President Jokowi Distributes 6,000 Land Certificates in Riau
On his working visit in Riau Province, President Joko Jokowi Widodo personally distributed land certificates to 12 residents representing 6,000 recipients from Pekanbaru City, Indragiri Hilir, Siak, dan Pelalawan. This event took place at the official residence of Governor of Riaus yard, Saturday (15/12).
President Jokowi went on to say that the distribution of land certificates is important to prevent more land disputes and he will continue to provide the certificates to the people as a proof of their land ownership.
According to the President, there are still many people who do not have land certificates to prove their land ownership. In 2014, of the 126 million land certificates that had to be given to the people, only 46 million had been distributed to the people, he said.
Based on that, in recent years President Jokowi instructed related officials to accelerate the process of land certificate issuance in order to be able to catch up and at the same time reduce the issue of land disputes. 7 million certificates must be issued this year, he added.
For the record, 3,000 residents received Complete Systematic Land Registration (PTSL) certificates. Meanwhile, the remaining half were certificates under the mechanism of Land Objects for Agrarian Reform (TORA). In 2018, the Government has issued 154,280 land certificates of PTSL program in 12 cities/regency totaling 154,280 plots of land.
On that occasion, the Government issued certificates for 19,336 plots of land in Pelalawan Regency; 16,979 plots of land in Rokan Hulu Regency; and 15,210 plots of land in Kampar Regency. In the meantime, for the TORA program in Riau Province in 2018, the Government has distributed land management rights for 2,261 plots of land in Indragiri Hilir Regency and 4,000 plots of land in Siak Regency. (BPMI/EN)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Mia Medyana