Pertamina Moses Rp. 11 T, Erick Thohir Ensures that directors and commissioners are not replaced

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – State-owned enterprises (BUMN) Minister Erick Thohir emphasized that there is no plan to replace the directors or commissioners of PT Pertamina (Persero), even though the company had a loss of around 11 trillion in the first half of 2020. In fact, he assessed Pertamina’s performance to be better than other oil and gas companies in the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Pertamina has a visible disadvantage if we compare it with Exxon and Eni (Eni SpA, Italian multinational oil and gas company), far away. In fact, the other companies have far more losses than Pertamina, “said Erick Thohir, after holding a consultation meeting (RDP) with Commission VI of the DPR, in the parliament building, Jakarta, on Thursday 27 August 2020.

He then said that all this time it was a principle that the company’s board did not need to be overhauled as long as the performance was good. “In principle, I do not change the board. That’s right, I told you at the beginning KPI (Key Performance Indicators) was obtained, and it was said that Mr. Erick chose to play only with fire, no. “

Erick said that the replacement of board members and commissioners was only carried out if the KPIs in a number of state-owned companies were below the specified standards. In this regard, he said, Pertamina’s performance was quite good. Where the company, in the case of Covid-19, can still maintain the availability of oil in the country.

Furthermore, Erick explained, Pertamina continues to become more efficient in various sectors. He gave an example, Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI) which is aimed at consolidating in a short time of Pertamina. According to Erick, that company is not yet perfect yet.

Therefore, his party will continue to allow time for Pertamina to maximize its financial performance. “Pertamina is still in the process of building both oil refineries and different types. Because the Covid-19 condition is also new, everything is affected,” he said.

Earlier, the management of Pertaminina registered that their financial results during the first semester of 2020 suffered a loss of IDR 11.13 trillion. VP of Corporate Communications for Pertamina, Fajriyah Usman, explained that Pertamina during the first semester of 2020 faces a challenge tripled in shock.

Ministry of Manpower develops human resources, launches a work program for work training center

BigBussiness – The Ministry of Manpower (Kemnaker) has again launched a Community Training Center (BLK) assistance program for workers / unions (SP / SB), in an attempt to continue the commitment to develop the skills of Indonesia’s human resources (HR).

The launch of Community BLK was marked by the signing of a collective agreement (PKB) to receive assistance in building a workshop building and vocational training equipment with 5 SP / SB institutions receiving support in the Tridharma Room of the Ministry of Manpower, Jakarta, Thursday (27/8/2020).

“Today is part of the continuation of the Phase II provision of 300 community BLKs, while 600 more institutions will be determined later,” said Minister of Manpower (Menaker), Ida Fauziyah, accompanied by the Ministry of Labor, Director General of Binalattas, Bambang Satrio Lelono.

Ida explained that in the 2020 phase I of the community’s BLK construction, 100 BLKs had been determined, and in the second phase of the development process, 300 BLKs had been determined.

He added that the BLK development program for Community has been running since 2017-2019. To date, his party has built 1113 community BLKs.

For 2020, the Ministry of Manpower originally aimed to build 2,000 BLK communities, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the development budget for community BLKs was refocused. Following adjustments to the program and budget, the Ministry of Crew aims to establish 1,000 BLK communities spread across Indonesia by 2020.

He said the BLK Establishment Program was President Joko Widodo’s breakthrough in improving the skills of Indonesian human resources, complementing existing soft skills and character training with more skills or hard skills in religious or community institutions.

According to him, the distribution of Community BLK is actually focused on religious communities. From now on, however, the Ministry of Crews has expanded the scope of this program through the role of the SP / SB society to improve the skills of workers and to improve the welfare of workers and their families.

“Through this union’s role, it is to be hoped that it will be able to improve the skills of workers and their families, which in turn can reduce unemployment,” he said.

Through the program for the establishment of community BLK in 2020, the Minister of Labor said that institutions that receive community BLK assistance, would receive financial assistance for the construction of a workshop building unit; and assistance with vocational training equipment for a vocationally oriented person.

The same was said by Plt. Director of Lemlat Kemnaker, Heru Budoyo. According to him, the synergy between the government and the unions through the development of community BLK is expected to be the backbone of producing workers.

“The purpose of this collaboration is to provide technical production skills or professional competence according to the labor market’s needs for society and the environment in work or entrepreneurship,” he said.

The 5 SP / SB recipients of assistance in the Community BLK program are the Panasonic Gobel Workers Union Federation with a vocational cooling technique; Trade, Finance, Banking and Insurance Trade Union Federation with a professional in Informatics Engineering; Federation of Indonesian Workers Struggle Union; Association for archipelago associations with language churches; The National Labor Consultative Assembly of the Confederation of All-Indonesian Democratic Trade Unions; and the Central Board of the All-Indonesia Democratic Union of Professional Informatics.

