Jokowi Launches Asset Redistribution, Agrarian Reform

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi will realize a plan to redistribute assets and reform the agrarian sector in a bid to close the economic gap in the country.

    President Jokowi said that the plan was discussed with heads of state institutions, such as the House of Representatives, the People's Consultative Assembly, the Regional Representatives Council (DPD), the Supreme Court (MA), the Constitutional Court (MK), the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), and the Judicial Commission (KY).

    We will begin distributing concessions to the people, indigenous people, cooperatives, and Islamic schools, as well as distributing certificates to communities," President Jokowi said at the State Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

    Through the meeting, President Jokowi added, the government sought to raise optimism and sense of togetherness in executing the programs crafted by the government. The programs include economic equality to address issues related to social and economic gaps.

    With the programs, President Jokowi went on, people would have collaterals to gain loans from banks. Currently, the Environment and Forestry Ministry and the National Land Agency (BPN) are preparing 12.7 hectares of lands and 9 million hectares of lands, respectively, to support the program.