The National Land Service (NLS) informs that, according to the data of April 1, 2019, the land, forest and water bodies held in rural areas were left to restore to 4.7 thousand citizens. 2 739 from the applicants cannot enforce the procedures for the restoration of the rights of ownership because of their own failure. Currently, the territorial divisions of the National Land Service are intensively searching for these passive applicants throughout Lithuania. In case those efforts failed, and the applicants do not appear, NLS intends to make decisions to restore ownership to land in cash in autumn.
On February 14, a contract for the purchase of services for the implementation of an anti-corruption management system at the National Land Service (NLS) was signed. NLS is the first state institution in Lithuania to implement anti-corruption management system developed in accordance with the best global anti-corruption practice, in compliance with the requirements of international ISO 37001: 2016 standard.
According to the data of January 1, 2019, ownership rights were restored to 45 772 citizens (passive applicants included), to 91.44 percent of the land registered in their applications. The area of land covered by the application to be retained for 6051 citizens is 3367 hectares of land.
One of the most important tasks of the National Land Service of the Republic of Lithuania defined in the program of the Government is to complete the restoration of property rights to land in rural and urban areas in 2019.
According to the data of January 1, the restoration of the ownership of the land, forest and water bodies in rural areas is essentially completed – the ownership rights were restored to 99.95 percent of citizens' requests (including passive applicants).
On December 19, 2018, the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture organized a commemoration-conference "Century of Land Management in Lithuania".
At the conference, the speakers reviewed the development of land relations during the historical period of 100 years, carried out land management works, introduced the establishment and development of the real estate cadastre and register in Lithuania as well as the issues of training of land management specialists.
On October 15-18th, representatives of the National Land Service paid a working visit to the Finnish National Land Agency "Maanmittauslaitos". This is the second visit of the NLS under the international cooperation project "Exchange of knowledge and best practices related to the modernization of activities in the fields of land management, electronic registers, geodesy, cartography and spatial data sets between the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania and the relevant Finnish and Norwegian authorities”
On September 17-20, representatives of the National Land Service paid a working visit to the Norwegian Mapping Authority "Kartverket". This is the first visit according to the international cooperation project "Exchange of knowledge and best practices related to the modernization of activities in the fields of land management, electronic registers, geodesy, cartography and spatial data sets between the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania and the relevant Finnish and Norwegian authorities."
On the 30th of May, on the initiative of the National Land Service a roundable meeting took place to discuss investment issues in Lithuania. The participants of the meeting were NLS administration and executives and Investors‘ Forum Association, which comprises the largest and the majority investors into the Lithuanian economy. The major topic of the meeting was developing of more effcient cooperation between the public and private sector, in order to ensure a more favourable business environment for foreign investors in the country.
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Laimonas Čiakas starts to lead the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture (NLS).
According to Minister of Agriculture Bronius Markauskas, changes in the National Land Service are crucial, as more than half of the complaints received by the Ministry are related to the work of the Service. The main urgent tasks that the new leader of the Service is to implement, names the Minister, is not only to restore confidence in the institution, but also to complete the unforeseen prolongation of the restoration of property rights and, in particular, to strengthen measures to prevent corruption.
National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture. Code 188704927 Gedimino ave. 19, LT-01103 Vilnius. Phone (+370) 706 86666, Fax (+370) 706 86949, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org State Budgetary Institution. Data have been accumulated and stored in the Register of Legal Entities.