Ecuador: New law if passed would allow govt to confiscate properties deemed unproductive

Posted on December 6, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics reported Ecuador Government to confiscate properties it considers unproductive
The seizures are. They are confirmed in the draft Land Law, which go to the second and final debate in the plenary of the National Assembly. That land runs to the government deems abandoned or poorly maintained, ie, non-productive and not fulfilling a supposed social and environmental function.
But these lands, which are owned by the state in the Land Fund, will be purchased. Not at the market price, but to be determined by the registry of the Municipality to which it belongs. This was explained to EXPRESS Vice President of the Commission on Food Sovereignty, Mauricio Proaño.
“All owners of the land will be paid. The state negotiates with that, “he said.
But the expropriations will not be shut. First we will notify owners, who will have a year later to produce their land. They will also pay a fine.
However, if the villagers fail to comply with this provision, the State will remove said eleventh transitional provision. “Rural land that has remained untapped for more than two consecutive years will be subject to impairment and intended for land redistribution programs,” says decimaprimera transitional provision.
In addition, rural lands that are on trial or are the subject of an administrative complaint, for over five years, will be declared of public utility and be redistribuías, according to the twelfth transitory provision.
With this, the Commission proposes to end the problem of land because lawsuits are a waste of time and resources.
There are some 50,000 judgments of land in the country. “These lands will be expropriated as public land. Is to force to resolve disputes to get the degree, “Proaño said.
Another of the additions to the project after the pre-legislative consultation is that there will be no division into rural lands. Before, they had to devote between 15 and 20% to municipalities for green spaces. Under the new law, the state will use the land to build hospitals and schools, which will be handed to the community. Also for the commoners who bought their land “sure”, that is, with the approximate extent of the hectares, the picture changes: the GPS will record the exact dimensions and the municipality does not collect the taxes for those areas, says report the Commission. Read Article

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