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Ethiopian land management system to be enhanced

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A Swedish firm, Swedesurvey, won a contract to restructure the Addis Ababa City (The capital city of Ethiopia) land and tenure management system. The project, to be completed in two years, would cost the Addis Ababa city administration ETB 33 billion (ETB: Ethiopian Currency).
According to Zerihun Amdemariam, chief of the project department, the Swedish company was also awarded the project for the newly established Non-moveable Assets Registration and Information Agency. Amdemariam said the administration envisages a new cadastre map and registry of Addis Ababa city using GIS, which would make it easy for them to administer the city as well as its allocations.
Under the new registry system, besides the regular map information, such as utility lines, buildings, hills, roads, and rivers, unique codes will be assigned to the different components of the cadastre information, such as mortgaged assets, impending rights and duties of a claimant and assets with pending court cases.
Earlier, the Swedish company had signed another contract with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to develop a National GIS Standard and Guideline for this country. Under the contract, Swedesurvey had been assigned work along with Prime Consultants, a local company in this field. The project was aimed at developing reliable, accurate, and consistent National Geoinformation Standard and Guideline on national GIS business standards and geospatial data collection, production, sharing, and distribution.
Source: Ezega.com