Coordinating Minister Asks Gov’t Agencies to Implement Presidential Instruction on Cross-Border Posts

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 28 Januari 2019
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Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto delivers his remarks at the 2019 Coordination Meeting on State Border Management Control in Jakarta, Monday (28/1).

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto delivers his remarks at the 2019 Coordination Meeting on State Border Management Control in Jakarta, Monday (28/1).

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto asked Provincial Governments and Regency/Municipality Governments, as well as related Government Ministries and Agencies to implement Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Number 1 of 2019 on the Construction of 11 Cross-Border Posts (PLBN).

“Government Ministries/Agencies should provide the best personnel for CIQSN (Custom, Immigration, Quarantine, and Security) functions at the PLBN,” Wiranto said during the 2019 Coordination Meeting on State Border Management Control in Jakarta, Monday (28/1).

For the record, the Government is about to build eleven PLBN in 5 provinces, namely Riau Islands, West Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, East Nusa Tenggara, and Papua.

“With the end of the RPJMN (National Medium-Term Development Plan) and the State Border Management Master Plan for 2015-2019, the implementation of development activities at the border areas should be optimized in accordance with the 2019 National Border Action Plan and under the coordination of the National Agency for Border Management (BNPP),” Wiranto said.

Wiranto went on to say that the deployment of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) to state border security posts should be supported by adequate facilities and infrastructure. He added that the Government agencies involved in securing border areas should improve their coordination and synergy, including the coordination among members of Regional Intelligence Community (Kominda) in an integrated manner to detect and prevent any threat.

“In an effort to uphold the sovereignty of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI), there is a need to continue the maintenance of border stones through IRM (investigation, refining, maintenance) and Pre-IRM activities. Then, in order to support efforts to set national borders, there is a need for an integrated management of documents and information of the borders,” Wiranto said.

In the meantime, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, who is also the Head of the BNPP, stated that the Government has issued Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Number 1 of 2019 on the Acceleration of the Development of 11 Integrated Cross-Border Posts (PLBN) and Supporting Infrastructure Facilities in Border Areas.

He asked Governors and Regents/Mayors in 5 Provinces to coordinate and provide facilities for the PLBN development, including coordination and land preparation, transfer or asset grants, accelerating licensing process, and providing facilitates of its development.

For the record, the eleven PLBN are Integrated PLBN of Serasan, Serasan District, Natuna Regency, Riau; Integrated PLBN of Jagoi Babang, Jagoi Babang District, Bengkayang Regency, West Kalimantan; Integrated PLBN of Sei Kelik, Ketungau Hulu District, Sintang Regency, West Kalimantan; Integrated PLBN of Sei Nyamuk, North Sebatik District, Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan; Integrated PLBN of Labang, Lumbis Ogong District, Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan; Integrated PLBN of Long Midang, Krayan District, Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan;  Integrated PLBN of Long Nawang, Kayan Hulu District, Malinau Regency, North Kalimantan; Integrated PLBN of Oepoli, East Amfoang District, Kupang Regency, East Nusa Tenggara; Integrated PLBN of  Napan, North Bikomi District, North Central Timor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara; Integrated PLBN of Sota, Sota District, Merauke Regency, Papua; and Integrated PLBN of Yetetkun, Ninati District, Bovel Digul Regency, Papua.

Presidential Instruction Number 1 of 2019 is addressed to: 1. Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs; 2. Minister of Home Affairs; 3. Minister of Defense; 4. Minister of Law and Human Rights; 5. Minister of Finance; 6. Minister of Health; 7. Minister of Trade; 8. Minister of Energy and Mineral Recourses; 9. Minister of Public Works and Public Housing; 10. Minister of Transportation; 11. Minister of Communication and Informatics; 12. Minister of Agriculture; 13. Minister of the Environment and Forestry; 14. Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries; 15. Minister of Village, Development of Underdeveloped Regions and Transmigration; 16. Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency (BPN).

Other government officials addressed by the Presidential Instruction are: 17. Minister of National Development Planning/Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas); 18. Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI); 19. Chief of the Indonesian National Police (Polri); 20. Head of the National Agency for Border Management (BNPP); 21. Governor of Riau; 22. Governor of West Kalimantan; 23. Governor of North Kalimantan; 24. Governor of East Nusa Tenggara; 25. Governor of Papua; 26. Regent of Natuna; 27. Regent of Bengkayang; 28. Regent of Sintang ; 29. Regent of Nunukan; 30. Regent of Malinau; 31. Regent of Kupang; 32. Regent of North Central Timor; 33. Regent of Merauke; and 34. Regent of Boven Digul. (Humas Kemenko Polhukam/ES)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani

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