President Jokowi: Land Certificate Will Prevent Land Dispute
Date 4 November 2018
The Government accelerates the process of land certification to eliminate land dispute, according to President Joko Jokowi Widodo.
“(Land certification) aims to eliminate land dispute” President Jokowi said when handing over 6,000 land certificates to residents of Tangerang at Alam Sutera Mall, Tangerang, Sunday (4/11).
The President said that land dispute makes him sad. “There are land disputes between neighbors, between the people and the Government, or between the people and the company,” he said, adding that these disputes do not only occur in Java but also in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Papua, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara and other places.
According to the President, land dispute can easily lead into conflict and land certificate will prevent such dispute since the name and address of legal holder of the land is clearly written.
“The name and the address are there. If you hold legal evidence of your land, there will be no land dispute,” President Jokowi further said, adding that he also reminded the land certificate holder to keep their certificate well by covering it with plastic.
“Don’t forget to copy the certificate. If the certificate is lost, you have the copy to claim your certificate at the BPN office,” the President said.
Also present during the event were Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/ Head of the National Land Agency (BPN) Sofyan Djalil, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, and Governor of Banten Wahidin Halim.
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Mia Medyana