Cabinet Secretary Launches Web, App Dedicated for Gov’t Translators and Interpreters
Date 14 Juli 2020
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung on Tuesday (14/7) at the office of Cabinet Secretariat in Jakarta, launched a web and an app dedicated for Indonesian Government translators and interpreters (known as “Functional Official of Translators/Interpreters” or PFP).
“Alhamdulillah, Congratulations on the launching of JFP (functional translator position) web and app. We are proud to announce that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Cabinet Secretariat continues to innovate and contribute for the nation and the state,” Pramono said.
Cabinet Secretary also pointed out that the nation will face increasingly complex challenges in the future and competition among nations and individuals will be fierce.
“Translators play a very important role in many sectors in the future. Likewise, translators must continue to be responsive to the times and not to be trapped in a comfort zone nor feel bored. They must also continue to learn and provide the best for the nation and the state,” he said.
Cabinet Secretary also expressed hope that the web and the app will further boost productivity and quality of those translators and interpreters.
Meanwhile, Deputy to Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support Thanon Aria Dewangga reported that the launching of the web and the app is an initiative from Cabinet Secretariat and is fully supported by Ministry of Communications and Informatics’ Telecommunications and Information Accessibility Agency (BAKTI).
“There are 203 Functional Official of Translators/Interpreters (PFP) nationwide listed on the app. We need to speed up measures to support the development of government translators and interpreters in our country,” he said, adding that information on those translators and interpreters was previously manually provided and digitalization is needed to make administrative process runs faster.
“Through the app and the web, government translators and interpreters can now easily obtain data and documents so they no longer need to send documents in a hard copy. A glossary is also available on the app,” he said.
For the record, the app can be downloaded for android smartphones on Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=en.go.setkab.translator and Cabinet Secretariat’s website at https://penerjemah.setkab.go.id. (FID/EN)
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas