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Jakarta Post

Govt to speed up land certification completion

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 13 2018   /  12:34 am

The government will speed up land certification and redistribution two years faster than initially planned to help close the economic disparity gap, as the policy is a means for those in lower economic groups to climb the ladder.Although the completion was behind target last year, the government remained upbeat that the program would be completed by 2023 from the initial target of 2025, said Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister and National Land Agency (BPN) head Sofyan Djalil recently. Since 1981, land certification has been carried out through the Agrarian National Operation Project (PRONA), where there are 126 million hectares of uncertified land. However, at the end of 2016, only 46 million ha out of 126 million had been certified.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has intensified the land certification and redistribution program, demanding 5 million ha to be certified in 2017, 7 m...