DLS concludes Digital Archiving Project

Amman, The Department of Land and Survey (DLS) concluded on Tuesday the Digital Archiving Project in Jordan financed by the Netherlands’ Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), which was implemented over 18 months.

DLS Director General, Mu’in Sayegh, said that one of the many outcomes of the project was protecting the current archive of the Department, including maps and contracts, and improving its quality, in addition to the introduction of digital archiving into DLS.

“We are committed to the sustainable development process at DLS in cooperation with our Kadaster partner,” he said.

The implementation of the project resulted in the development of a roadmap to control and regulate the sequence of the electronic archiving process and the work and activities of DLS, he added.

DLS will select a pilot area to start the implementation of the roadmap to archive land documentation and operations, and provide human and financial resources, Sayegh stated.

He also pointed out that DLS, in cooperation with the concerned authorities, including the Dutch, will organize a Forum in March 2019 on Modern Land Administration in Amman to identify the challenges of the land sector in the Arab world and ways to meet these challenges.

He stressed that the impact of the archiving project would be reflected in the level of service provided by the Department to citizens and investors alike, and expressed his appreciation for the support and commitment of the Dutch and Jordanian team who worked on the project.

Some of the most prominent achievements of the Digital Archiving Project is the manifestation of His Majesty King Abdullah II’s vision of moving towards a paperless government in 2020, learning about the Dutch experience in the field of archiving, protecting the digital archive, raising awareness of the quality of the digital product in the DLS and enhancing it, and valuing the Department’s advanced level in the use of technology and digital archiving in comparison with Arab and international countries, and introducing digital archiving into their work.

The Netherlands First Secretary of Economic Development, Sven Van Den Berg, stated “the Netherlands is well aware of the challenges facing Jordan, therefore we are supporting Jordan through this project to emerge into the 21 century, by adopting new procedures and state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies in land administration.”

Kadaster Manager in the Middle East and Asia, Suzan Valkman, stated “DLS is on the verge of breaking through a major barrier towards modernization. We are looking forward to strengthening our partnership with DLS in the future by providing very specific technical and organizational support.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

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