Nusron is Committed to Helping Indonesian Migrant Workers, Franky to Simplifying Permit Systems for Investment

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Date 1 Desember 2014
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Nusron is Committed to Helping Indonesian Migrant Workers, Franky to Simplifying Permit Systems for Investment

The Head of the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) Nusron Wahid said that under his leadership, BNP2TKI will build early detection system to strengthen protection for Indonesian migrant workers.

“So far, we often act hastily, taken by surprised if Indonesian migrant workers face problems, while the problems must’ve been anticipated long before,” Nusron told journalists after being inaugurated by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in the State Palace Jakarta on Thursday afternoon (27/11).

Nusron stated that the early detection system can be used to monitor quickly the day-to-day conditions of Indonesian migrant workers who work overseas.

“Then, we can know for sure whether they are in good condition, whether they are productive, or whether they are well paid,” Nusron explained and stated that the early detection system will be based on digital technology.

Furthermore, Nusron declared that BNP2TKI will make significant changes in the procedures for placing Indonesian Migrant Workers.

“Presently, as we already know, Indonesian migrant workers who are leaving to work overseas must face miserable condition. Before leaving, they have to come to 22 counters,” Nusron told and stated that presently, Indonesian migrant workers must wait very long and spend a lot of money to get the jobs overseas.

“We expect that all Indonesian migrant workers will not face any difficulties in their departures, will not need to spend a lot of money on permits, will be very highly paid, will send a lot of money to their families without any difficulties, and will be sound and healthy when they come home to their hometowns,” Nusron added.

Nusron also expressed his wishes that Indonesian migrant workers who have come home to their hometowns will never work overseas again. Instead, they are expected to work at home as entrepreneurs, or work in formal sectors, or adopt the technology and the working cultures in the places where they had worked previously, to advance this country and its people.

Six Months

Meanwhile, the Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Franky Sibarani said that under his leadership, BKPM will endeavor to integrate permit systems for investment.

“Permit systems should be integrated not only between the ministries and the state institutions in the central government but also between the central government and the regional governments. I believe that the focus of investment will be focused very much on the regions,” Franky said to journalists after being inaugurated as the Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) by President Jokowi in the State Palace Jakarta on Thursday afternoon (27/11).

Franky expected that in the next 6 months, the integration of permit systems should’ve been well settled. “We will coordinate with two Coordinating Ministries (Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs and Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs). It means that everyone will endeavor to achieve consolidation and to focus on how we must accelerate the creation of one stop services,” Franky stated.

Franky believes strongly that by reorganizing permit systems, we have indirectly attracted investors to make investment in Indonesia. He mentioned that previously, permit systems consisted mainly of three stages, namely principal permits, construction permits, and production permits.

“Now, it’s the time for us to transform the construction permits into one stop service, as President has directed us. For that reason, BKPM will play the roles in accelerating and simplifying its processes and making the processes more transparent and integrated,” Franky explained. (Humas Setkab/ES)

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