Local July 24, 2013 | 9:18 am

Surveyors picket Land Court, cry corruption

Santo Domingo.- Dozens of surveyors members of the Dominican Surveyors Guild (ASODAGRIM) on Tuesday protested outside the Supreme Court and the Land Court Jurisdiction to demand an end to the nepotism, corruption, and the abuse they say are subjected to, by the Property Jurisdiction , especially the regional Cadaster agencies.

ASODAGRIM president Manuel Arias listed a number of irregularities, he says affect the agencies in charge of real estate jurisdiction.

He said most of the personnel being recruited for those departments lack academic training, with little or no professional experience and that the procedures to review cases are incomplete and lack technical rigor.

Arias complained of a “slow, complicated and cumbersome” process to register surveys, and even to the extent that a surveyor or their assistant has to spend as long as eight hours to file a simple request authorizing a cadastral operation.

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