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Nicaragua Conducting Massive Land Inventory; Reclaiming Land as Public

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Nicaragua is conducting a monumental land inventory. The goal is to sort and record all public and private property in Nicaragua. More importantly, the Attorney General states he is going to enforce the Coastal and Environment Law which has the potential to reclaim lands which are perceived as belonging to state while privately owned.

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THE COUNTRY TO INVENTORY

The Attorney General of the Republic, Hernán Estrada reported that the institution is conducting a cadastral sweep across the country, to sort and record all public and private property in Nicaragua.

In addition, he said, is implementing the Coastal Law, Environment and the Borders to the sites which belong to state and private owned.

In the colossal work, which takes five years and two months, are involved several government agencies: Environment, Municipalities, Police, Army, State and Territorial Studies Institute, for the respective plat, as in Nicaragua only 20 percent of the property is catastrada.

According to Estrada, more than 500 teams have been deployed around the country acting as location, census of state property and title, Estrada told official media.

“Right now, the brigades are in the departments of Chinandega, Leon, Rivas and Matagalpa are going to start,” said Estrada, who said that the scan is running quietly, “but sometimes situations arise between individuals, between areas adjacent to the State. ”

Enforcement
According to the prosecutor, is also under the Coastal Act and Boundaries Act, which assigned to the PGR the inventory of the heritage of the Nicaraguan state. “It is our responsibility to protect not only respect the private property but also to enforce public property,” said Estrada.

He noted that in previous years, corruption or neglect, they had forgotten of public property and lost reserves, protected areas, coasts, rivers and even water sources that passed into private hands. This, according to Estrada, is in recovery process to the State in court trials. According to the Coastal Act, the whole coastal area belongs to the state, from high tide to high seas, high tide, 50 meters up the coast is absolute and inalienable domain of the state, said Estrada.

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