NGOs, Farmers Concerned After Reviewing Draft Land Use Policy
Some 70 representatives of farmers’ organizations and civil society organizations from different parts of Burma gathered during a three-day meeting in Rangoon this week to hold the first of a number of discussions on the government’s new draft national land use policy.
The government has announced that the new draft is open for public comments and that it will hold public consultations in all 14 states and divisions, with two more events planned in Shan State and one in Naypyidaw, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Transnational Institute (TNI). The consultation phase is scheduled to end in the third week of December.
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