No more land acquisition problems next year

The government is hoping that the implementation of a law on land procurement for public infrastructure next year will be able to ease land acquisition problems that have delayed major infrastructure projects, including the US$4-billion Batang power plant in Central Java.

Deputy Public Works Minister Hermanto Dardak said in Jakarta on Tuesday that he hoped there would be no resistance from the public because the implementation of Law No. 2/2012 on land procurement for public infrastructure would give certainty not only to land owners but also to investors of infrastructure projects.

“The law gives certainty to private firms willing to invest in the country’s infrastructure projects,” he said, adding that the law would be fully enforced in January 2015.

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Posted August 21, 2014 by repit in News

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