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Farmland Issue: Temporary Land Use Certificates Given For 218.90 Acres

16 May 2018

Chairman of the Central Committee for Scrutinizing Confiscated Farmlands and Other Lands Vice President U Henry Van Thio presided over a ceremony presenting temporary land use certificates to farmers on Tuesday.

In his address, the Vice President stresses efforts for returning confiscated farmlands and other lands to original owners. He also said that it takes time as farmland cases need to be scrutinized whether they comply with paperwork on ownerships and other particulars or not. (forms – 3) certificates for 218.90 acres of farmlands were given to 53 farmers.

The certificates are related to the farmlands in Myita Township of Mandalay Region abandoned by the Ministry of Defence. Following the establishment of the Central Committee for Scrutinizing Confiscated Farmlands and Other Lands, 2156 acres of farmlands were returned to 651 farmers in Mandalay Region.