CHIANG RAI(NNT) - The issue of land ownership is still affecting a number of villagers, including those living in national parks and the northern region. The Deputy Interior Minister, Nipon Boonyamanee yesterday visited Chiang Rai to attend an event to celebrate World Habitat Day and carry out land development projects in the northern province.
The Deputy Interior Minister presided over the opening of an event to celebrate World Habitat Day at the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Chiang Rai. The event was held to raise public awareness about land ownership and the quality of life of low-income earners. The government, the private sector and communities in Chiang Rai have set up a fund to support low-income earners facing land ownership problems. Previously, a network of community organizations in the northern region collaborated with relevant agencies at the provincial level to survey areas, known to have land ownership problems. The study will be used to support the Community Organizations Development Institute’s low-cost Baan Mankong and Sufficiency housing projects.
The United Nations (UN) designated the first Monday of October of every year World Habitat Day, to reflect on the state of people’s towns and cities and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.