National dialogue on Land Tenure and Land Use rights held
The Union minister U Tin Naing Thein called for suggestions on urbanization projects, housing plans for the increased population and plans for homeless persons. He stressed the need to put emphasis on ensuring better socioeconomic status of rural people who make up 70 per cent of the total population and laying down farmland and land use policies.
Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Nov
In his address at the National Dialogue on Land Tenure and Land Use Rights at Myanmar International Convention Centre, here, this morning, Union Minister at the President Office U Tin Naing Thein quoted the President as saying that although invitation of foreign investments aimed at ensuring job creation, generating incomes, improving socio-economic status and living standard of the people, thereby contributing towards national development, it was required to uphold interest of the nation and its people and in order not to tarnish the image of the nation and its sovereignty. He hoped that the outcome of workshop could contribute towards how to attend to the needs of local people and homeless persons in shelter, to prevent against illegal settlement, to manage farmlands for their livelihoods, to conserve water resources and forests, to set up com-munity plantations and to seek ways and means for formulation of rural development plan and town plans.
The Union minister called for suggestions on urbanization projects, housing plans for the increased population and plans for homeless persons, unemployment and edu-cation, health, social, communications and transportation. He stressed the need to put emphasis on ensuring better socioeconomic status of rural people who make up 70 per cent of the total population and laying down farmland and land use policies.
Next, Chairman of National Economic and Social Advisory Committee U Tin Htut Oo and U Shwe Thein of Food Security Cooperation explained matters related to meeting agendas.
Then Mr. Saturnino Jun Borras of International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, the Netherlands and UN special representative Mr. Oliver De Schutter gave talks.
Afterwards, the Union ministers, the deputy ministers and attendees posed for a documentary photo. It was also attended by Union ministers U Tin Naing Thein, U Soe Thein, U Win Tun and Dr Kan Zaw, deputy ministers, officials of respective ministries and agencies, Union and Region/State Hluttaw representatives, entre-preneurs, responsible persons of local and international NGOs, officials of UN agencies, diplomats, donor organizations and guests.
The workshop will continue tomorrow.
TNI is a member of the Land Core Group (which operates under the Food Security Working Group) which coorganised the workshop.