Russian Government to extend Far Eastern Hectare and Arctic Hectare programs
The Russian Government proposed extending the duration of the Far Eastern Hectare and Arctic Hectare programs until March 1, 2023.
“Most often, people build homes, set up agricultural businesses or engage in other entrepreneurial activity. Anyone using these land plots for over five years can either privatize them or sign 49-year lease contracts. As it often happens, people started doing this before the five-year deadline expired. Many of them simply don’t have enough time. There are plans to extend the privatization or leasing of cultivated land plots until March 1, 2023,” Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin noted.
He added that the relevant bill obliged the authorities to inform participants in the Far Eastern Hectare and Arctic Hectare programmes about this by email, via personal accounts on the Government Services website or by other means.
“This notification should be received six months before the contract on using the land plot expires. These changes will help protect the rights of people who are actively developing their land plots in the Far East and other territories,” he noted.
The Prime Minister recalled that the President had emphasized the need to support people willing to work on these Arctic plots, which they now develop for over a year, he noted.
About 10,000 people applied for the program, and over 108,000 Far Eastern residents have received their hectare under the Far Eastern Hectare program, which was launched over six years ago, he added.