The government of Indonesia knows that land acquisition has long been the bane of infrastructure projects. New laws and regulations were thus created to improve on the country’s system of land acquisition. One of the new policies that came out as a result was the improved consignment policy that departed from the 1996 consignment mechanism. The new and improved policy was outlined in Law No. 2/2012 on Land Procurement for Development in the Public Interest, with further elaboration contained in Government Regulation (PP) No. 30/2015 and Regulation of the Head of BPN No. 3/2007 concerning Systems and Procedures for Consignment. But it appears that even the new and improved consignment mechanism cannot truly expedite the land acquisition process.To subscribe please click here