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Thailand to spend USD 65 mn on digitising land parcels

Thailand: Department of Lands (DOL) under Ministry of Interior, Thailand will continue its ongoing ‘Cadastral Information Systems (CIS) project’ for digitising title of 32 provinces, with approved fiscal budget of THB 2 billion (USD 65 million) in 2013, said DOL Deputy Director General and CIO Thammasak Chana.

The CIS project will convert and transfer the title deeds of 14 million land parcels of 32 provinces from paper-based documents to digital data by leveraging and integrating ICT, MIS and GIS technology. The land parcels across the country will be optimised and managed under two schemes: data centre and a national map.

The project has been divided into three phases since 2009 — using a total budget of THB 12.5 billion (USD 404.59 million) — and is expected to be completed by next year.

Apart from the mega project on CIS, Chana told FutureGov that the DOL will also introduce a new system in seventy land offices for service delivery to citizens, develop a new website for the department, and establish a disaster recovering and backup site.
The DOL will also study the feasibility of adopting a cloud for departmental work, he added.

Source: Future Gov