Ministry of Interior grants title deeds to public


The Thai Ministry of Interior has granted title deeds on 180,000 plots of land to the public in a bid to reduce social disparity and increase property values.

Ministry spokesman Chayapol Thitisak disclosed that members of the public may examine the deed-granting process to prevent the overlapping of land rights among land owners.

In 2016, the Ministry of Interior will focus on providing land for the public in southern border provinces, including 4,500 plots of land in Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat and in areas surrounding the Budo – Su-ngai Padi national park.

The Department of Land has also reduced the fee for land rights transfers from two percent to 0.01 percent to encourage the real estate sector and has extended its service hours from 8.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. for six months.