BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

LAND tax arrears are estimated at $6.7 million, as of this month.

Minister of Development Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Haji Suhaimi Haji Gafar during the 14th Legislative Council meeting said that this amount was based on the Land Department’s records of 79,767 registered land grants.

“The land tax arrears are a major part of the revenue owed to the Land Department, accumulated in the last few years,” said the Minister.

A number of efforts, he added, have been made to reduce the arrears, including introducing an online collection system and advertising at the mass media, signboards, issuing notice of claim, imposing restrictions on land development application and other measures.

Implementing these initiatives, said the minister, has reduced the arrears by 32 per cent for fiscal year 2017/2018.

The Bruneian