Azerbaijan implements land reforms by 99.8 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku Feb. 8 U.Ismayilova /).
Azerbaijan has completed the first phase of land reforms, which have so far been implemented at 99.8 percent, State Land and Cartography Committee head Garib Mammadov said at a collegium meeting. The land reforms provides for dividing land into categories of ownership.
"As a part of the land reforms, 2,042 state and collective farms were eliminated in the country, and these lands were distributed as public ownership," Mammadov said.
In 2010, the committee issued citizens documents to develop plans for 30,398 private and country houses, Mammadov said. To date, the committee has issued certificates in an individual and integrated manner on 2,637 private houses to 801,688 citizens, as well as in an integrated manner on 551 private homes to 190,635 citizens. Last year, the committee also issued documents on private and suburban homes in the cities of Baku and Sumgayit for 4,695 people.
Three forms of ownership - public, private and municipal - have been defined in Azerbaijan as a result of land reforms that began in 1995.
Of the total 8.641 million hectares of land in the country's property fund, 56.9 percent belong to the state, 23.5 percent to municipalities and 19.6 percent to private entities.