Jakarta: President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo has reiterated that cases of land dispute that occur across the archipelago must be immediately resolved.
President Jokowi said that during the Limited Cabinet Meeting on the Acceleration of Settlement of Land Disputes at the Presidential Office in Central Jakarta on Friday.
“I want (those problems) to be resolved as soon as possible so that the people have legal certainty,” Cabinet Secretary's website quoted President Jokowi as saying.
According to President Jokowi, if there are villages located in either private or state-owned enterprises concession areas, the concession holder must provide the village community with legal certainty.
“If the concession holder hinders the process, we will revoke their concession rights,” President Jokowi noted.
On that occasion, President Jokowi also stated that systematic steps in improving land policies and governance carried out by the National Land Agency (BPN) are already well implemented but still needs further improvements so that all land disputes that occur in every province can be resolved.
Furthermore, President Jokowi also ordered the BPN to continue the land certification for the people through the PTSL (Comprehensive Systemic Land Registration) program.
“I hope that in 2024-2025 all lands in the country are fully certified,” President Jokowi concluded.