17 March 2008
High Committee of the National Project of Automation of Agricultural Land Registration Meets

The high committee of the National Project of Automation of Agricultural Land Registration held today its Seventh periodical meeting to follow up the recent developments of the project nationwide.

The meeting was co-chaired by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr. Tarek Kamel and that of Water Resources and Irrigation Dr. Mamoud Abu Zaid and attended by Deputy Minister of Justice Counselor Mohamed Hosni.

The meeting went through the challenges facing the practical implementation of the new system to avoid any defects in phase two, which kicked off in July 2007 and expected to be finalized in July 2008.

In September 2004, Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif had assigned Dr. Kamel and Dr. Abu Zaid to carry out the land registration.

In this domain, a three-year trilateral cooperation protocol had been signed among the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) and that of Justice in April 2005.

In July 2007, Premier Nazif launched the project's first phase, inaugurating a series of centers linked to phase I and the Land Registry offices in Giza and the newly developed  Land Registry office in Kafr El-Sheikh province.   

The project’s first phase comprised maps digitalization and creating databases for maps and for real estate documents; then the integration of both into a database for geographical information.

The project has already finalized enlisting five million real estate document in the database that included the 19 governorates of Qalyoubia, Assiut, Sohag, Damietta, Kafr El-Sheikh, Menia, Beni Sueif, Ismalia, Gharbia, Giza, Fayoum, Kena, Aswan, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Sharkia, Suez, Port Said and Behira where the system has been applied.

The project has also digitized a total of 105.548 maps in the eight governorates of Ismalia, Port Said, Suez, Kaft El-Sheikh, Beni Sueif, Damietta, Sohag and Assiut, which represent 77% of the 142.716 maps. More than 1400 certificates have been so far released via an automated system in Kafr El-Seikh.

A series of real estate offices and administrations in Kaft El-Sheikh, Kafr Saad and Damietta have been upgraded. The automation process is underway in Sharkia, Dakahlia, Menia, Suez, Giza and Assiut to be finalized this year.

The project involves the automation of the real estate offices and Cadastral Mapping Centers nationwide by establishing two information centers in each governorate inside the real estate office and administration. In addition to developing 2 land registration offices and 2 engineering offices, with a total of 100 sites nationwide.

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