President Jokowi Issues Regulation on Maritime Coordinating Ministry

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 5 November 2019
Category: News

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut B. Pandjaitan poses for a photo after his appointment in Jakarta, Wednesday (23/10). Photo by: Rahmat/PR.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on 24 October 2019 signed Presidential Regulation Number 71 of 2019 on Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment.

The Regulation serves as a follow-up to Presidential Decree Number 113/P of 2019 on the Establishment of State Ministries and the Appointment of State Ministers for the period of 2019-2024.

The Regulation states that Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment directly reports to the President and is led by a Coordinating Minister.

“The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment is tasked of coordinating, synchronizing, and controlling government affairs in maritime and investment sectors,” article 2 of the regulation reads.

In carrying out those tasks, according to the Regulation, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment carries out the following functions:

  1. coordinating and synchronizing formulation, decision, and implementation of ministry/agency policies related to issues in maritime and investment sectors;
  2. managing and handling issues in maritime and investment sectors;
  3. coordinating task implementation, supervising, and providing administrative support to all elements of the organization within Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment;
  4. controlling national priority programs and other policies stipulated in Cabinet Meeting;
  5. solving problems that cannot be resolved among ministries/agencies and ensuring the implementation of the decision(s);
  6. managing state property/state assets which are the domain of Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment; and
  7. supervising the implementation of tasks within Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment.

The Regulation also stipulates that Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment coordinates: a. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources; b. Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing; c. Ministry of Transportation; d. Ministry of the Environment and Forestry; e. Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries; f. Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency; g. the Investment Coordinating Board; and h. other relevant agencies deemed necessary.

The Regulation also states that Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment consists of: a. Secretariat of Coordinating Ministry; b. Deputy for Maritime Sovereignty Coordination; c. Deputy for Coordination of Natural Resources and Services; d. Deputy for Infrastructure Coordination; e. Deputy for Coordination of Human Resources, Science and Technology, and Maritime Culture; f. Expert Staff for the Law of the Sea; g. Expert Staff for Maritime Socio-Anthropology; c. Expert Staff for Maritime Economics; and i. Expert Staff for Connectivity Management.

“Secretariat of Coordinating Ministry directly reports to the Coordinating Minister and is led by Secretary of Coordinating Ministry,” article 6 paragraph (1, 2) of the regulation reads.

In the meantime, the Expert Staff directly reports to the Coordinating Minister and is administratively coordinated by Secretary of Coordinating Ministry.

The Regulation also stipulates that Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment may have functional positions according to the needs, the implementation of which shall be carried out in accordance with law and regulations.

According to the Regulation, the Coordinating Minister may involve ministers and/or agency leaders outside their coordinating areas in coordinating meetings of Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment.

“The coordination by the Coordinating Minister is carried out periodically and/or at any time as needed, and determined by the Coordinating Minister,” article 28 paragraph (5, 6) of the regulation reads.

Meanwhile, to maintain the sustainability of program and budget implementation in the 2019 fiscal year, the organizational structure of Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment that has been established based on the Presidential Regulation is valid until 31 December 2019.

With the enactment of this Presidential Regulation, provisions on Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment as stipulated in Presidential Regulation Number 10 of 2015 on Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs as amended by Presidential Regulation Number 48 of 2018 are revoked and declared null and void.

“The Presidential Regulation shall apply as of the date of its promulgation,” article 39 of Presidential Regulation reads. The Regulation was promulgated by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly on 24 October 2019. (Pusdatin/ES)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas

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