Lahore, Pakistan: The World Bank has agreed to provide additional funds of PKR 7.5 billion for the computerisation of land record in the country. A contract will be signed next month.
A spokesperson for the Board of Revenue Punjab said the implementation of World Bank Project, Land Records Management and Information System (LRMIS), would not only secure the records, improve service delivery but would also stabilise and improve the economy and land market throughout Punjab. As many as 25 LRMIS service centres had been established and land record of 545 villages were computerised, he added.
“The progress of its implementation is continuously monitored by the government and the World Bank. The representatives from the World Bank, during their previous mission, expressed their satisfaction over the progress and appreciated the professionalism of project staff,” he said.
Keeping in view the importance and progress, the project, which initially started with financing ofPKR 2.773 billion from the World Bank for computerisation of land records of 18 districts of Punjab, had been expanded to all 36 districts.
Source: The Nation