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 Land market issue, land reform efforts, fight against asset-grabbing out of question without transparent register, - Poroshenko

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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko dissatisfied with poor progress of the land cadastre digitization. Various assessments say the conversion is about 50 percent complete.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the president's press office, Poroshenko said at a meeting of the National Council of Reforms on Nov. 10.

The president emphasized that he was not content with the issue of digitization of the land cadastre. According to various assessments, the data ranges from 40% to 60%. "This is totally unacceptable," Poroshenko noted.

According to him, the given issue was discussed with the government. There was a separate program of the World Bank, funds were allocated. "And nothing has changed. The issue of the land market, the continuation of land reforms, the fight against asset-grabbing is out of the question if we do not have a transparent and efficient register," he stressed.

The president noted that after the creation of such register, a register keeper must have access to it, so that we can avoid any misunderstandings. Also, the issue of letters of attorney must be sorted out to prevent falsifications. "Thus, we will eliminate the legal field for falsifications and asset-grabbing," Poroshenko said.

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He stressed that a transparent and efficient land register would protect from falsifications and grabbing of land resources.

"We agreed to unite all the legislative initiatives in the nearest time and submit the law that will make the registration of land rights simple and transparent. I hope it will eliminate the space for corruption," Poroshenko noted.

The president recalled that in October, in the session of the Regional Development Council, representatives of local self-government and territorial communities put forward the issue of the protection of their rights: registration of land, grabbing of land and abuses of the State Land Cadastre Center. The president noted immediate reaction on the dismissal of the officials concerned.

As additional motivation, the united territorial communities will obtain the right to administer land plots that were at the disposal of the central government . "I think this is a continuation of our policy of decentralization," the president added. In this regard, he once again urged the communities to unite so that they can get this right.

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The president drew attention to the establishment of a single register. "We must eliminate double registers that are an atmosphere for land grabbing. We must have a single register," Poroshenko said. It is suggested that the State Land Cadastre Centre has this register. "But it should be only a service and control function. Nobody can stop, "hang up" and wait for, let's say, stimulating steps to speed up this registration. I am confident that it should be transparent, clear and efficient," the president said.

The president believes the issue of allowance in this sphere must also be transferred to citizens. "All these taxes go to the community, why should the state intervene in how it should be discussed and calculated? The system of granting privileges must be transferred to the community," he said.


 
 
 
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