The Registro Nacional is setting up a private communication network with itself and 61 municipalities so that local officials have access to the property maps and data contained in the Zapote agency.
The $640,000 project is expected to be in operation in May under the auspices of the Instituto de Fomento y Asesoría Municipal.
This project has been in the planning since 2002, officials said. The project is part of the decentralization effort undertaking by the central government and the modernization of municipal records, officials said.
The Registro, where all property records are kept, already is online and can be reached via the Internet. The new system promises greater security, officials said. The 61 municipalities involved are those that have the bulk of their territory reduced to property maps.