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LIPI Ask s Government to Add Personnel Monitoring Foreign Workers

VOI NEWS 09.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 14-07-2017

Foreign workers especially illegal workers who entered Indonesia through building projects of foreign investment have been in the spotlight. It is assumed not to give benefit because it closes the job opportunities for local workers. It was said by Researcher of Center for Demography Research of Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)/ Devi Asiati after Media Briefing on Illegal Workers in Jakarta on Thursday (13/7). According to Devi there are a lot of issues of foreign workers in Indonesia due to the high intensity of the use of foreign workers in the projects of Chinese investment. In the last 2 years, there was significant increasing of Chinese workers, from 873 workers in 2015 and 4236 workers in 2016. Devi said further, although the exact number of Chinese workers was unclear, the detection of Chinese illegal workers in many provinces such as in West Java and East Java, Central Kalimantan, Southeast Sulawesi and other provinces/ indicated the existence of Chinese illegal workers has spread in many provinces. Devi asked the government to add the number of  personnel to monitor foreign workers.

“We know the Immigration office and the Ministry of manpower are the vanguard to monitor foreign workers in Indonesia. The number and the commitment of the monitoring personnel must be improved,” said Devi Asiati.

The lack of personnel is one of the obstacles to monitor foreign workers. Meanwhile, Head of Sub-Directorate of Monitoring of Ministry of manpower, Rihad Purba said the government will keep monitoring the existence of foreign workers in Indonesia. If the government detected illegal workers the government will catch and deport them to their countries. (voi/AF/edit r)


Japanese investor to build cocoa factory in Gorontalo

Vice Governor of Gorontalo Idris Rahim stated on Thursday that Japanese investor Tokyo Food and Kanimatsu Corporation is keen to build a cocoa processing factory in Boalemo District, Gorontalo Province. He remarked that the Gorontalo provincial administration welcomes and supports the Japanese investor’s plans to process cocoa crops in the area, although the factory will be on a small scale. He explained that cocoa beans will also be sourced from South Bolaang Mongondow and East Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi Province, and Central Sulawesi, he added. He expressed hope that the factory would continue to develop in line with the increase of cocoa production in Gorontalo. He also hoped that the factory built by the Japanese investor would improve economic growth and prosperity of the locals. (Antara)


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