GAF has acquired a contract to design and implement a new mining title-cadastre and registry system for the Republic of Tajikistan. The client and beneficiary is the Department of Geology under the State Committee for Investments and State Property Management.
The overall project objective is improving governance in the mining sector by establishing a transparent system for granting and managing mineral permits. The efficient and reliable administration of such titles is considered to be a key factor in increasing investment and growth in the Republic of Tajikistan’s mining sector.
In practical terms, the project involves implementing a rule-based, computerized management system with GIS functionality that caters for the entire life cycle of mineral titles. The system must also ensure that the title administration procedures comply with the relevant laws and regulations.
The implementation will be accompanied by institutional and technical capacity building activities within the cadastral organization. The resulting improved and transparent administration of mining titles is expected to make the mining sector more attractive to private sector investment, to exploration and mining companies.
The project has a duration of two years and is embedded in the Tajikistan Private Sector Competitiveness Project funded by the World Bank/International Development Association (IDA). This was launched as a response to Tajikistan’s request for assistance in developing its mineral sector. It will result in the introduction of best practices and will strengthen the contribution of Tajikistan’s mining sector to economic development in the country.
The assignment is well-suited to GAF, as the company has more than 20 years of experience in the institutional and technical establishment and reorganization of mining cadastre authorities. This includes the provision of associated consultancy services and cutting-edge software solutions.
GAF’s experience and skills in the field of mining, land management and agriculture cadastres and registries is underlined by the fact that it has implemented more than 2000 cadastre-application installations in the public and private sectors. GAF’s software unit consists of more than 40 software programmers, developers and testers.