The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Mapping Agency (Statens Kartverk) have concluded an agreement for financial aid for the Balkan countries (Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro) with the goal of improving the access to updated geographic information and to basic registers, for the period October 2017 – October 2020, in the total amount of NOK 47,410,000.00 (forty-seven million four hundred and ten thousand Norwegian krones).
With this agreement, the Government of Norway, through the Norwegian Mapping Agency (Statens Kartverk), supports the countries from the region in the process of obtaining updated geographic information in digital form, available via the Internet both to the public and the private sector, for the purpose of mitigating the effects of climate change.
The grant agreement states that individual agreements on institutional cooperation will be concluded between the Norwegian Mapping Agency and each of the partner institutions in the region.
Within this cooperation, the Agency for Real Estate Cadaster applied with the project “Creating digital terrain data necessary to mitigate the risks of floods, monitoring floods and acting in situations involving floods, as well as reducing the costs of infrastructure projects and improving the protection of the environment, supervision and spatial planning)”.
The purpose of the project is to establish a digital model of the terrain of the Republic of Macedonia and building capacities in the Agency for Real Estate Cadaster for keeping and distributing the digital terrain data. The planned project outcomes are:
- Delivered and approved digital terrain model for 1/3 of the territory of the Republic of Macedonia, and
- Established institutional capacity in the Agency for Real Estate Cadaster for keeping and distributing the terrain data.