One Map Policy Aims to Prevent Land Disputes, President Jokowi Says
The Indonesian Government since 2016 has taken measures to accelerate the implementation of the One Map Policy that aims to synchronize, integrate, and compile different geospatial information on every island, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.
“I have received reports that the One Map Policy acceleration team has succeeded in compiling 84 thematic maps from the target of 85,” President Jokowi said in his introductory remarks at the Limited Cabinet Meeting on the One Map Policy at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (6/2).
According to the President, one thematic map that has not been compiled, which is a map of village or sub district administrative boundaries, is targeted for completion in December this year.
“After the compilation is completed, we will focus on identifying and resolving overlapping geospatial information issues that occur in various regions,” he added.
President Jokowi also ordered that the access of information generated from the One Map Policy is available in one portal so that all ministries, government agencies, and regional governments can obtain the same information.
The portal, the President continued, aims to prevent data discrepancy so that various problems related to spatial policies in the country will no longer occur.
“I have ordered ministries, government agencies, and regional government to collaborate in resolving land disputes both inside and outside the forest areas,” President Jokowi said, adding that there are around 77.3 million hectares or 40.6 percent of Indonesia’s total area is on dispute.
“In case the legal umbrella is needed to resolve the dispute, we will prepare it immediately,” the President said. (FID/EN)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Reviewed by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas