Establishing Addresses and Property Register in Kosovo

A functioning property register is necessary for social and economic development in Kosovo: It helps to secure investments in real estate, facilitates foreign investment, allows for loans secured by real estate and is essential for sustainable land management.

| Lipjan and Vushtrri

During a meeting hosted by municipalities of Lipjan and Vushtrri on May 23rd-24th the Kosovo Cadastral Agency, Helge Onsrud, Director for International Services of the Norwegian Mapping Authority, and Norwegian Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad marked the inauguration of two street-signs in Lipjan and in Vushtrri.


Helge Onsrud and Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad in front of the newly inaugurated “Helge Onsrud” street in Vushtrri

The last years, the Norwegian assistance has concentrated on bringing in place a modern property register. The Norwegian Mapping Authority has also supported a new address system for Kosovo ensuring that all citizens and businesses have a unique road address. The Norwegian Mapping Authority has also focused on building skills and capacity within and outside of KCA, so that the IT solutions are sustainable when aid from Norway is phased out.

The Mayors of Lipjan and Vushtrri received a mailbox as gift from Norway – celebrating facilitation of mail delivery by putting in place proper addresses