Posts Tagged ‘MoNRE’
November 1st, 2013
Vientiane Times, 1 Nov 2013
Government websites hosting databases on natural resource and environmental information have been redesigned to enable easier data management, according to government officials.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Information Centre held a seminar yesterday to review its work performance over the past year and discuss plans for the coming year.
Websites reviewed at the meeting include the natural resources and environment database – datainfo.monre.gov.la – and the land management database – landinfo.monre.gov.la.
July 26th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 26 July, 2013
Compensation for lands taken for development projects topped debate in parliament yesterday with law-makers stating that affected people should receive reasonable compensation in order to address the emerging land dispute issue. Members of the National Assembly (NA) are debating to develop the draft National Land Policy at the assembly’s fifth ordinary session of the NA’s Seventh Legislature.
June 13th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 13 June, 2013
The issuance of land titles continues to fall far short of the target set, says a senior government official, with changes in organisational structure and financial constraints cited as the two main reasons for the slow progress. The government has set a target to issue one million land titles over the five-year period from 2011-2015, but this looks ambitious considering a total of just over 100,000 titles have been issued over the past six years as calculated by Vientiane Times based on information provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).
May 6th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 6 May, 2013
To manage natural resources and protect the environment, the government is encouraging the natural resource and environmental sectors to work closely with relevant groups and development partners. Representatives from civil, social, government organisations and development partners gathered in Vientiane on Friday to discuss the achievements and work plan of the natural resource and environment sectors as well as challenges and recommendations to be implemented within the sector.
May 6th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 6 May, 2013
The government is committed to ensuring that the compensation provided to villagers affected by land development projects is done in such a way that villagers are satisfied with the outcomes. The move is aimed to address land disputes in Laos, which have been an ongoing issue as villagers sometimes feel that they don’t receive appropriate compensation for land lost to development projects.
Director General of the Land Administration Department within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Mr Siphandone Sihavong, told Vientiane Times last week that if land compensation is paid in accordance with market prices, all the problems can be resolved. In fact, Prime Ministerial Decree No.192 stipulates that land compensation for any affected villagers needs to ensure that those people enjoy improved livelihoods after relocating to other areas.
April 24th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 23 April, 2013
The government is preparing to reclassify the land in the Phou Khao Khuay National Protected Area where the Nam Mang 1 hydropower plant is located in hopes of benefitting further from the project by generating funding for forest protection. The matter was raised for discussion by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee which met last week in preparation for the Assembly’s upcoming fifth ordinary session.
March 22nd, 2013
Vientiane Times, 22 March, 2013
Representatives from various government sectors, the National Assembly (NA) and foreign experts from NGOs are discussing a national draft land policy before submitting it to the next ordinary session of the National Assembly. A two-day meeting on the draft policy began yesterday in Vientiane, chaired by the NA’s Economics, Planning and Finance Committee President, Dr Souvanpheng Bouphanouvong.
January 26th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 26 Jan, 2013
With a predominantly rural population still dependent on the land, issues regarding land use in Laos are of paramount importance for the future, and so the first nationwide analysis of land concessions should be welcomed by all concerned. The culmination of years of hard work and planning by various departments and international organisations, the report entitled “Concessions and Leases in the Lao PDR” was unveiled at a workshop held in Vientiane on Wednesday.
January 24th, 2013
Vientiane Times, 24 Jan 2013
Many people have expressed concern about food security in the coming years, as large tracts of rice fields disappear to make way for property development, especially houses and factories, on the urban fringes. With population growth and increasing economic expansion, greater attention is required in regards to managing agricultural land and ensuring food security, which requires more sophisticated monitoring tools.
November 14th, 2012
Vientiane Times, Nov 14, 2012
Thalath, Vientiane province: National Assembly members have called for a new strategy to be put into place when amending the National Land Policy, in an attempt to eradicate legal loopholes relating to land disputes. Speaking during inter-session talks on Monday, National Assembly member for Luang Namtha province, Mr Kongphet Keobuapha, said various options would be explored. The National Land Policy Strategy was the first item on the agenda at the National Assembly’s intersession, which is currently taking place.