The Hanoi People’s Committee has asked relevant agencies to take measures to speed up the issuance of land use right certificates to individuals and organisations in the city so as to finish the work by the end of June this year.
According to the city’s Natural Resources and Environment Department, land-use right certificates have not been granted to more than 131,000 land plots, some 9.65 percent of total land plots used by individuals or families in the city.
About 27,000 house buyers or 18.37 percent of those who buy houses/apartments in housing projects have not got the certificates.
About 5,600 plots, accounting for 29.2 percent of total land plots used by organisations and offices are not certified.
Officials from districts like Soc Son, Chuong My, Bac Tu Liem, Ha Dong and Ba Dinh complained that meeting the deadline would be hard.
Vice chairman of Soc Son district People’s Committee Do Minh Tuan said that the district granted land use right certificates to nearly 74 percent of individuals and families. There remain more than 19,700 cases to deal with. In some of its communes including Tan Minh and Bac Son, just 40 percent of certificates have been issued.
Tuan blamed the slow progress on land users who delay applying for the certificates.
The uncertified land plots were usually those that were allocated or used unlawfully. Other plots were in areas planned for forest land, so they are ineligible for certification, Tuan said.
“It’s impossible for Soc Son district to complete the issuance of land use right certificates by June 30,” Tuan said, adding that they wanted the deadline extended to December 31, 2017.
Vice chairman of Bac Tu Liem district People’s Committee Nguyen Kim Vinh said that the district had more than 12,000 plots not certified.
In Ba Dinh district, about 2,000 families could not receive land use right certificates because they are using land included in ongoing projects or planned to be used for other purposes.
Vice chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung said that the Natural Resources and Environment Department would establish two inspection groups - besides the four existing ones – to visit localities and directly solve problems relating to the certificate issuance.