Public can start making online land applications
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Ministry of Development (MoD) soft-launched the Land Application and Registration Information System (LARIS) yesterday, which will allow the public to conduct transactions and file applications online.
The new system allows landowners and potential landowners to file applications related to ownership transfers; change of land title; and private land leases.
Users are required to register for an e-Darussalam account before using LARIS and all applications require any accompanying documents to be scanned and uploaded to the system.
The ministry said LARIS is part of efforts to improve the business environment in Brunei and is expected to streamline land management and administration. “(It will) also reduce the time taken to obtain respective approvals required for land-related applications,” MoD added in a statement.
“This land management system has been developed with collaboration between the Land Department, Ministry of Development and the Brunei Solutions Development Centre under the E-Government National Centre.”
The ministry said the system will go on trial for two weeks before the official launch on February 29.
Before then, the MoD will conduct several public roadshows on LARIS, where staff can assist individuals register for an e-Darussalam account and update their personal data.
The roadshows will take place at Dewan Muhibah, Brunei-Muara District Office on February 18; at Petani Mall, Tutong on February 20; Dewan Bandaran, Belait on February 22; and Kompleks Perniagaan Bumiputera, Temburong on February 24.
A specific roadshow for professionals will also be held at a yet-to-be determined date.
The system, laris.gov.bn, is accessible through the e-Darussalam portal. Members of the public can also find more information on the system at www.tanah.gov.bn.
For the convenience of individuals who wish to lodge applications, the ministry has also made computers and scanners available at all Land Department district branches and at the Business Help Desk at the Design and Technology building, Jalan Berakas.
The Brunei Times