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Financialiazation of land – unresolvable dilemma
Recent changes and growth shaping contemporary society of Vietnam relies profoundly on land resources. Land law 2013 together with the revision of Constitution 1992 will become a historical milestone of the political and economic system, which affects decisively either revival or removal of the cultural identity of Vietnam. Article 37 of the Draft Land law 2013 eliminates land zoning and land use plan at communal level. It in turn disables the genuine dignity and courage of grassroots communities, who have been embeding revolutionary movement forming new era of Vietnamese history and have been faithfully supporting the Communist party to overpass feudal, colonial and imperialistic powers to build up a confident independent Vietnam. Article 156 merely restricts religious land to temples, communal houses, shrines, ancestral altars, thus eventually eradicates values and norms of ethnic groups who preserve cultural identity of animist belief. The fact is that 15 millions of ethnic minority peoples have been nurturing forests and practicing spiritual rites in forests. They do not have temples, communal houses, shrines, ancestral altars as the ethnic Vietnamese Kinh do!. In a low transparent and poor professional and centralized administration, land acquisition for capital accumulation becomes a worse course of action. Furthermore, the removal of communal-level land zoning and land use planning violates Constitution 1992 and the revised draft Constitution because: (1) Constitution provides the state administrative system which includes communal level (Article 118 of Constitution 1992 and Article 115 of the revised draft Constitution). (2) According to Article 119 of Constitution 1992 and Article 116 of the revised draft Constitution, communal-level land zoning and land use planning should be considered as the most important part within the national land zoning system.

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