Govt Distributes 5,083 Land Certificates in Samarinda
The Indonesian Government continues to accelerate the distribution of land certificates to prevent land disputes, according to President Joko Jokowi Widodo.
“In 2015, after 73 years of our independence, only 46 million out of 126 million parcels of land have been certified. There were remaining 80 million parcels of land that must be certified. President Jokowi said after handing over 5,083 land certificates at the Sempaja Stadium, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Thursday (10/25).
Therefore, starting in 2015 the President instructed the Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning / Head of the National Land Agency (BPN) to accelerate the land certification. As a result, 5 million certificates have been completed last year.
For 2018, the Government targets 7 million certificates to be distributed to the public. As for next year, the Government’s target is 9 million certificates.
President Jokowi hopes that after the people have certificate as proof of legal rights of their land, the disputes can be reduced.
To the recipients of the certificates, the President advised them to keep the certificate properly, and if they want to use the certificate as bank collateral, they have to carefully calculate the loan.
Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning / Head of BPN Sofyan Djalil reported that there were 26,037 certificates distributed to the recipients from 13 regencies/cities in East Kalimantan and North Kalimantan.
Also present during the event were First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning / Head of BPN Sofyan Djalil, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Governor of East Kalimantan Isran Noor, and Mayor of Samarinda Syaharie Jaang.
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani