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Jakarta Post

Indonesia to deal with last part of One Map Policy

  • Anton Hermansyah
    Anton Hermansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 5, 2018   /   08:30 pm
Indonesia to deal with last part of One Map Policy President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo poses with a motorbike on May 10, 2017 as he prepares to get a first-hand look at the proposed trans-Papua highway. (AFP/Indonesian Presidential Palace)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday that the Indonesian government was now dealing with the last part of One Map Policy by focusing on mapping Papua, Maluku and Java in 2018.

In 2016, the government started work on the Kalimantan map, and the following year, started to deal with the Sumatra, Sulawesi, Bali and Nusa Tenggara map.

The President said the map reference was expected to be completed in 2019.

"In 2018, we will focus on the map of Papua, Maluku and Java so the One Map Policy is expected to be completed in 2019," he said during a Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace.

He said the work to arrange the program started in Kalimantan due to severe land problems on the island.

On the island, there were 4 million hectares of oil palm plantations that were believed to occupy forest land, making it difficult for the government to issue the permit, the President said.

For Papua, the President gave guidance that the map should consider ancestral land precisely, as it frequently sparked problems in the province.

The program refers to Presidential Regulation No. 9/2016 on the acceleration for the implementation of the One Map Policy.

Among expected benefits of the program include facilitating the creation of the spatial policy, the resolution of land disputes, the acceleration of development in the regions and the acceleration of land permit issuance for businesses. (bbn)