Jayapura, Jubi – Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning / Head of National Land Agency of the Republic of Indonesia, Ferry Mursyidan Baldan said the communal rights to land exist in Papua.
He stated when meeting with the government of Papua Province in the context of socialization of the Land Acquisition Act in Jayapura on last week.
He said the government has issued a regulation on communal rights. Definition of communal rights based on Agricultural and Spatial regulation No. 9 of 2015 is the common property of land a customary law community or collective ownership rights over the land given to the people who are in forests or plantations.
This regulation is to recognize and respect for indigenous rights. ” The land rights are in Papua,” he said again.
He explained if later the government of Papua feel there are things that need to be elaborated or add, he allows it as Papua applies Special Autonomy Law.
He added, in the context of the norm, it is necessary to strengthen the provision of communal rights in Papua.
The regulation issued is to help and develop the province of Papua regarding to the communal rights of land in Papua. (Alexander Loen)