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PM demands removing bottlenecks in real estate market for safe, healthy development

PM demands removing bottlenecks in real estate market for safe, healthy development  Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh underlined the need to pay special attention to removing "bottlenecks" on the real estate market while chairing an online conference on July 14 on measures to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable development of the property market.

The conference was connected with the People's Committees of five centrally-run cities: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hai Phong, and Can Tho.

In his remarks at the event, the PM emphasised the viewpoint of persistently and firmly developing a safe, healthy and sustainable real estate ecosystem without unreasonably credit tightening but strengthening inspection and supervision and State management.

Economic-civil relations will not be criminalised, but law violations will be severely punished to protect those who adhere to the law and protect and harmonise the interests of the State, businesses and people, he stated.

Pointing out shortcomings, limitations and inadequacies of the market, the PM asked ministries, sectors and localities to create a healthy environment for the property market, with priority given to the market segment serving social security. He said market rules should be respected but the State should uphold its management role to prevent manipulation of the market.

The Government leader underlined the need to promote strategic infrastructure development, thus creating new development space and motivation for the real estate market. 

He assigned the Ministry of Construction to research and fine-tune the legal system related to real estate with a view to removing obstacles and facilitating the sector's stable and healthy development. The Ministry should quickly submit to the National Assembly for consideration and approval the Housing Law (revised) and the Law on Real Estate Business (revised) to create a legal framework for real estate trading and enhancing the effectiveness of management of the property market.

The ministry was also told to report to the PM on the real estate market every quarter.

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) was tasked with monitoring, controlling and restructuring credit for the real estate sector to ensure proper use of capital and prevent risks to the market.

The PM required the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to coordinate with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice to study, review and amend current law provisions related to the auction of land use rights in order to ensure consistency and suitability with reality.

The agencies were also requested to strengthen inspection and examination, and  coordinate with localities to detect, stop and strictly handle violations in land use right auction activities.

PM Chinh assigned the Government Office to coordinate with the Ministry of Construction and related ministries and sectors to compile a Prime Minister's directive on solutions to ensure the healthy and sustainable development of the real estate market.

A report of the Ministry of Construction said the real estate market contributed 4.5 percent of the GDP both directly and indirectly. The sector fell into difficulties in 2021 due to the pandemic, but it has joined the trend of recovery from early 2022. 

The ministry was of the view that the legal system related on real estate investment, building and trade has revealed some flaws that call for correction. The property prices have risen too high compared to people's incomes.

Participants focused on assessing and forecasting of Vietnam’s real estate market, proposing orientations and solutions on product structure and supply for the safe, healthy and sustainable development of the market.

Macro policy and the impact of land policy on the real estate market; the impact and influence of the capital and stock markets and policies related to the auction and valuation of land use rights on the real estate market were also put on the table./.