Ethiopia prepares for implementation of Urban Land Information System

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The Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction (MUDHCo) prepares to launch the implementation of Urban Land Information System project. One of the objectives of the Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction (MUDHCo) is to curb the problems of mismanagement and rent seeking in urban sector through establishment of the Cadastre and Real Property Registration System.

The assessment of the existing situation clearly shows that the data formats used to store the cadastral and real property records as well as the data models are not consistent to make integration of the data at regional and federal level and that there is no clear definition of when and which data format is applicable. Moreover, the lack of well trained personnel to carry out cadastral and real property registration activities is another characteristic of the existing system. 

In July 2014, the international Consortium led by IGN France International was awarded 2 years project for supervision of implementation of the Cadastral and Real Property Information System. IGN France and GeoMark Plc are members of implementing consortium together IGN France International. 

The main objective of the project is to assist and support the MUDHCo in successfully accomplishing the design, development and deployment of the Cadastral and Real Property Information System through this supervision project. The activities taken in charge by the consortium include the following tasks: 

  • finalisation of specifications for system development, 
  • elaboration of the standards, 
  • gathering and formalisation of user requirements,
  • elaboration of general system architecture, 
  • supervision of system development and deployment, 
  • and training and capacity building activities implementation.

The system will be deployed in six pilot regions (Addis Ababa, Harar, Oromia, SNNP, Amhara, and Tigray). In the perspective of land and real estate property management with up-to-date technologies, the MUDHCo will ensure the implemented system is reliable, effective, secure and easy for use.