Outer Small Islands to be Managed by Private Sector

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    Meriam kuno peninggalan Belanda di Pulau Bidadari, Kepulauan Seribu, dilihat pada mlam hari sekitar jam 19 (29/10). TEMPO/Rully Kesuma

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The government plans to revise Presidential Regulation No. 78/2005 on the Management of Outer Small Islands (PPKT). One of the proposed revision is a public-private joint management.

    "As long as it does not violate the existing regulations," said Brigadier General Ahmad Supriyadi from the Coordinating Ministry of Politics, Law, and Security, on Tuesday, August 18.

    Ahmad said that the proposal came up following a consideration that the government has limited capacity to monitor and reach out outer small islands. It has resulted in poor management in many of Indonesian outer small islands.

    Private sector, previously limited to investment, is expected to be government’s extension in terms of co-op contract. The ministry plans to expand the managerial aspects to cover environmental, social, and education matter. Thus, the government will be able to develop the islands with the predetermined target.

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