Erick Thohir explains because the vaccine for Covid-19 is given for free and paid for

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Minister of State-owned Enterprises (BUMN) and Chairman of the Committee for the Management of Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery (PEN) Erick Thohir said that he already has plans for the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. He admitted that he already had two vaccine delivery schemes.

For BPJS Kesehatan participants, he said, vaccines will be provided free of charge. “The state-sponsored vaccines are funded through the state budget (APBN) budget, using BPJS Health data, there will be a mass-free vaccine early next year. So those registered with BPJS Kesehatan are free,” Erick said during a meeting with Commission IX in DPR, Thursday 27 August 2020.

For the second scheme, Erick said, for non-BPJS Kesehatan community groups, they can administer vaccines independently of private funds. This proposal deviates from the government’s attempt to reduce the need for a state budget, which has so far widened the budget deficit.

“We also suggest that people can pay for independent vaccines for those who can afford it, to meet our needs for the state budget. But with that level of solvency, it will be independent,” Erick said.

Here is the role of local authorities in preventing JKN-KIS program fraud

BigBussiness – BPJS Kesehatan urges local authorities to optimize efforts against fraud in the National Health Insurance-Indonesian Health Card Program (JKN-KIS).

This was revealed by the director of BPJS Kesehatan health service guarantee Maya Amiarny Rusady in the webinar on the role of the local authority in the prevention of JKN fraud, Thursday (27/8/2020).

“Quality service becomes a major collaborative action of all stakeholders. The regional government is one of the main stakeholders of BPJS Kesehatan in the implementation of the JKN-KIS program. It is very important for local authorities to understand their role in preventing fraud in the implementation of the national health insurance in each region, says Maya.

Maya said local authorities need to focus on efforts to prevent fraud. This can be done through the preparation of supporting regulations in each area as a derivative of the Minister of Health’s regulation number 16 of 2019 on prevention and management of fraud and the introduction of administrative sanctions against fraud (Implementation of the Health Insurance Program).

In accordance with the main function, BPJS Kesehatan has developed efforts to prevent fraud, one of which is through the digitization of services. From the development of the use of biometrics, data analysis technology and machine learning. BPJS Kesehatan has implemented digital-based verification of service requirements (Vedika).

According to Maya, the system is now more mature, and registers a lot of data every day. From this data, it continues to grow to produce analytical data including analytical data that has the potential / leads to fraud.

BPJS Kesehatan also uses machine learning technology in an attempt to minimize the potential for fraud. This technology uses an algorithm from the user whose function is to study the entered requirements, Maya added.

In line with Maya, Inspector 1 of the Ministry of Health and Chairman of the Central Level of the Fraud Prevention Team, Edward Harefa revealed that the local authorities and health facilities that cooperate with BPJS Kesehatan and implement the JKN-KIS program must begin to develop supportive regulations, develop a culture for fraud in the program. JKN, develops quality control-oriented services and cost control in the JKN program, and creates a fraud prevention team in the JKN-KIS program in each region.

“The Ministry of Health has monitored and evaluated the implementation of fraud prevention work in the JKN-KIS program at the Health Office, vertical hospitals and FKTPs. The monitoring results show that there is a need to socialize again and understand deeply about Permenkes 16/2019 together with its technical guidelines for Provincial, District / City Health Office, FKTP and FKTRL, as well as monitor activities from the Anti-Fraud Team in the JKN program at central, provincial and provincial levels. Regency / City, “said Edward.

In addition, it is also necessary to integrate a system for the prevention, detection and management of fraud in all areas of the JKN-KIS program. Edward revealed that a systematic effort must be made by the District / City Health Office to formulate guidelines, implement and monitor and evaluate their work areas.

Phase I Salary Supplementation of fluid from today, Jokowi: end of September end

Big Business – President Joko Widodo alias Jokowi explained that the payment of wage subsidy assistance or BSU to 15.7 million workers will be carried out gradually starting today, Thursday 27 August 2020. He confirmed that the payment of wage subsidy for phase I will be completed at the end. September 2020.

“It is given today to 2.5 million recipients, and it is hoped that September will complete 15.7 million recipients,” Jokowi said at a virtual press conference on Thursday, August 27.

BPJS Ketenagakerjaan participants with a salary below 5 million IDR receive assistance worth 600,000 IDR per month from the government. Wage subsidies are granted for four months with two payments. That way, in a payout, recipients of BSU will get an incentive of 1.2 million Rp.

Jokowi said that this incentive was paid to companies and workers who were diligent in paying BPJS Ketenagakerjaan or BP Jamsostek contributions until 30 June 2020. “This means that it is given as a prize, reward, to obedient workers and companies who always pay BPJS Ketenagakerjaan contributions, ”he said.

