As many as 445 Cidadap Residents Have Free Land Certificates Through PTSL
The Bandung City Government (Pemkot) and the Bandung City National Land Agency (BPN) handed over land certificates to 455 Cidadap residents through the Complete Systematic Land Registration (PTSL) program.
The dream of Cidadap residents to have free land certificates has come true today. Right on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the Cipaku Eco Bambu Hotel, the Bandung City Government and the Bandung City National Land Agency (BPN) handed over land certificates to 455 Cidadap residents through the Complete Systematic Land Registration (PTSL) program.
In this handover activity, BPN Bandung City launched PTSL for three sub-districts in Cidadap District, namely Ciumbuleuit, Ledeng, and Hegarmanah Villages. A total of 20 residents became representatives to receive land certificates in this event.
In this activity, Plt. Mayor of Bandung, Yana Mulyana explained the importance of certificates as legal evidence of land ownership.
"When the community already has a certificate of ownership of the land they occupied, and they want to send their land certificate to school as an effort to recover the economy, the banking process will certainly be easier," said Yana.
Yana hopes that, through this PTSL program, all land parcels in the City of Bandung can be certified quickly and easily.
"With this program, we can try to help the community to have a free certificate. The principle of justice and the principle of legal certainty overall land parcels in the city of Bandung hopefully can be realized," said Yana.
In line with Yana's expectations, Head of Bandung City BPN, Andi Kadandio Alepuddin, said that through the PTSL program, 95 percent of Bandung residents already have certificates.
To increase this number, Andi added, BPN will carry out a bottom-up strategy in coordinating with relevant stakeholders.
"In 2022, we will try the button-up method. People just need to report to the RT, RW, and kelurahan to coordinate with us. Later, the data from each RT and RW will be verified with the data we have," said Andi.
Andi added that the target in 2022 is that the BPN and the Bandung City Government can certify the remaining 1,500-2,000 lands that have not been certified. One way is through the Touch My Land application.
Through this application, the public can find out all information about the land, such as the requirements for obtaining certificates, applying for land plots, and monitoring the progress of their land certificates.
"This is an effort by BPN to be closer to the community. This application is also a form of education on the importance of having land certificates," added Andi.
Andi explained that normally people would only go to BPN if they wanted to 'school' their land or when there was a land dispute.
"Even though the land is our intention. With the certificate of land owned by the community, it is possible to avoid the case of the land mafia which has been busy lately," Andi explained.
This was also conveyed by the Head of the Cidadap sub-district, Hilda Hendrawan. Hilda admits that there are still many people who do not understand the importance of having a land certificate.
"Many of our residents still feel that it is enough with the SPPT PBB to have land ownership rights. SPPT is not proof of land ownership," admitted Hilda.
One of the residents who has lived in an uncertified house for 60 years is Ngatmini. A middle-aged woman who is also one of the recipients of PTSL. After the handover took place, he gripped the land certificate which he now officially owns.
Ngatmini said that all this time he only had ordinary documents to prove the ownership of the land in his house.
"Just making the land certificate now. In the past, I only had the usual documents, but it was complete with the tax documents," said Ngatmini.
It didn't take long, Ngatmini said if he only needed less than three months until his land certificate was completed.
"Not long, less than three months, it's finished. Thank God it's free too," he said.
Ngatmini admitted that he received information from his neighbors about the free PTSL program. Finally, Ngatmini also registered the certification for his 46 square meter house. This is where Ngatmini lives with her children and grandchildren.
"My son works as a motorcycle taxi driver. If I pay for the certificate, I don't know where the money will come from. I can only say thank you, I have been helped to make a certificate. May God rewards you with lots of sustenance," he said. (din)**