ON THE DIRECT LINE, VLADIMIR PUTIN NOTED THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR FAR EASTERN HECTARE
15 June 2017
The Russian President recounted that it takes just over two months to register a land plot in the Far East, according to the President of Russia’s official website.
As part of the Direct Line with Vladimir Putin, he was asked about the Far Eastern Hectare programme, the president emphasized that 92,000 applications for land had already been received.
“First of all, the programme is going fairly well overall. I will speak about this in a minute. Primorye Territory is struggling with it the most, I will explain why. Last February, we made a decision that any Russian citizen who wants to move to the Far East will be given one hectare. The number of applications rose immediately. There are 92,000 applications now. Even the system that was designed to process them has glitches. About 27,000 of the 92,000 applications have been granted, which is more than a third. This is the first thing. The second. In the European part of Russia, it takes up to three years to obtain a land plot, as disappointing as this sounds, while in the Far East it takes a little over two months to get this one hectare”, V. Putin replied.
The President also talked about the problems identified during implementation of the programme.
“The problem is that they do not have a proper cadastral register. This is their first problem. The second problem is that too much land belongs to official agencies, like the Defence Ministry, the Academy of Sciences and all the departments involved in environmental protection.”, the head of state stressed.