President distributes thousands of land certificates to Balinese people

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) – President Joko Widodo has distributed 5,903 land certificates to the people of Bali Province to avoid dispute on land ownership.

“We planned to distribute 200 thousand land certificates to the people of Bali. Bali is the fastest region that will finish the distribution of certificates in 2019,” Widodo said here on Friday.

The president visited Bali as part of a working visit on Friday.

The government noted that there are 126 million plots of land that must be certificated.

Currently, the government has distributed 46 million land certificates, Jokowi stated.

Widodo remarked that many land disputes occur as the owner does not possess the land certificate.

He asked the people to maintain the certificates to avoid damage.

The president remarked that people must be careful about using the certificate as a collateral to obtain financial assistance.

“People should calculate the bank interest if they want to use the certificate as the collateral,” he remarked.

The governments target for distributing the land certificate in 2017 has been set at 5 million certificates.

Meanwhile, Widodo revealed that the government will increase the distribution target of certificates to 7 million in 2018 and 9 million in 2019.

Source: Antara News