Land Administration System Modernization (WB-P159692)

  • Lebanon
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Jun 8, 2018
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 43.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 43.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 10, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 12, 2016

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Project Description
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The project has the following five components:

  1. Modernization of the digital Land Registry and Cadastre system. The objective of this component would be to implement the integrated ICT solution for Digital Land Registry, Cadastre and State Land Management.
  2. National Spatial Data Infrastructure. The objective of this component would be to enhance the identification, storage, use, sharing and exchanging of geospatial data and services in Lebanon. This would be achieved by providing access to Land Registry and Cadastre data and other public geospatial datasets through the NSDI.
  3. Property Valuation and Taxation. The objective of this component would be to establish a mass valuation system and Land Value Map (adjusted by price indices) to increase market transparency, reduce banking sector/mortgage risk as well as enhancing the recurrent property tax. The project would
  4. State Land Inventory and Management. The objective of this component would be to integrate State Lands into the Land Registry and develop a new State Land Management System.
  5. Regulatory and Institutional Development, Capacity Building and Project Management. The objective of this component would be to improve the institutional and governance structures of the GDLRC in order to permit the successful implementation of the overall project and to ensure the sustainability of the planned outcomes. It aims at developing modern governance structure for the land administration system and also to provide project management, reporting, fiduciary and safeguards support to the project implementation.
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Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agency:
General Directorate of Land Registration and Cadastre
Georges Maarrawi
General Director


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