Turkmenistan Adopts Law on Land Cadaster

Dec 29, 2017

Parliament session / Photo credit: thada.tm

Ashgabat, 27 December 2017: Turkmenistan adopted the Law on Land Cadaster on 25 November 2017. The design of the law was prepared through the joint effort of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State committee for nature protection and land resources of Turkmenistan funded by the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The Law on Land Cadaster establishes the legal, economic, organizational bases for activities in the field of the state land cadaster. The state land cadastre is intended for information support of state bodies, local self-government bodies and other legal entities, as well as individuals who have access to relevant resources and protected land resources. It lists out the rules, rights and regulations for the users. It also helps to ensure that the land users are responsible to the damage made to the soil as a result of their actions.

With the adoption of the Law on Land Cadaster of Turkmenistan, state agencies implementing regulation, including the State Committee for Nature Protection and Land Resources, will define and implement a unified state policy in the field of land management. It will enable more efficient use of land resources, ensure greater food and water security, and build community resilience while sequestering carbon.

UNDP promotes adaptation measures to improve the living conditions of the population affected by the climate change. The joint project between the UNDP and the State Committee for Nature Protection and Land Resources continue to work on the draft of the Land Cadaster of Turkmenistan which will be presented in late January 2018.

Contact information

Amangul Ovezberdyyeva
Project Manager
E-mail: amangul.ovezberdyyeva@undp.org

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