Land survey in CHT begins next month | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, August 05, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, August 05, 2009

Land survey in CHT begins next month

Says commission chief

Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Commission has decided to launch a land survey next month, paving the way for resolving land disputes between the local indigenous people and Bangalee settlers in the three hill districts.
Commission Chairman Khademul Islam Chowdhury said this yesterday while addressing the third meeting of the reconstituted CHT Land Commission held at Bandarban Circuit House yesterday.
Earlier on Tuesday, two other meetings of the CHT Land Commission were held in a row in Khagrachari and Rangamati which were the first since Awami League-led coalition came to power.
Completion of the overdue land survey and resolving the land disputes were the two main features of the CHT Peace Accord signed between the government and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) back in 1997.
After a three-day visit to hill districts, the CHT Land Commission chief noted that the overall land management system in CHT is very poor and the total area under government khas lands is yet to be demarcated.
He said government is committed to solve various problems in the hill districts and will soon provide necessary manpower to the Land Commission.
Additional Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong, Nurul Islam, Deputy Commissioner of Bandarban, Mizanur Rahman, and representatives of Bomang circle chief and Bandarban Hill District Council were also present in the meeting.

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