President Jokowi Urges to Accelerate Housing Provision for ASN, TNI, and Polri
Date 16 April 2018
President Joko Jokowi Widodo has urged to provide decent houses for State Civil Apparatus (ASN), Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) soldiers, and Indonesian National Police (Polri), while now according to a report that there are 945,00 ASN, 275,000 TNI personnel, and 360,000 Polri have not yet owned permanent houses.
Therefore, the President has summoned Head of Commissioners Board of Financial Services Authority (OJK), Director General of State Owned Banks, Bank DKI and Bank Jabar Banten, Social Insurance of Indonesian Defense Forces (Asabri), and Civil Servant Social Insurance (Taspen) to discuss funding breakthrough.
The discussion will be mainly on the making the best use of non-state budget funding, thus it is hoped that there will be additional alternative funding models other than the existing housing funding scheme, President Jokowi said in an introduction of a Limited Meeting on Housing Provision for ASN, TNI, and Polri, at the Presidential Palace Jakarta, on Monday (16/4) afternoon.
With this breakthrough especially on the funding, President Jokowi expressed his hope that housing provision for ASN, TNI, and Polri could be accelerated so that they can fulfill their basic needs and they can focus on their duties, as well as boost double impact for state economic growth.
Backlog of 11.4 million
Previously in his introductory remarks, President Jokowi uttered, in the last 3 years the Government has accelerated not only infrastructure construction, such as ports, airports, dams, electricity, and roads all around Indonesia but also housing provision for people.
For 2018, President Jokowi has commanded Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) to pursue target of housing provision for people so as to gradually reduce the housing backlog between supply and demand amounting to 11.4 million.
The limited meeting was attended by Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Chief of Presidential Staff Moeldoko, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of National Land Agency Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of State Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly, Minister of Empowerment of State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform Asman Abnur, Minister of Cooperatives, Small, and Medium Enterprises IGN. Puspayoga, Minister of Manpower Hanif Dhakiri, Minister of Villages, Development of Underdeveloped Regions, and Transmigration Eko Sandjojo, Commander of Indonesian National Defense Forces Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Chief of Indonesian National Police General Tito Karnavian, Head of Financial Services Authority Wimboh Santoso, Director General of National Public Housing Bambang Triwibowo, Director General of PT Taspen Iqbal Latanro, Director General of PT Asabri Sonny Wijaya, Director General of Bank Mandiri Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, Director General of Bank BTN Maryono, Director General of Bank BNI Ahmad Baiquni, Director General of Bank BRI Suprajarto, Director General of Bank BJB Ahmad Irfan, Director General of Bank DKI Kresno Sediarsi. (MAY/FID/ES) (/ES) (EPI/YM/Naster)