PM: e-Land System to expand to other states

Muhyiddin hopes the expansion will have a positive impact in increasing Malaysia’s productivity and attracting foreign investors to raise their investments

by ASILA JALIL / pic by BERNAMA

THE government will expand the e-Land System, which is implemented via a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, to other states in the country after its successful implementation in Kuala Lumpur and Perak.

Prime Minister (PM) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (picture) said the system will be made available in Putrajaya, Labuan, Selangor, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Kedah, Perlis and Kelantan.

“The e-Land System is expected to be completed in all states and be fully applicable by 2024. I hope the expansion will have a positive impact in increasing Malaysia’s productivity and in turn will attract foreign investors to increase investment in the country,” he said in his opening speech at the National Land Day 2021 that was held virtually yesterday.

He also acknowledged the signing of the e-Land System concession agreement for the Land Mines Office of Putrajaya and Labuan yesterday.

Muhyiddin said the federal government is constantly updating the land’s laws and policies to ensure they are in line with the people’s needs.

The federal and state governments often discuss matters related to national policy to manage, develop and regulate the use of land at their respective levels for the purpose of mining, farming and forestry, said Muhyiddin.

He noted that the inclusive digitalisation of government services across every aspect of services is one of the government’s key agenda in achieving the Shared Prosperity Vision for 2023.

“Since the initiative to modernise land administration services was carried out in 1980, land administration has continued to be modernised in line with the latest technological developments.

“In 2014, the federal government agreed to implement an Electronic Land Administration System, which is the e-Land System done via PPP. The initiative involves collaboration between the federal government, state governments and private companies to standardise land administration in the states based on applicable legislation (to) reduce bureaucracy and increase transparency and integrity in land administration.

“I believe the implementation of this e-Land System will contribute to the rapid development of the country, as well as increase revenue to the state governments in particular,” he said.

The pioneer e-Land System that was implemented in Kuala Lumpur four years ago has succeeded in improving land administration efforts in the state.

It allowed various land-related operations such as tax payments and land mortgage applications to be done online during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

Muhyiddin said the e-Land System in Perak also showed outstanding performance and has been fully utilised by the state government to manage land administration matters.

The National Land Day is celebrated on July 27 every year to celebrate the efforts done by land administration workers nationwide.

Under the new normal, the event held yesterday included three webinar series to enable land administration officers to gain new ideas in updating the land administrative processes in Malaysia.