New Technology for a New Century
International Conference 
FIG Working Week 2001, Seoul, Korea 6–11 May 2001



Prof. DANG Hung Vo, Vietnam and Gösta PALMKVIST, Sweden

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This paper has the purpose to present briefly in the FIG meeting the current implementation of the land administration system of Vietnam and the successful cooperation between Vietnam and Sweden in this area. The authors focus firstly on the history of land administration of Vietnam from 1490 when the fist cadastral system was established. The next part of this paper is concentrated on description of the current status of the land administration system including the land legislation, land use planning, cadastral mapping, land registration, land tenure certificate issuance, and land information system. Land issues play now an important role in the social-economic development of Vietnam. After that, the strategic planning for future development of land administration are discussed on the basis of the information technology application.

To look for a reasonable solution for completion of the initial cadastral system oriented to a computerized system, the General Department of Land Administration (GDLA) needs to carry out several studies on modern methodologies and technologies. Technical assistances of the developed countries are very important for decision on the reform process of land administration system. The authors, therefore, present the Vietnam-Sweden Cooperation Programme on Land Administration Reform (CPLAR) with a description of its contents and results. During the period 1997 - 2001, the first phase of CPLAR is carrying out several studies on modern methodologies, technology solutions, foreign experiences learning and human resources development. CPLAR also considers analysis of socio-economic, environmental and gender issues in the land administration field. The CPLAR's activities have assisted in development of several useful technical solutions for the land administration reform in Vietnam.


Dr. Sc. DANG Hung Vo
General Department of Land Administration
Secretary-General of the Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing
73 Nguyen Chi Thanh Str.
Dong Da District
Tel. + 84 4 8344 066
Fax + 84 4 8352 191

Gösta Palmkvist
CPLAR Chief Technical Advisor
Swedesurvey AB
SE-801 82 Gävle
Tel. + 46 26 633 850
Fax + 46 26 613 277

23 March 2001

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