The parliamentary Standing committee on environment, food and agriculture has started discussing a draft new wording of the package law on land.
The Constitution (1992) states that foreign citizens, legal persons and stateless persons may lease land for a specified period of time under the conditions and procedures laid out in law. The Parliament of Mongolia passed the latest Land Law in 2002, that was an important step towards ownership and use of land by citizens and organizations, and regulation of relations connected with land ownership and use.
It has already been ten years since the current Law on Land Privatization came into force. Yet, only seven percent of all Mongolian citizens have privatized their land, which means that the remaining 93% haven’t enjoyed their lawful right until now. Around 93% of our citizens are not able to have their land added on a cadastral map and build a fence.
The committee’s head G.Bayarsaikhan MP underlined that the law on land is as important as the Constitution, and said a working group has been set up to thoroughly consider the draft package which includes land law, law on lands privatization, on land cadastre, and on land fee, and that these drafts are being discussed at parliament.
Present at the discussion were also representatives of the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, Ministry of Environment and Green Development, of some projects and programmes and NGOs. They delivered reports and expressed opinions on the draft laws.
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