Jokowi hands out 2,000 land certificates to Yogyakarta residents

Jokowi hands out 2,000  land certificates to Yogyakarta residents

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) distributed two thousand land certificates in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, on January 31, 2020. (Foto ANTARA/Sutarmi/h-fdh))

"We advise to use these certificates to improve family welfare
Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) distributed two thousand land certificates to residents in five districts and cities in the Special Autonomous Province of Yogyakarta that participated in the Complete Systematic Land Registration Program.

Based on data of the Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial Planning (ATR), of the total 2.4 million plots of land in Yogyakarta, 1.7 million plots were certified until late 2017.

The total land certificates distributed by Jokowi comprised 550 certificates for the Kulon Progo District, 400 certificates for Sleman, 600 certificates for Bantul, 400 certificates for Gunung Kidul, and 50 certificates for Yogyakarta City.

President Jokowi was accompanied by State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning Sjofian Djalil, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wisnutama Kusubandio, and Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono (HB) X.

"We advise to use these certificates to improve family welfare," President Jokowi remarked while addressing the recipients of land certificates during a ceremony held at the Kulon Progo Cultural Park, Margosari Village, Pengasih Sub-district, Kulon Progo District, on Friday.

The head of state pointed out that agrarian problems in Indonesia were related to land conflicts and land disputes.

A total of 126 million plots of land should be certified. However, the 2015 data showed that only 46 million plots of land parcels were certified, thereby indicating that no certificates were issued for some 80 million plots of land, he added.

"Consequently, disputes arise among neighbors, communities against the government, and communities against the private sector. This is since 80 million plots of lands are not certified," President Jokowi stated. Related news: Jokowi distributes 2,000 land certificates in Manado
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