Study visit to Oslo for
Prishtina, 27 February 2017
delegation of the Kosovo Property Comparison and Verification Agency (KPCVA)
visited Oslo/Norway at the invitation of the Norwegian National Cadastral and
Mapping Agency (Kartverket) on 23 and 24 February 2017.
this occasion, the Acting Deputy Director of Kosovo Property Comparison and
Verification Agency (KPCVA), Mrs. Florije Kika stated that the purpose of this
visit was the preparation the Republic of Kosovo is making for the
transformation of the Kosovo Property Agency (KPA) to a new mandate based on
the Brussels Agreement on the Return of Cadastral Documents to Kosovo from
Serbia within the Brussels Dialogue for the normalization of relations with the
mediation of the European Union and the support of the United States.
the first day, the delegation visited the Headquarters of the Agency
"Kartverket" in the town of Hųnefoss where the director of the Office
on International Relations of the Agency, Mr. Helge Onsrud, briefed on the
process of registration of property and cadastre in Norway. Then the other
officers like Mr. Hardy Buller and Sidsel Kvarteig talked about maps, scanning
of orthophotos, storage and distribution of archive. In addition, during the
following session, Mr. Helge Onsrud and Ms. Sabrina Grimsrud presented the
functioning of their geo-portal whereas Jan Häusler presented material about
the cadastral system, solutions as well as the access of public in terms of
obtaining information on properties.
In discussion, the
emphasis was put on projects of international cooperation and the importance this
cooperation has for Kosovo.
Within the program, the delegation visited the University of Life Sciences as
participants in the lectures of professors of international reputation, Erling
Berge and Per Kåre Sky, who spoke on land management and its consolidation with
specific emphasis on processes that Norway has gone through in this regard.
visit also helped for exchanging the Norwegian experiences as they are known
for the processes they have gone through with regards to scanning of cadastral
documentation, their indexing, comparison and verification of their cadastral
documentation in the past.
this visit, Mrs. Florije Kika thanked the Norwegians a lot for their support
given in the last mandate to the Kosovo Property Agency and invited them to see
opportunities of cooperation in the future as Kosovo expects to receive the
cadastral documentation from Serbia through the European Union and begin their
comparison and verification in order to resolve potential property problems.
The Kosovo delegation was
consisted of Florije Kika, Albiona Maloku, Arben Canolli, Besar Sahiti from
KPCVA, Gazmir Raci, Political Advisor to the Minister for Dialogue Edita Tahiri
and Political Coordinator for the Implementation of the Agreement on Return of
Cadastral Records, Mr. Murat Meha, Chief Executive Officer of the Kosovo
Cadastral Agency (KCA) as well as Besmir Veselaj and Korab Ahmetaj from the