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Government certifies only 1 million plots of land as of May

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 | The Jakarta Post

Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil said his ministry could only certify around 1 million plots of land as of May from the total target of 5 million certificates by the end of this year.

“The other 4 million certificates are still in the process,” said Sofyan in Jakarta on Tuesday as reported by kontan.co.

Previously, the minister said only Rp 1,4 trillion (US$ 104.94 million) for the certifications had been allotted in the 2017 state budget, only enough for 2 million certificates. He said his ministry required an additional Rp 2.8 trillion to achieve the government's target of 5 million certificates.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has directed the Agrarian and Spatial Planning Ministry to issue 5 million land certificates this year, 7,5 million in 2018 and 9 million in 2019, to accelerate the government’s efforts to reduce disparities between the rich and the poor.

Sofyan said his ministry was now waiting for the fund disbursement promised by Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati to certify more certificates. “Hopefully. The fund for certifying 2 million plots of land will be disbursed this month,” Sofyan added.

Source : The Jakarta Post

Reporter: The Jakarta Post
Editor: Mesti Sinaga
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