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Jakarta Post

House set to pass long-awaited land acquisition bill this week

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 12 2011   /  09:00 am

After months of deliberation, the House of Representatives expects to pass the long-awaited land acquisition bill later this week, a legal instrument that is expected to solve a long process involving land acquisition, a legislator said.

“We will meet with the government for the final decision on Wednesday and hopefully we can pass it during the plenary session on Friday,” the bill’s special committee (Panja) deputy chief, Taufik Hidayat, told The Jakarta Post in a telephone interview on Sunday.

He said the committee still needed to make the content and the wording of the bill congruous before forwarding it to the House’s plenary session for final approval.

The House of Representatives had earlier expected to pass the bill in July or September at the latest, but failed to meet the scheduled time frame.

Committee member Nasir Jamil said that despite ...