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Land register to reach 10 more regions

Greece?s long-overdue land register is set to expand into another 10 regions, according to Ktimatologio SA, the public company responsible for compiling the cadastre, which said that 14 tenders were commissioned for 1,024 municipalities.

The regions that will be included in this phase of the survey are Evros, Imathia, Karditsa, Kilkis, Kozani, Kavala, Larissa, Pella, Serres and Trikala, representing some 4.4 million ownership titles and 2.9 million hectares of land, or roughly a quarter of the country?s total area.

This phase of the land registration project is estimated to cost 186 million euros, Ktimatologio CEO Apostolos Arvanitis said on Tuesday, adding that it will provide much-needed jobs for thousands of Greek scientists.

?Ktimatologio SA has absolute trust in Greek scientists, whom it invites as participants and allies in our effort to speed up the process [of the land register],? Arvanitis said.

Greece hopes to complete the cadastre by 2020.