JAKARTA, Dec. 13, 2018 (Local News) -Indonesia’s government on Tuesday launched a more detailed map of land use aimed at resolving overlapping claims in the vast archipelago, including in forest areas, three years later than was initially planned.
Jakarta hopes the new map, on a scale of 1:50,000 compared with a previous map on a 1:250,000 scale, will reduce chances of dispute over the issue of permits for mining, plantation and forest conservation.
The making of the map – initially due to have been completed by 2015 – had faced obstacles due to “too many fears and worries because of many interests”, President Joko Widodo said at an event to mark the map’s launch. (https://reut.rs/2EeFsje)
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