The Kuwait Ministry of Finance (MoF) is undertaking the development of an enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) to support the real estate and property management activities administered by the Expropriation for Public Benefit Department, the State Domains Properties Department, and the State Domains Real Estate Department of the Ministry, as MoF administers a variety of real estate property transactions where State interests are concerned including the expropriation of private real estate property where it is needed for public benefit, leasing of State owned lands for Chalets, markets and cooperatives, purchase or transfer of land on behalf of the State, administration of Build-Own-Transfer (BOT) projects and other such functions.
These activities require the development of a Geographic Information Systems center for the Ministry to support the ministry’s main activities. This center would be equipped with state-of-the-art technologies for data management, applications, communications and information systems infrastructure.
This also require a system that integrates between geographic information systems and a document management system such that combined would provide a unified system supporting automating procedures and workflows.
Efficiently and effectively manage and maintain the state properties and expropriation processes through an integrated enterprise system
Enhance the identification of violations on state properties and the collection of fines.
Preserve the historical maps and documents through restoration and save it electronically after conversion.
Support the decision-making process based on accurate and up-to-date geographical information
Provide Kuwait population with an effective and easy to access online services
Basic features of the Project
Data storage, protection and accessibility
Better support and services to citizens
Support government organizations
Improve efficiency and accuracy of business activities in the relevant departments
Training of national human resources on the use and development of the technologies
Maintaining maps, charts and documents of historical value
Move towards paperless work environment
Facilitate access to Ministry information for the public
Support the decision-making processes in the MoF
The GIS Project OUTPUTs
Comprehensive GIS Systems and applications in support of land management and land expropriation activities
GIS Center equipped with the state-of-the-art technology
Central geodatabase of state owned properties and all relevant features
Paperless working environment
Mobile applications for field inspection and valuation
GIS and ICT skilful national staff
Up-to-date accurate maps of chalet areas
Recent aerial photos and satellite imagery
Source: The Kuwait Ministry of Finance (MoF) Website
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