President Jokowi: Gov’t to Speed up Land Certification

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 26 September 2018
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President Jokowi counting the certification of land that has been handed to the people, at ICE BSD, Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten, Wednesday (9/26). (Photo: Deni S/Public Relations)

President Jokowi counting the certification of land that has been handed to the people, at ICE BSD, Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten, Wednesday (9/26). (Photo: Deni S/Public Relations)

The Government is determined to accelerate land certification because of many disputes and conflicts among the people who do not have legal evidence of their land ownership, according to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo.

“In 2015, 126 million parcels of land that should have been certified, but the fact is, only 46 million parcels of land that were certified, and the other 80 million parcels of land have not been certified yet,” President Jokowi said in his remarks while handing over 10,000 land certificates to residents in South Tangerang city and Tangerang Regency at ICE BSD, Serpong, Banten, Wednesday (9/26).

In 2017, the President added, the Government distributed 5 million certificates and the Government aims to distribute 7 million certificates this year and 9 million certificates next year.

“But making land certificates from Sabang to Merauke, from Miangas to Rote Island needs a big effort, but I will continue to increase the targets,” President Jokowi said.

On that occasion, President Jokowi also reminded residents who received the land certificates to use them well, whether they want to keep it or use it to loan money from the bank. “My advice is, if you choose to use the certificate for loan at the bank, you need to calculate it carefully so that it will bring benefits to your families,” President Jokowi said.

In the meantime, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Agency (BPN) Sofyan Djalil reported that from 3.9 million parcels of land in Banten province, there are 56 percent that have been registered and certified.

“According to the President’s instruction, our target is for Banten to finish land certification no later than 2023.” Sofyan said, adding that this year Banten Province gets the allocation of 400 thousand certificates, in which 130 thousand certificates are finished. Meanwhile, 10,000 certificates have been submitted by President Jokowi at ICE BSD, he said.

For the record, the event was attended by around 10,000 certificate recipients from Tangerang district and South Tangerang City. This year, the Government will hand over 70,200 land certificates in Tangerang Regency and 70,300 land certificates in South Tangerang.

Present at this event were Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Agency (BPN) Sofyan Djalil, Governor of Banten Wahidin Halim, Mayor of South Tangerang Airin Rahma Diany, and Regent of Tangerang A.Zaki Iskandar.(DND/DNS/ES)(HYP/EP/Naster)

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