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Monday, September 16, 2019
Tags: land users
Residential land use rights for foreigners in Vietnam Residential land use rights for foreigners in Vietnam
Under the 2013 Land Law, all land areas used by households and individuals for the residential purpose are regarded as land for stable and long-term use and subject to no given use term. Therefore, individuals or households that are named in land use rights certificates have full discretion to use and dispose of their residential land areas without any temporal limitations.
Land Law to be revised Land Law to be revised
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has recently introduced a raft of draft amendments to the 2013 Land Law.
Amending policies and laws to speed up land accumulation Amending policies and laws to speed up land accumulation
Land accumulation and consolidation aim at increasing agricultural production efficiency through expansion of production scope, sci-tech application and formation of specialized farming zones to develop a market-driven hi-tech agriculture.
Proposals to build Real Estate Tax Law articulated Proposals to build Real Estate Tax Law articulated
“It is unreasonable if the Real Estate Tax Law is built without making any changes in the land use levy collection mechanism and policy”, said Chairman Le Hoang Chau of the Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association.
Existing inadequacies of Vietnams legislation on agricultural land Existing inadequacies of Vietnam’s legislation on agricultural land
Current agricultural production in Vietnam is characterized by slow growth rate and low productivity. Despite the fact that Vietnam is now the second largest rice exporter in the world, its farmers’ lives have not been much improved and, as a result, many of them quit farming, leading to an increasing trend of abandoning rice fields and agricultural land in recent years.
Right of superficies concretizes the role of Civil Code as law of market economy Right of superficies concretizes the role of Civil Code as law of market economy
As a law of the market economy, the 2015 Civil Code contains substantially reformed provisions on property and ownership to make property truly become a commodity that can have its value maximized by different entities in different modes and on different scales.
Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives
Much analysis of anti-corruption reforms emphasizes the importance of improving transparency, public participation and accountability. What is often absent from this analysis is an acknowledgment that corruption is socially constructed; state and non-state actors frequently have different understandings about what constitutes corrupt behavior.
Government okays compensation for land users without red book Government okays compensation for land users without “red book”
From March 3, land users who have paid land use levy for land allocated ultra vires before October 15, 1993, may receive full compensation when the State recovers such land.
The 2015 Civil Code: A more humane and feasible legal foundation for civil relations The 2015 Civil Code: A more humane and feasible legal foundation for civil relations
The 2015 Civil Code lays a stable and consistent legal foundation to regulate civil relations, minimizing the administrationalization and criminalization of, as well as intervention by public authorities into, civil relations.
Proposed changes to investment law mostly concern foreign investors Proposed changes to investment law mostly concern foreign investors
The Government Office, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) last month jointly held a seminar in Hanoi to discuss a draft law revising a dozen of laws on business and investment.

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