02 August 2016

    Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev said during a working meeting to Vladivostok that the timeframe for registering free land will be shortened, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East said in a press release.

    The reduction in the timeframe for granting a “Far East Hectare” will be formalized with the relevant amendments to federal law. This will enable citizens to submit a new application more quickly if they were initially rejected. At present, registering a land plot takes 30 days.

    In the month since the law took effect citizens submitted more than 2,000 applications and 69 land plots were granted for use. Free hectares will only be allocated in “pilot” municipalities of all nine constituent regions of the Far East prior to October 1.

    “When the law takes full effect, the number of people will increase substantially. We will need to utilize all the capabilities we have to stimulate activity among citizens. We already have programmes to support agriculture and business activities. Preferential rates are also envisioned on loans for housing construction and the ability to run infrastructure to homes based on collective requests”, Trutnev said.

    Trutnev gave instructions to analyse the reasons for why “Far East Hectares” were denied by October 1 – the start of the second phase of the law’s implementation. Cases where documents were returned with no lawful substantiation will be cracked down on at the federal and regional levels.