The President of the Survey and Land Registration Bureau His Excellency Shaikh Salman bin Abdulla Al Khalifa stressed the need to continue to harness modern technologies and the use of electronic and advanced systems and applications to provide better, faster and more efficient real-estate-related services to customers through various electronic channels. His Excellency added that the launching of the “electronic/ online land survey requests” service comes as an addition to the electronic services that SLRB provides to real estate sector stakeholders including individuals, institutions and companies, to facilitate the procession of their transactions. These services will reflect positively on attracting more investments to the Kingdom of Bahrain in line with the economic vision 2030.
These comments came during the launch by His Excellency of the "Electronic Online Land Survey Services System” in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Ali Al-Qaed, Chief Executive Officer of the Information and e-Government Authority (iGA), in his office in the SLRB Building, Seef District, His Excellency Shaikh Salman added that the electronic system aims to simplify the procedures for the processing of land survey transactions. Individuals and companies can electronically submit requests online for the issuance of survey certificates without the need to visit the offices the Land Survey Directorate. An applicant will be able to check the status of his application 24 hours a day through the SLRB’s website. His Excellency praised the support that iGA extends to the efforts of government ministries and agencies in streamlining their services through the use of all available electronic channels to achieve maximum benefits from advanced technologies in various national projects and initiatives.
For his part, Mr. Mohamed Al-Qaed, Chief Executive Officer of the Information and E-Government Authority, stressed the importance of the real estate sector as one of the most important pillars of economic development. It attracts foreign investments through continuous improvements in work procedures, laws and legislation as well as the offering of electronic services. Al Qaed praised the keen interest and commitment of the President of SLRB to promote electronic transformation by providing more and more electronic services to citizens and residents to save their time and efforts.
The “electronic/ online land survey requests” service is the latest addition to a host of electronic services designed to reduce time and costs. An electronic land survey request may be submitted online through the national e-government portal Bahrain.bh. The portal provides a number of features and benefits to customers, including the ability to inquire about the status of the request, paying the fees online and receiving SMS or email notifications on the status/ progress of the request. The electronic/ online service also gives customers the option to receive the documents of the completed transactions via the Bahrain Post Service instead of collecting them by hand from the SLRB office.
The electronic system aims to ensure smooth and more efficient processing of received applications. This will lead to a reduction in the use of paper. Communication with the applicant will also be through electronic channels, again without the use of paper.
today of the system comes after a trial period that began in February 2019 an resulted in making a number of improvements to the system to ensure its effectiveness. The system now covers about 40% of the work of the Survey Directorate which relates to survey certificates as a first stage. The second stage, which represents 60% of the project and relates to the issuance of survey maps, will be implemented in due course.
The launch was attended by the CEO of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Director General of Survey Directorate Eng. Naji Sabt, Acting Executive Vice President of the Electronic Transformation at the Authority Dr. Zakaria Ahmed Al Khaja and senior officials of the SLRB and RERA.