Twinning Project for the Agency of Land Relations and Cadastre (ALRC) - Organization, Streamlining and Computerization Process in Mapping in the Republic of Moldova

Swedesurvey has been selected for implementation of the tender for Twinning with the Agency of Land Relations and Cadastre (ALRC) - Organization, Streamlining and Computerization. State Geodetic Administration of the Republic of Croatia is cooperating in this project as Junior Partner.

The Agency of Land Relations and Cadastre (ALRC) is a public authority carrying out execution, control, supervising, and other functions in the field of land relations, geodesy, mapping, cadastre and Geographic Information System (GIS) activities, and to some extent Land Information System (LIS) activities, both of them building up the structure of the so-called National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) of Moldova.

This project aims to establish an improved mapping system in line with the EU standards and best international practices of management of geographical data. The project has been organized under four main result components:

Result 1: Geographic data umbrella law is drafted in line with the EU INSPIRE requirements.

Result 2: Expanding the mapping areas and implement National Geographic Information System (NGIS) in order to meet users demand for digital maps swiftly and efficiently.

Result 3: A Land Information System (LIS) for Pilot Areas developed.

Result 4: Network services in the field of data sharing are set up under the responsibility of ALRC.

This award comes in recognition of the comparative advantages offered by Swedesurvey as well as Sweden’s long tradition of development and use of land information to contribute to sustainable social and economic development.

This project is the third Twinning Project to be implemented by Lantmäteriet within the last two years. The Twinning Project for enhancement of the cadastral system in Jordan for the department of Land and Survey was concluded successfully in April, 2013, while in April, 2014 Lantmäteriet successfully concluded the project for support to the State Committee for Land and Cartography of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the field of establishment of the modern registration system of the state land cadastre information through improvement of rules of land evaluation and economic assessment of land in accordance to the EU evaluation standards.

The appointed Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA) for the project is Mrs. Zoia Faraj, who has been stationed five years in Tajikistan as Project Leader and head adviser for the successful development of the cadastral and land information system and for process development, regarding geographic information management. Mrs. Faraj has also been the appointed RTA for the Twinning Project in Azerbaijan.