Long Awaited Land-Registry fix up Underway

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A huge obstacle for investments both domestic and foreign is the basic paperwork on what actually occupies Croatian land

At the regional conference on land-registry and infrastructure taking place in Opatija, cited as one of the most important reforms is the creation of a joint information system and data merging from the cadastre and land-registry, bringing almost 14.5 million parcels in a united database, Tportal.hr reports on June 16, 2016.

Director of the National Geodesic Department (DGU) Darko Markovinković pointed out that the establishment of a joint information system merging data from the cadastre and land-registry is extremely important, as for the first time 14.5 million parcels will be in a united database, available to citizens and personnel with authorisation for digital certificates. This will simplify and shorten procedures, he said, announcing for September a geodesic digital project, meaning all communication with geodesic engineers will be digitised and everyone everywhere will be able to turn in a geodesic elaborate.

Assistant Civil Engineering and Area Planning Minister Milan Rezo said this project is of utmost importance.

“Problems are created daily due to disorderly land-registry,” Rezo said mentioning the County Centre for Waste Management in Marišćina that cannot begin operation due to lacking land-registry relations, a place designated as a dump site for the Kvarner region.

He added intense work is being done on this project, with 99 new cadastre measurements awaiting procedures to speed them up.

He warned that a measurement takes three years, with the procedure to lay down and form a new land-registry book around 4.5 years, so these procedures must be shortened. In that sense, the Ministers of Civil Engineering and Justice initiated a line of changes to the current law. Among them are the expropriation law and compensation law, separating the two processes.

Croatia has infrastructure worth over 400 million Euro with no data, Rezo said stating this data needs to be collected as soon as possible. Therefore, to gain true information on what is occupying space in Croatia, the creation of a law on legalisation of infrastructural objects was begun, he reported.

The Opatija conference was organised by the National Geodesic Department, dealing with questions of geoarea data in the service of strategic projects and economic development, procedures taken to simplify strategic investments and arrange geoarea data as a precondition for economic development.


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