The Vietnam government is calling on its citizens to express their opinions on draft amendments to the Land Law, which is scheduled to be approved by the National Assembly in June.
Senior officials said the drive to collect public opinion, which begins today, was aimed at ensuring that the law would be effective and of high quality.
Speaking at an online conference in the capital city yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said there were numerous channels for the people to send their comments on the amendments, either directly or indirectly to the drafting committee.
They could do so through conferences, consultation workshops, the government's Web Portal, the websites of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), the Land Management Administration and others, he said.
Hai asked the People's Council and People's Committee at all levels, political and social organisations, academics, universities, other institutions and the citizens to actively take part in the exercise and provide valuable feedback.
"Land use and management is not only an economic issue with broad, complicated dimensions, it is also a sensitive political and social issue. It is strongly related to the protection of the revolutionary gains, to social stability and economic development of the nation," said Hai.
He asked central and local government agencies to coordinate closely with the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the Viet Nam Farmers' Union to organise consultation workshops with people from all walks of life in a democratic and open manner.
Hai also asked the MoNRE to cooperate with the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the Vietnam Farmers' Union to promote communications and mobilisation of the people to give their comments to the proposed amendments of the Land Law.
He also urged the media to comprehensively cover the campaign and help the drafting committee present a final high quality revised Land Law for the lawmakers to discuss and approve in the coming full house meeting in June this year.
The closing date for receiving comments is March 31, 2013.
Viet Nam News
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