ArmInfo.In 2017, the number of deals on alienation of real estate in Armenia increased by 11.8% compared to 2016 and amounted 52 thousand 274 deals, and the number of real estate lease transactions for the reporting period increased by 22.4%. This was reported by the Chairman of the State Real Estate Cadastre Committee Martin Sargsyan to Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan during the meeting held in the Government.
The Head of Government presented the results of implementation of priority tasks and implementation of activities in 2017, as well as the tasks for 2018 of the State Committee of Real Estate Cadastre under the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
As the press service of the executive body reports, Karen Karapetyan noted the importance of providing maximum convenience for citizens and businesses when providing services in 2018. According to him, one of the most important tasks is land accounting for agriculture, since it is necessary to solve the issue of unused land. "At the moment, the Ministry of Agriculture is thinking how to do it to activate those owners who have taken the land and do not use it, we should also discuss the issue of using non-working property." In this regard, inventorying is extremely important, "he said.
The head of the State Committee of the Cadastre reported that around the issue raised by the Prime Minister they are already working with the Ministry of Agriculture and currently the implementation mechanisms are being discussed. The prime minister stressed that it is necessary to have digitized maps of agricultural lands and existing real estate on the zones.
Martin Sargsyan also reported on the program activities of 2017, presented the reforms implemented in the field and their results, the achievements of the cadastre system, the implementation of the programs, touched upon the possibilities of solving existing problems. It was noted that during the previous year, five territorial subdivisions united with the subdivisions of Yerevan and the regions, 3 service offices merged with other offices, and 3 offices were cancelled. Another three service offices have been disbanded as well. There are also two SNCO systems being unified.
As a result of optimization, 378 million drams were saved. 800 million drams are transferred to the state budget. It was reported that the services provided were delegated to operators performing the functions of government service offices, and in this regard, no problems were recorded with regard to services provided to citizens.
According to the Committee, in 2017 the number of applications submitted to the territorial units of the cadastre system increased by more than 20% - up to 402 thousand applications, the number of applications received by the committee in electronic form amounted to more than 11 thousand, an increase of 15%. Through the electronic document management system, citizens were able to access and receive the necessary documents via the Internet. The Chairman of the State Committee stressed that in 2018 the real estate market valuation will be carried out in a new way, according to territorial criteria. For this purpose, zoning work has already been completed. Referring to the ongoing reforms, Martin Sargsyan reported on the steps taken and planned towards the formation of a complete and accurate database of real estate, increasing electronic network services, expanding the services provided and improving the quality of services.
Representatives of the geographic information system of Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor that were in the process of completing the work were presented, as well as the development of the network digital platform of the geo-portal of the committee containing geospatial data and having the corresponding analytical and search tools.
This platform includes interested government bodies, as well as organizations managing line infrastructures. With the purpose of expanding the services provided and further improving the quality of services, the possibilities of creating the necessary funds in the consular offices of the Republic of Armenia to perform the functions of the cadastre service offices are discussed, which will greatly facilitate the implementation of transactions and the receipt of services by our compatriots abroad. A corresponding pilot program has already been introduced in the Republic of Artsakh and St. Petersburg. Karen Karapetyan noted the importance of the presented programs, emphasizing the work on accounting of agricultural land and already used land, clarifying the available statistical data, digitizing the cadastre system.