Indonesia, ROK Sign MoU on Fishing Crew Placement, Protection in Korea
In a bid to further empower productive age people, Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah Tuesday (03/22) announced the Government is set to expand job opportunities for professional workers in Republic of Korea.
“The plan is an effort by the Government to reduce unemployment and to promote the empowerment of productive workforces,” Ida said after hosting Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to Republic of Korea Gandi Sulistiyanto in her office, Jakarta.
According to the Minister, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea in May 2021 signed an MoU on cooperation in the sector of labor and labor relations for fishing crews working on fishing vessels with Republic of Korea’s flag.
“The MoU is a G-to-G (government-to-government) collaboration in the Indonesian fishing crews’ placement and protection in Republic of Korea under the Foreign Seafarer System,” she said.
On the occasion, Ida also stated that her Ministry is currently developing an online app service for worker overseas placement, especially to countries that already have an MoU with Indonesia.
“The service mechanism will be adjusted based on the business process that has been agreed upon by the two countries so that data collection is more accurate and accountable and can facilitate the monitoring and supervision of Indonesian migrant workers (PMI),” the Minister said.
Ida also expressed hope that the MoU can expand job opportunities for Indonesian citizens in Republic of Korea and boost the exchange of skills and knowledge between the two countries.
“This can be a good input for the Indonesian Government in assessing the placement and protection of Indonesian professional workers in Republic of Korea,” she remarked. (Ministry of Manpower PR/UN) (GWH/EP)