President Jokowi : Simplify Regulations

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 22 Maret 2016
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President Joko Widodo gives directives to a number of ministers, heads of agencies, and echelon 1 officials, at the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, Jakarta, on Tuesday (24/3) morning

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo gave directives to the ministers, heads of agencies, and echelon 1 officials of ministries/institutions to work in line with the regulations.

“There are two priorities to be implemented by the Government in the next 5 years, namely deregulation and infrastructure development acceleration. These are our focus,” President Jokowi said when delivering his directives in the Government’s Working Meeting at Auditorium of Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, Jakarta, on Tuesday (22/3).

The President took an example on the results of a limited meeting on the merging of Trade Business License (SIUP) and Company Registration Certificates (TDP) last week. The President also mentioned the simplification of Hinder Ordonantie or Nuisance Ordinance (HO) and Environmental Impact Analysis (Amdal) due to their similarities.

According to the President, the big number of regulations has hampered us to take action and to make decision swiftly, as well as causing many cases. “It must be deregulated and simplified. Thus, our speed will increase. It will accelerate the decision making and implementation as well,” the President said.

President Jokowi called on state officials not to create new regulations and sign the regulations carelessly which could slow down the development. “Do not create more regulations. The ministers should not sign the regulations proposed by the directorate general carelessly. It must be stopped,” the President firmly said.

On that occasion, President Jokowi emphasized the current 42,000 regulations at Central Government level, and 3,000 regulations at Regional Government level could hinder the development. The President reminded all that in the era of globalization where global economy changes rapidly, tons of regulations are indeed one of the obstacles for the Government.

President Jokowi also wants a matching vision among the ministers, echelon 1 officials, director general, secretary general, inspector general, heads of agencies, and other sides. They must have the same comprehension in order to be able to manifest the Government’s vision.

“It is all related to the programs, the budget, and the current global competition as well,” the President added.

The President reminded all that Indonesia is a great country, as if a big ship. “If our country is burdened with complicated regulations, it will impede us. I just want to remind you about it,” the President firmly said.

Attending the event were Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff  Teten Masduki, Working Cabinet ministers, and echelon 1 officials of ministries/institutions. (DND/SM/AGG/ES)RAS/MMB/YM/Naster)

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