PM vows to address chronic land issues

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has pledged to find solutions to the many land issues that have emerged and the government has formed a taskforce committee to investigate the problems and resolve them. The committee will investigate land concessions, the transfer of land use rights in various cases, implementation of the government’s policy to turn assets into capital, and the occupation of land by local people among other concerns, after these issues have caused land disputes and problems. A number of fake documents have been produced recently [to own the right to use state land]. Land use rights are seen to be owned by this and that person, Mr Thongloun told the 2016 annual meeting of the public security sector held in Vientiane recently. 

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