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Government transfers more than 500 thousand hectares of agricultural land to communal ownership of 165 CCs

published 22 December 2018 13:34

Тhis year, the Government completed an important part of the transfer of agricultural land to the communal property of the consolidated communities (CC). The process will be prolonged next year.

This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a ceremony of transferring land to communal ownership of CCs.

"Over 650 CCs have received agricultural land in communal ownership during this year. They acquired the right to own land, enabling them to fill the budget, to use these lands rationally. In total, over 1.5 million hectares of land have been transferred to the amalgamated communities this year. We will continue the process next year as well", said the Head of Government.

He stressed that the Government would continue to enrich the reform of decentralization through concrete activities.

Particular attention will be paid to the newly formed amalgamated territorial communities. "It is important that all newly formed CCs also get land in ownership to have resources, powers and get success", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.

The Head of Government appealed to the heads of communities and emphasized that "land resources should be used as transparently and efficiently as possible. And the residents would make a report containing what, where and how is used".

Background 

On January 31, the Government approved the Decree No. 60-р on the transfer of state-owned agricultural land plots to the communal property of the consolidated territorial communities, thereby allowing for land-based decentralization without resorting to amending legislation.

The State Service for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadastre) started the process of transferring land from February 1, 2018.

During the first week, 99% of the CCs made the first step towards obtaining land ownership by signing memoranda with the (StateGeoCadastre).

Over 11 months 2018, 958.9 thousand hectares of state-owned agricultural land have been transferred to the communal ownership of 485 OTGs.

In total, 659 CCs received about 1.46 million hectares of land in communal ownership during this year.