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An Act to make provision for ownership of land and related matters such as land registration, and the management and use of various types of land, including forestry and agricultural land.The text consists of 86 articles divided into 8 Chapters: General provisions (I); Land management and land registration (II); Rights and obligations of the land user (III); Control of land use (IV); Settlement of land problems, policy towards the persons having good performance and measures against violators (V); Final provisions (VI).Land is in ownership of the "national community" (art. 3). Land of PDR Lao is divided into zones according to land categories and objectives of land development (art. 2). Article 6 introduces an obligation of organizations and individuals to protect and take care of land. Tasks of the administration regarding land management are set out in article 8. Articles 14 to 18 deal with management of agricultural land, whereas articles 19 to 22 provide for the management of forestry land. Section 9 (arts. 39 to 42) of Chapter II contains provisions relative to the management of underwater lands, river banks, islands, and recovered land. Section 1 of Chapter III spells out the obligations and rights of persons using land. Article 45 defines "possession rights".

Implemented by: Decree on the implementation of the Land Law. (1998-03-08)
Implemented by: Decree No. 88/PM on the implementation of the Land Law. (2008-06-03)
Repealed by: Land Law (No. 04/NA). (2003-10-21)

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