The city People’s Committee has proposed the People’s Councilconsider passing the land acquisition projects and change the land useof projects below 10 ha agricultural land; below 20 ha forest land,specialized forest land within the land use planning in 2017 in alldistricts.
The land acquisition projects have an area of 8,000 ha, of which,7,000 ha will be withdrawn. Ho Chi Minh City also has 321 projects foragricultural use which will be retrieved, of which, 316 projects areagricultural land and 5 projects are designated protective forest.
There are nine districts in the city that want to change the land useallocation from agriculture to households and individuals.
Previously, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc released a national landuse rights plan for cities and provinces, the Ministry of NationalDefense, and the Ministry of Public Security. He also allocated landin Ho Chi Minh City for urban planning to 2020, including agriculturalland of 88,005 ha, non-agricultural land of 117,810 ha, and urban landof 59,834 ha.
Hanoi, meanwhile, was allocated agricultural land of 174,429 ha,non-agricultural land of 159,716 ha, and urban land of 63,468 ha.
Accordingly, the People’s Committees of the central cities andprovinces were requested to adjust their land use planning from 2016 to2020. The government will then approve these in accordance with the Lawon Land Use and ensure they meet the national land use rights plans.
The government also implemented land use planning to 2020. Theagricultural land area under planning from 2011 to 2015 was 26,550 haand non-agricultural land 4,448 ha, according to the Ministry ofJustice.
The government has focused on land inspection this year, andaccordingly the Prime Minister has approved a scheme to “Strengthen theHandling of Violations in Land Management and Use to 2020”.
The objective is to implement solutions to overcome obstacles,improve detection, and resolve all violations in land management anduse, bolstering the effectiveness of land laws and preventing violationsnationwide.
Additionally, in August, the Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association(HoREA) proposed that the city’s People’s Committee agree to a 50 percent fee for converting agricultural land into residential land.
The city’s Department of Finance, meanwhile, has proposed an 80 percent fee in an attempt to increase the local budget. There is currentlyno fee imposed on converting land-use purposes.