PLN Assets in Papua Worth Rp.19 Billion Get Certified – PT PLN (Persero) together with the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency (ATR/BPN), and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) completed the certification of 45 plots of land assets in Papua Province during 2021.

In total, the secured electricity assets are worth Rp. 19 billion, in the form of power plants, high voltage overhead transmission lines (SUTT) and substations.

In the Coordination Meeting of the Integrated Corruption Eradication Program for the Papua Region on Tuesday 23 November 2021, Syamsul Huda as the Regional Business Director for Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua and Nusa Tenggara explained that there are now 64,867 fields of land that have been certified nationally since the triangular cooperation between PLN with BPN and KPK.

Last year, this collaboration secured as many as 20,000 land certificates with an asset value of Rp 6.3 trillion. This year, PLN has received more than 16,000 additional land certificates around Indonesia. This acquisition, continued Huda, will continue to grow until the end of the year.

One of KPK leaders, Alexander Marwata considered that this collaboration is very important because indeed one of the corruption cases that is rife is the assets problems. This happens because of the arrangement of assets. Alex assessed that PLN’s quick action in securing these assets was very necessary.

“So, with this collaboration, we prioritize PLN because the ratio of certified assets is still low, but the assets are very large. This certification process is important as a legal protection because it is very vulnerable if land assets do not have a valid legal basis. Moreover, PLN’s business processes have a very important role in providing electricity supply for the community, so we take innovative steps to accelerate the certification process for PLN’s assets,” said Alex.

A Head of the Papua Province BPN Regional Office, John Wicklif Aufa explained, BPN fully supports the cooperation between PLN and the KPK in securing land assets for electricity infrastructure.

“BPN cannot work alone, but requires synergy to jointly develop Papua. In the future, we need discretion from the central and local governments in order to save assets in forest areas because many fileds  of land owned by the state have not been certified. For a better Indonesia, BPN is ready to serve,” said John.

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