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Jamaica earmarks $121-mn for cadastral mapping project

Jamaica: The government has allocated around $121 million to boost activities under the cadastral mapping and land registration project. The programme seeks to assist persons, particularly rural residents currently occupying lands but not in possession of titles for those properties, to formalise their holdings by providing them with those documents. For this fiscal year, the Government intends to provide documents required for title application inclusive of cadastral surveys and maps, to 1,000 poor settlers in the project areas of St. Mary, St. Ann and Portland.

Also under the project, digital cadastral maps and hard copies for all parcels surveyed will be supplied; training programmes will be undertaken for approximately 50 persons; while a completion ceremony will be held, and commemorative plate installed. The project is slated to end in February 2014.

Source: JIS