Agriculture obliges the concerned authorities to prevent the bulldozing of agricultural lands
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Baghdad: Shatha Al-Janabi
The Ministry of Agriculture obligated the concerned authorities to prevent the bulldozing of agricultural lands in the country, in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, announcing in the same context the ownership of 81 thousand dunums of agricultural lands after changing their type.
The Director General of the Ministry’s Agricultural Lands Department, Ali Hammoud Al-Shammari, said in a statement to “Al-Sabah”: The Council of Ministers’ decision came with the aim of amending the controls, conditions and determinants of converting agricultural lands to residential, in addition to addressing the problem of random housing and illegal overtaking of it.
He revealed that the total areas of agricultural land that will be owned by citizens after changing its type to residential in all governorates has reached approximately 81 thousand dunums, stressing the obligation of the municipal departments affiliated with his ministry and the district and district directors to follow up on the decision to prevent the bulldozing of agricultural lands.
Al-Shammari stated that the decision came against the backdrop of observations from some governorates and municipalities to differentiate between regular residential complexes and their random counterparts, indicating that the decision stipulated that the regular residential complex include a group of residential units constructed with fixed materials, and that no less than 30 percent of its area be allocated to regular streets and buildings. Infrastructure.
Regarding the area of residential units, he explained that they are dispersed, as the area of the smallest unit within the governorate center is 200 square meters, and in the district it is 250 square meters, while within the district the area is 300 square meters, indicating that Resolution 320 includes the areas of smaller size, within one common deed. .
The Director of the Agricultural Lands Department stated that the relevant committees, which include the agriculture, municipality and real estate registration departments, conducted field surveys of the lands in cooperation with the district and sub-district departments, and they were inventoried and submitted to the relevant authorities to work on determining the cost per meter according to the Law on the Sale and Rent of State Funds No. 21 of 2013, noting that all A committee with different specifications and prices depending on the regions and governorates.
He continued that after this, the lands are transferred to the real estate registration departments and a copy of registration 25 is recorded, representing the disposable rights of citizens after Resolution 320, in order to own them for the encroaching citizens within the borders of cities or near them and to turn them into residential neighborhoods, provided that they are not scattered and that services and infrastructure are provided for them. .
Edited by: Mustafa Majeed
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