Investment Becomes Entrance to Creating Job Vacancies


Suara.com – The Minister of Investment / Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia said that investment is an entry point for job creation in the country. According to him, it is impossible for jobs to continue to be available if there is no investment.

That was conveyed by Bahlil in response to the survey results of the Indonesian Political Indicator Institute. As a result, the majority of respondents in the survey wanted the government to create programs for job creation.

“We, from the Ministry of Investment / BKPM, have the view that to create jobs in our country the entry point is investment,” said Bahlil as broadcast on YouTube, Indonesian Political Indicators, Tuesday (4/5/2021).

Bahlil said that currently there are 16 million people who need jobs. This number consists of 7 million unemployed people, 2.9 million people in the new workforce every year and 6 million people who are laid off due to Covid-19.

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According to Bahlil, the government cannot accommodate these 16 million people to work as civil servants, BUMN employees, or other state agencies.

“The entry point is investment,” he said.

Bahlil then explained how to create jobs through investment, namely making it easy to arrange investment permits through the Job Creation Law. The legislation regulates how investment licensing can be done electronically.

Later, the Ministry of Investment / BKPM will manage investment licensing both from within and outside the country.

“We collaborate both large and small (investments), so this is the most important momentum in the framework of creating jobs to foster our equitable economic growth.”

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Previously, the Indonesian Political Indicator survey institute tried to find public views regarding important programs that the government must fulfill in dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the provision of employment opportunities is the choice of the majority of respondents to overcome problems after being hit by the pandemic.

A total of 1,200 respondents were asked the question “In reallocating the government expenditure budget, according to you, what program is the most important to overcome the impact of the corona / Covid-19 virus?”. As a result, there are 28 percent of respondents who think that the government should create a job creation program for residents who have lost their jobs.

Then, as many as 25.8 percent of respondents considered the government should make a program of assistance for basic necessities for the little people.

“Now the most are jobs, although those who ask for basic necessities and cash are not small, the absolute most is employment,” said Executive Director of Indonesian Political Indicators Burhanudin Muhtadi in his online presentation, Tuesday (4/5/2021) .

Meanwhile, 24.7 percent of respondents chose the assistance program for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Furthermore, as many as 8.7 percent of respondents chose health programs such as protection of health workers, buying medical equipment, and others.

Meanwhile, 0.4 percent of respondents asked the government to make programs in the form of assistance for companies such as tax relief, credit granting, and others. The remaining 1.4 respondents chose not to answer or did not know.


Source: Suara.com – Kumpulan Berita Bisnis Hari Ini Yang Terbaru by www.suara.com.

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