Policy makers call for recognition of inherited lands

Policy makers have called for recognition of lands which local people have inherited from their parents, despite land titles having not been issued for those lands. They made the calls as policy makers from various organisations shared opinions to improve and finalise the Draft National Land Policy at a meeting on August 23 in Vientiane. The draft is planned to be submitted for debate at the government monthly meeting tomorrow. The draft is then set for submission to the ordinary session of the National Assembly in October this year. According to the draft policy presented for discussion at the meeting on August 23, the state acknowledges and protects the land use rights of people who have inherited land from their parents or relatives.

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