Govt to Relocate Earthquake Survivors on Abandoned Lands
Date 21 April 2019
Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency (BPN) Sofyan A. Djalil on Friday (19/4) reviewed the location of abandoned land to relocate the 2018 earthquake survivors in Palu, Sigi, and Donggala, Central Sulawesi.
The relocation will be carried out by utilizing the 900,000 meter square of former HGU (Building Rights Title) land of PT Lembah Palu Nagoya which was stipulated as abandoned land through Letter Number 1107/72/VIII/2012 of the Proposed Neglected Land Stipulation on August 15, 2012, located in Tondo Village.
The other location is in Pombewe Village which is a 3,620,000 meter square of former HGU (Cultivation Rights Title) land of PT Hasfarm Holtikultura Sulawesi stipulated through the Proposed Neglected Land Stipulation according to Letter Number 1223/72/IX/2012.
“We solve the problems to prepare permanent housing from Tzu Chi Foundation for the earthquake survivors,” Sofyan said in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Friday (19/4).
Sofyan further said that the abandoned land would have more merit if it were used to build permanent houses and public facilities for the survivors.
For this reason, he added, the Government continues to commit and strives to reduce the imbalance of land ownership and possession, one of which is by controlling and utilizing abandoned lands, both land with the title of HGU, HGB, Use Rights, and Management Rights, which have expired or are not utilized.
In accordance with Article 2 of Government Regulation Number 11 of 2010, abandoned land is land that has been granted rights by the state in the form of Ownership Rights, Cultivation Rights, Building Utilization Rights, Use Rights and Management Rights, or the basis for control over land that is not cultivated not used, or not utilized in accordance with the circumstances or the nature and purpose of granting rights or basic tenure so that the land becomes state land again. (Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/BPN Public Relations/ES)
Translated by : Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas