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Transfer of land outside of towns to community ownership to begin in February – Prime Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Volodymyr Groysman, no changes to the legislation are necessary
12:25, 29 January 2018

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The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has announced the start of transfer of land situated outside of towns to the ownership of merged territorial communities in February, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“Today I am going to order the State Service for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadaster to transfer all land into the ownership of territorial communities. No changes to the legislation are necessary. This means that beginning in February all merged communities will be able to begin designing the areas they would like to own,” Prime Minister told reporters during his visit to the Ternopil region on 26 January, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

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In addition to this, Prime Minister said that the government is going to allocate funding for the land transfer.

”Merged territorial communities control their territory only within towns. Outside of towns, the land that in theory should belong to the communities is under the government’s control. Heads of the merged communities are raising the issue of transferring the land entirely to the administration of the communities,” Prime Minister noted.

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Prime Minister also reminded that discussions on this issue are being held in the parliament, but Members of Parliament haven’t adopted a final law yet.

“In cooperation with the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food and the State Service for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadaster, we have come up with a solution that does not require any changes to the legislation,” Groysman said.

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