Gov’t to Make Five Ports into Free-Corruption Zones

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 8 April 2019
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President Jokowi, accompanied by Minister of Transportation and Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, inspects sea port access toll road. Photo by: Cabinet Secretariat.

President Jokowi, accompanied by Minister of Transportation and Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, inspects sea port access toll road. Photo by: Cabinet Secretariat.

The Government aims to make five sea ports in Indonesia into corruption-free zone (WBK) and Clean and Serving Bureaucracy Zone (WBBM).

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi made the statement during the opening of Working Meeting of Directorate General of Sea Transportation at Ministry of Transportation Head Office, Monday (8/4).

“Tanjung Priok has become a corruption-free zone and it has received appreciation. We aim to make other five sea ports, namely Surabaya, Semarang, Makassar, Belawan, Ambon or Sorong into free corruption zone,” the Minister said.

Budi added that a corruption-free zone status would create integrity, improve services and time delivery, and reduce complaints from other institutions and business entities.

“Sea port is a backbone of the logistics development of a country. Our logistic index shows that (Indonesia’s rank) increase from 63 to 46. That is good, but not enough. We want to carry on the reforms of transportation human capital to ensure that they make a good contribution,” he said, adding that the corruption-free ports will also increase export volumes at the ports.

“If these sea ports can provide good performance and service, God willing, they can boost investment and export in Indonesia. The increase in export volume showed that (the sea ports) have worked well. They really do maximum level of service,” the Minister said.

Budi further said that to create corruption-free zones does not need any budget allocation, and it is expected to be realized in one or two years. (BKIP Kemenhub/EN)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Mia Medyana

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