HANOI— About half of land disputes and environment-related complaints in Vietnam last year were unresolved and pending state action, according to Vietnam’s first justice index report.
A fence used to divide the land
The Vietnam Justice Index 2012 released Thursday in Hanoi by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Vietnam Lawyers’ Association showed that nearly half of respondents polled said land disputes were the most common type of disagreement and a disturbing issue in their localities.
Around 38 percent of land disputes were related to land use rights’ certificates, compensation and reallocation, Xinhua news agency reports the Vietnam News Agency as saying Friday.
The survey also found one fifth of all complaints on the handling of social entitlement policy and environmental pollution prevention by state agencies concerned lack of feedback from these agencies.
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