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Mouza and Plot Based National Digital Land Zoning Project’ soon

Brinda Chowdhury
January 13, 2021 5:19 pm
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An advertisement has been published inviting applications from qualified and experienced Bangladeshi citizens for appointment as Individual Local Consultant on a contract basis for project duration in the ‘Mouza and Plot Based National Digital Land Zoning Project’ which is implemented by the Ministry of Land.

‘Mouza and Plot Based National Digital Land Zoning Project’, at an estimated cost of about TK 337.60 crores, was approved at a meeting of The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec), presided over by ECNEC Chairperson Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, held in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar to ensure agricultural land protection of the country on 29 September last year (2020). Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury later directed to start the project quickly and successfully due to the importance of the project for the public interest. Land Secretary Md Mustafizur Rahman PAA took the initiative to start the work of hiring consultants for the project.

 Through this project, Mouza and plot-based digital land zoning map and land use plan will be prepared by separating the land into the plots of agriculture, housing, commercial, tourism, and industrial development, etc. according to the quality of the land. At the same time, Mouza and the plot-based database will be prepared across the country for proper land management at the field level.

 Through the project, plot number and plot-based information will be added to the land zoning map so that the officials in charge of land administration at the District and Upazila level can use that information to act accordingly in conserving the land resources of the country.

 It is to be noted that, the amount of agricultural land in the country is 84 percent of the total land. However, with the increasing population, the amount of agricultural land is constantly declining due to the uses of agricultural land for the construction of various infrastructures including new housing, roads, educational institutions. Proper use of land is imperative to the protection of agricultural land and above all for ensuring the overall food security of the country. If the project is implemented, it will be an important milestone in the protection of agricultural land in the country. The main goal of the project is to ensure optimal utilization of the country’s scarce land resources.

advertisement of Individual Local Consultant (Contract Consultants) appointment has been announced for eight types of posts including Team Leader / Chief Technical Expert. It has been said in the advertisement that the application has to be submitted to the secretary of the land ministry by February 2, 2021, in a defined Application Form. Detailed Recruitment advertisement, Terms of Reference, and Application Form can be found on the Notice Board of the Ministry of Land website (www.minland.gov.bd).