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Land mutation within 7 days for limited companies soon: land minister

DHAKA Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury today said necessary measures will be taken soon to settle land mutation applications within 7 days through 'Fast Track' for the land purchased for the industrial or commercial purpose.

The land minister came up with the remarks while addressing the inauguration programme of the land service hotline 16122 training of the Additional Divisional Commissioner (Revenue) and Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) of the various divisions and district through a video conference from the conference room of the Land Ministry here.

The concerned Commissioners were present at the video conference, a press release said. Domestic and foreign investors will be encouraged to invest in our country if there is a 'Fast Track' system for investing limited companies or entrepreneurs to settle mutation applications within 7 days for the land which specifically purchased for the commercial or industrial purpose within the Dhaka and Chattogram metropolitan area, the release added.

Noting that the 1236 complaints settled out of 3061 received complaints in two months after the opening Hotline, Saifuzzaman directed the trainee officials to settle the charges more quickly.

The minister also directed the Divisional Commissioners and Additional Divisional Commissioners to ensure the proper training of the Assistant Commissioner (Land) working at the field level.

While presiding over the inauguration ceremony, Land Secretary Md Muksodur Rahman Patwary directed the officials to monitor regularly the land offices which are under construction at the local level.

Chairman of Land Reforms Board Ummul Hasna, Department of Land Record and Survey DG Md Taslimul Islam and Additional Secretaries of the Land Ministry Anis Mahmud, Pradip Kumar Das and Md Abdul Haque, were present, among others, on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)