Korea to conduct feasibility study to establish land data system in SL
The Korea Eximbank is financing a comprehensive feasibility study to establish a Land Data Infrastructure (LDI) and Land Information Service System (LISS) in Sri Lanka as a grant under its technical assistance scheme, the Korean Embassy said yesterday.
The inaugural meeting of the feasibility inception was held on May 21 at the Land and Parliamentary Reforms Ministry with the participation of Ministry Secretary W.H. Karunarathna, Country Director of Colombo Korea Eximbank Daekyoo Park, Surveyor General S.M.P.P. Sangakkara and experts of the feasibility study team.
If implemented, the project will enable the Sri Lankan Government to integrate the land parcel fabrics into LDI and LISS and enhance the ability to manage the city administration using land information service system for 24 municipalities
In a statement, the embassy said the study would be completed by October 2019. Based on the outcome of the feasibility study, the Korean Government will consider approving the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) for project implementation within the year.
The feasibility study consultant, Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation (LX) Consortium, has dispatched a team with relevant expertise to analyse the status and requirements of the project, establish a target model for the proposed project, calculate the estimated cost for project components and set operations and a management
It will improve the accessibility to land information for the various users and enhance efficiency of spatial information management through NSDI
plan for establishment.
The consultant is also expected to analyse the policy and legal, technical and economic feasibility of the project and to devise project performance indicators.
If implemented, the project will enable the Sri Lankan Government to integrate the land parcel fabrics into LDI and LISS and enhance the ability to manage the city administration using land information service system for 24 municipalities.
“It will also improve the accessibility to land information for the various users, enhance efficiency of spatial information management through National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), maximise utilisation of land data, increase the efficiency of issuing land titles and grants, and strengthen the revenue generation of municipalities,” the embassy said.