The technique provided by Norway is used by Lipcani municipality, Briceni, to carry out activities related to the cadastral registration system.

Mayor Eugeniu Dumenco says this support, which has become possible thanks to the cooperation between CALM, the Land Relations and Cadastre Agency and the Norwegian Mapping Agency, is enormous. “Thanks to this technique, through government interoperability solutions, we can access databases held by other authorities using network services. This gives us the possibility in the near future to provide the requested public service or to analyse and make the right decision. Two wide-format monitors ensure that different data from different sources can be viewed simultaneously. The printer allows us to print plans and thematic maps in color, including in A3 format, which we could not do before.  These plans are attached to various administrative acts issued by the local public authority, allowing the geographical position of objects or processes in the content of administrative acts to be visualised.”

Rostislav Bordian, a specialist in land administration, said that the training courses on QGIS were interesting and useful, but he would like to attend more advanced courses.  “When I attended these training sessions, the groups consisted of specialists with different levels of knowledge and use of information technologies. This did not allow us to progress as much as we would have liked in the possibilities of this program. Now, unfortunately, we cannot use this technology to its full potential.  It would help us a lot if there was a center within CALM that would organize training for us, we could contact the specialists there when we have questions, etc.”

Rostislav Bordian also says that most of the computers in the municipality are outdated, they load very slowly, even the municipality’s e-mail is hard to open. “But I manage very quickly to do what I want, to get the information I need, the computer I have received has a very large operating memory, which makes the work process easier. The printer helps us to print even from the e-Cadastre register certain images to explain to the citizen what the situation really is, in case he doesn’t have the cadastral plan.”

According to the official, apart from computing technology, the municipalities need more young specialists. “I think that if there was an older person in my place, this person would not have been interested in dealing with something like this, which I convinced myself of in the courses I attended.”

In order to attract young people to this field, the state should provide a different system of remuneration for work or, at least, an attractive social package and programmes to integrate them into municipalities.

“Of course, if I had the opportunity, I would agree to work for other municipalities, which do not have good specialists in this field, but for this it is necessary to amend the law to provide the possibility for an official from another local public authority to perform the duties for several municipalities, with a shared work remuneration system.”