This profession can get a total of transfers from Jokowi to around 600 thousand

BigBussiness – President Jokowi today officially launched state aid for a salary / wage subsidy of 600,000 for workers paid less than 5 million RP at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Thursday (27/8/2020).

“Today, a wage subsidy is supplemented. The total amount that will be given is (for) 15.7 million workers (each) Rp. 2.4 million. It is given to workers who are registered with BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, whose companies are diligent in pay dues. Jamsostek. This means that we give this as a prize / reward for workers whose companies meet the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan dues, “said Jokowi.

He continued, today aid was launched for 2.5 million workers. He hopes that in September 2020 it will be channeled for the overall goal of 15.7 million workers.

The President mentioned several professions that would receive this assistance, such as honorary workers including honorary teachers, firefighters, hotel staff, nurses and cleaning workers as long as their companies actively pay BPJS Ketenagakerjaan contributions until June 2020.

“Complete. Everyone who pays BPJS Ketenagakerjaan contribution until June,” he added.

The President hopes that this wage subsidy assistance will increase household consumption.

“We hope that after this is given to ladies and gentlemen, household consumption will increase,” he said.

Earlier, the president stated that the government had provided financial incentive to survive the Covid-19 pandemic as a social assistance (social assistance) cash of IDR 600,000 / month, Village BLT, free electricity subsidies for 450 VA, basic food aid, shortly before employment for those was affected by layoffs. , Productive Banpres for micro enterprises Rp. 2.4 million, which was just launched two days ago.

Before the end of the year, Hutama Karya will operate two toll roads in Trans Sumatra

Big Business – PT Hutama Karya (Persero) intends to operate two more Trans Sumatra toll roads before the end of this year. PT Hutama Karya Group Secretary, Muhammad Fauzan, said management is increasingly optimistic about pursuing the goal following the inauguration of Section 4 of the Sigli – Banda Aceh toll road, which spread 13.5 kilometers last Tuesday.

“Our goal is still on the track,” he told Tempo on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Since 2016, the company has completed and operated the route Bakauheni – Terbanggi Besar – Pematang Panggang up to 325 kilometers. The length of the operation has covered some parts of the section Kayu Agung – Palembang – Betung.

In total, the sections Palembang – Indralaya, Medan – Kualanamu – Tebing Tinggi, as well as the sections Belawan – Tanjung Morawa, already have 469 kilometers of toll roads that divide the northern to southern parts of the island of Sumatra today.

Towards the end of 2020, Fauzan said, management is only waiting for the results of the opportunity test (ULF) in the five sections of the Pekanbaru – Dumai toll road along 131.48 kilometers in order to obtain an operating license. If the plan is underway, the first part of the Medan – Binjai section will start operations in December. “We have budgeted for capital expenditures of up to $ 24 trillion for this year,” he said.

Most of the funds were used to complete the construction, as well as to pursue the remaining list of Trans Sumatra Toll Road Concession Agreements (PPJT). The five PPJTs being prosecuted this year are Betung – Jambi tolls, Jambi – Rengat customs, Rengat – Pekanbaru customs, Dumai – Rantau Prapat customs and Rantau Prapat – Kisaran customs. As of February last year, Hutama had 14 PPJT pockets from a total of 24 Trans Sumatra segments. Capex is also used for the purpose of testability in the segment in the planning phase.

200,000 credits for officials, just waiting for Sri Mulyani’s signature

BigBussiness – The government’s plan to give further pulses to civil servants (PNS) of Rp 200,000 is just a matter of waiting for the signature of the Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

Askolani’s director general for budget at the Ministry of Finance said that the regulations are currently awaiting official approval from Sri Mulyani.

“Mother agrees, but it’s just a matter of determination,” Askolani told Commission XI in the Indonesian parliament, Jakarta, on Wednesday (26/8/2020).

Giving the credit to officials is not new. This is because the government once provided an incentive of Rs 150,000 per official, but to support their performance of working from home, the government increased the benefits by Rs 50,000.

Nevertheless, he said, the policy of giving pulses was also returned to the respective ministries and institutions (K / L) regarding which officials were entitled to credit facilities. The Ministry of Finance only provides standard cost guidelines.

“It depends on K / L, right now a lot of expenses are saved. So it is so that his performance remains optimal. There is no reason, we can not meet other K / L,” he added.

The budget also uses the budgets of each ministry and agency. So that the ministries and agencies with the policy of increased credit distribution can redistribute the budgets.

Credit money

Earlier, Sri Mulyani said that the credit support to officials was one of the government’s efforts to encourage the realization of commodity costs which fell 17 percent (year) due to social restrictions and WFH policies.

“At the moment, there are many K / L and ASN employees who have to carry out WFH activities. So we provide support if it is redistributed in the form of quotas for pulses,” he said.