Dutch-Colombian collaboration awards more than 200 title deeds to residents of the Colombian municipality of Cumaribo

On Wednesday, March 17th, 226 property titles were handed out during an official ceremony in the municipality of Cumaribo (Vichada). These titles are the result of a Dutch-Colombian inter-institutional collaboration between the Mayor's Office of the municipality, the Superintendency of Notaries and Registry, the Colombian Cadaster – IGAC, the Netherlands' Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency – Kadaster and the Dutch Embassy in Colombia, under the framework of the project “Land in Peace”. By using Kadaster’s 'Fit for purpose' methodology, the process of land formalization can become faster, more cost-efficient and participative.

Property titles were handed out during an official ceremony in the municipality of Cumaribo (Vichada)
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property titles were handed out during an official ceremony in the municipality of Cumaribo (Vichada)

A group of twenty owners personally received their titles from the Mayor of Cumaribo, Mr. Juan Carlos Cordero. The Superintendent of Notaries and Registry, Mrs. Fernanda García, the Dutch Ambassador, Mr. Ernst Noorman, the Director of IGAC, Mrs. Olga Lucía López, Kadaster’s manager for Latin America, Mrs. Mathilde Molendijk, among others, participated in this ceremony by virtual means.

Ambassador Noorman, stressed that land formalization is the key to building a stable and lasting peace in Colombia. "I want to congratulate you ladies and gentlemen, the titles that you have in your hands today represent a step towards a better and more stable future, which makes you true peacebuilders", stated the Dutch diplomat.