and preparation.”
He also admitted that it´s urgent to have a new law capable of solving difficulties and obstacles in order to be fully implemented, and thus respond to a demand for effective land mobilization and use in terms of production and business, as well as the country’s socioeconomic development.