MINISTRY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIAN FAR EAST AND PROSECUTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE CASES OF GROUNDLESSLY REJECTED FAR EASTERN HECTARE APPLICATIONS
27 June 2016
During a joint meeting between his Ministry and the Prosecutor General’s Office, Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Galushka announced that the two agencies will investigate all cases of groundlessly rejected Far Eastern Hectare applications, as well as cases of individual land parcels being excluded from the programme for ambiguous reasons, according to the Ministry’s website.
As Mr Galushka noted, the need to involve the oversight agency has arisen 23 days after the law offering Russian citizens the opportunity to claim one hectare of land in the Russian Far East for free came into effect.
“The Far Eastern Hectare is a tool that illustrates our determination to find comprehensive solutions to our problems: it will fuel new economic recovery, while simultaneously encouraging the local population to stay in the region, bringing in new residents, and improving the quality of life”, the Minister explained. “We must make sure the system works without glitches.”
As of the morning of 23 June, the federal portal set up to manage the process had received 1,796 land parcel applications. Thirteen land parcels have been assigned, and 12 more agreements are currently being finalised.