April 17: Documents or the Cha-Zha Thram related to land record in Thimphu and Phuentsholing Thromde has been taken over by the National Land Commission.
So far, the records and transactions of land in urban towns were maintained with the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement.
The handing over of the Cha-Zha Thram follows the revised Land Act of Bhutan 2007. According to the Act, all land transactions both in rural and urban areas will now be directly administered by the National Land Commission.
Speaking to BBS, the Secretary of Land Commission said this will help to speed up the process of land related issues. Sangay Khandu said the dealing agencies are now given a timeframe within which registration and transactions will have to be settled.
From now on a total of 23.5 square kilometers of land within Phuentsholing and Sampheling geogs will be looked after the National Land Commission.
Under Thimphu Thromde, a total 26 square kilometers of land is being taken over by the Commission. The Thimphu Thormde extends from Ngabi Rongchu to Changtegang.
Similarly, all land related issues in other urban towns will eventually be taken over the National Land Commission.