The land ministry and European Union have launched a land reform project with the objective to strengthen Bangladeshis' access to land and property rights.
At the national level, the project will support development of a land policy. Furthermore, the project aims at assisting the government in setting up a registration system that is able to produce an authoritative record of landownership.
Land Minister Rezaul Karim Hira and European Union Ambassador to Bangladesh William Hanna addressed the inception workshop of the project held at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, said a EU press release.
At upazila level, the project will contribute to a land administration that should, in future, be easily accessible to the clients of the respective offices. Support will also be provided to the ministry in its ongoing work on modernising the land surveying techniques and digitalisation of land records.
Speaking on the occasion, the EU Ambassador identified land problem as one of the root causes of underdevelopment in Bangladesh.