On 30 November, the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs (AGLA) of Trinidad and Tobago signed a contract with the international consortium IGN FI/ GEOFIT and the University of the West Indies, St Augustine to set up a new automated land registration system. This system is expected to be launched in mid-2019. The operational deployment will then be spread over 12 months.
This new system, which will replace the existing Real Property Information Management System, will include all digitized titles under the Real Property and Deeds Act. It will be based on a functional and scalable architecture that will streamline existing business processes, improve standardized forms and improve the delivery of Land Registry services. The system requirements were developed as part of a series of stakeholder commitments that took place between 2015 and 2017, and this commitment will continue throughout the development of the system.
As a follow-up to the signing ceremony, the Ministry organized a three-day training session from 28 to 30 November, based on the Land Administration Domain (LADM) model, an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) global standard for land management. Participants in this training included representatives from the Land and Survey Division, the town and country planning division the Association of Local Authorities of Trinidad and Tobago and technicians from the Ministry of AGLA. This training is the first in a series of innovative training and orientation sessions that will be offered internally and externally by the department during project development. Gaëtan CHAUDAGNE, Regional Director at IGN FI, said, “Implemented as part of the Ministry of the Registrar General’s Information Management Strengthening Project, and financed by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan, this new system will directly benefit the Ministry of the Registrar General’s Land Registry”.
IGN FI has developed an internationally recognized expertise and is able to develop turnkey land projects that combine the legal and technical components but also the training and change management components necessary for the proper appropriation of the new tools put in place, and the simplified procedures that result from them.
This project is in addition to IGN FI’s many references in the land sector. Its major achievements include the establishment of land information systems in Uganda and Tanzania, support for urban land management reform in Senegal, the implementation of the geodetic network for land administration in Uganda and the implementation of a national cadastral information system in Ecuador.
PRESS: “Ministry signs $35M deal to automate land registry system” – Trinidad and Tobago – LOOP News – 30/11/2018