Visit to Granada

Belarus Delegation in Spanish Catastro

A Belarusian delegation comprising representatives of the SPC, the NCA and its regional offices went on a week-long study visit to Spain on November 11-15, which coincided with the XII Ibero-American Conference on Cadastre held in the City of Granada.

Headed by Mr. Dzianis Zhukau (Deputy Director General of the NCA), the Belarusian delegation also included Ms. Litreyeva, (Head of the GIS Department at the NCA), Mrs. Elena Mikhailouskaya (Head of the Legal Department at the SPC), Mr. Vasili Khaladtsou (Head of the Local Registration Office in Brest), Mrs. Tanya Shimko (Deputy Director of the Local Registration Office in Minsk Oblast) and Mrs. Natallia Zhohal (Deputy Director of the Local Registration Office in Vitebsk Oblast). The delegation was accompanied by Mrs. Victoria Gurynovich, the interpreter, and Mr. Jesus R. Ortega, the RTA of the Twinning Project.

Belarus Delegation with Director General of Cadaster

On the first day of the visit, the Belarusian delegation was received by the Director General at the Cadastre’s headquarters in Madrid.
While in Madrid, Belarusian specialists were taken on a tour of Cadastre facilities, and enjoyed the possibility to exchange points of view with different managers of the Spanish Cadastre.

At the roof of Spanish Catastro

Afterwards, the Delegation left for Granada, the city that hosted the XII Ibero-American Congress of Cadastre that gathered representatives of more than 20 countries of America and Europe.

During the Congress, which lasted three days, the participants presented reports on Valuation and Taxation, Legal Cooperation and Security, Measurement and Geospatial Data, and in general on new services and available resources.

Congress Agenda

Maryna Litreyeva, on behalf of the NCA, delivered her presentation in Roundtable C1, dedicated to Geospatial Information Services.

The presentation made by Maryna Litreyeva is published on the project extranet for information purposes.
Mathilde Molendijk, the Dutch Cadastre’s representative for Latin America, joined the same roundtable to present an interesting project on cadastral improvement in Colombia.

Fernando Serrano, Head of the Twinning Project with the NCA, also participated in the conference.

Fernando Serrano presented an interesting collaboration project between the Cadastre and the Spanish Ministry of the Environment. In particular, the project aims to provide geo-references for all existing natural parks in Spain, with wide possibilities for exchanging cadastral and geo-spatial data between different organizations with the aim of improving the services provided to citizens.

In the evening, the group was taken on a tour of the legendary Alhambra Palace, an architectural jewel of the Hispano-Nazarí period of the 13th century.

The Congress was closed by the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Finance, bringing to conclusion these days of meetings and collaboration of the different Ibero-American cadastral organizations.

On Friday morning, the Belarusian delegation had a working day at the Regional Cadastre Office in Madrid. The delegation was received by the Director of the Office – the meeting lasted for more than three hours, as members of the Belarusian delegation were interested in multiple details related to the cadastral registry and the applications that manage it.

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