Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Monday (08/01) that he expects 7 million land certificates to be issued by the end of this year, as the government wants to end land disputes in the country.
"I have set a target to issue 7 million certificates by the end of this year," Jokowi said in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, as quoted by state news agency Antara.
The president added that 65,548 certificates from the pool will be distributed among Kupang residents. The whole province is expected to receive 254,000 certificates.
Jokowi added that before he became the president, the number of certificates issued was only 500,000 a year.
"I want land disputes in Indonesia to be reduced. If everyone owns a land certificate, land seizures will not happen again," he said.
The president urged Land and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil to solve the disputes through certification.
"The number is huge. We're hoping that local governments and communities will support [us]," Sofyan said, adding that the government plans to have all land in the country certified by 2025.