East-Kazakhstan region entrepreneurs withdrawn land


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Lawsuits filed on the seizure of 286 commercial land plots, reports.

Since last year, 75 hectares of land intended for commercial purposes have been seized from entrepreneurs in East Kazakhstan. Claims were filed with the regional courts to seize another 3.5 thousand hectares. The subject of legal proceedings is land plots that businessmen were unable to use for their intended purpose.

The Department for Control over Use and Protection of Lands of East Kazakhstan region informed Kursiv that they identified 90 vacant commercial plots with a total area of 77.4 hectares in 2019.

All owners were ordered to use the land for its intended purpose during the year. Otherwise, they will be summoned to court.

According to Seisengazy Chukaev, the head of the department, since the beginning of 2018, the owners of commercial land from EKR lost 21 plots of 75 hectares. Besides, materials on the seizure of 286 plots with the area of more than 3.5 thousand hectares are already under consideration in the courts of the region. This is a result of the work of the supervisory authorities of previous years.

"In 2018 we identified 393 unused land plots with the area of 12.7 thousand hectares including 30 land plots that have an agricultural purpose, 363 land plots are intended for construction,"  the head of the department said.

The agency previously reported that 278 unused land plots belong to the same company at once. Smart Biz LLP purchased them on the secondary market for housing and communal services, but the construction has not yet started.

According to Seisengazy Chukaev, the owner did not comply with the order, and the materials on 274 plots (55.8 hectares) located in Ust-Kamenogorsk were transferred to the court.

According to the department's specialists, they will continue to work on identifying and seizure the vacant land. The agency is currently reviewing materials on 140 plots that are not used for their intended purpose. All of them are located in Ust-Kamenogorsk.

Earlier Kursiv wrote that there is a deficit of free and prepared land for business in the regional center of East Kazakhstan.

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