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‘1333 more land offices will be constructed in the country’ – 2024-03-29 22:59:09

Land Minister Narayan Chandra Chand said that 1 thousand 333 more city and union land offices will be constructed across the country.

He gave this information in the speech of the chief guest at a special project review meeting of the Ministry of Lands organized at the meeting room of the Ministry of Lands at Bhumi Bhaban on Thursday (March 28) afternoon.

The Minister said that the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has already approved the project at a cost of Tk 1,592 crore. Already, the construction work of 1 thousand 43 city and union land offices has been completed across the country.

Stating that BDS (Bangladesh Digital Survey) will bring a revolutionary change in land management in Bangladesh, the minister said that if BDS is implemented, it will be possible to introduce ownership-based khatian with maps and there will be no need to share the khatian.

He said, if it is possible to formulate ownership based khatian with map attached, land litigation and boundary disputes will be reduced to a large extent. Referring to BDS as a nationally important project, he directed the concerned project manager to implement the project with due importance.

Land Secretary. In the special review meeting held under the chairmanship of Khalilur Rahman, the Additional Secretary (Development) of the Ministry of Land Ziauddin Ahmed and the directors of all the projects of the Ministry of Land and related officials.

It was informed in the meeting that Bangladesh digital survey activities are ongoing through EDLMS Project (Establishment of Digital Land Management System Project) in Chittagong, Narayanganj, Rajshahi City Corporation, Manikganj Municipality and Dhamrai and Kushtia Sadar Upazilas. Bangladesh digital survey will also start in 32 upazilas of Patuakhali, Barguna, Pabna, Sirajganj and Gopalganj districts of the country after another project review is completed very soon. The ‘Bangladesh Digital Survey’ will be conducted across Bangladesh through two projects in phases.

It was also informed in the meeting that the Land Ministry has planned to set up Bangladesh Survey and Settlement Training Academy in Savar, Dhaka. The Department of Land Records and Survey has already started the process of recruiting more than 3,000 manpower. The establishment of this training academy will enable the creation of skilled manpower in the land sector settlement and survey department.

It may be noted that currently six projects are underway under the Ministry of Lands, five more projects are awaiting approval.

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