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Government Gears up to Improve Ease of Doing Business

TEMPO.COJakarta – Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution said that the government has prepared a number of strategies to improve the country’s ease of doing business rank, which is currently at 91, improving from 106 in 2016.

“The current development reflects our hard work to improve Indonesia’s ease of doing business rank,” Darmin said in a press release on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

According to Darmin, this year’s strategy will focus on technical regulations. Last year, the strategy focused on finalizing presidential and regional regulations.

Darmin pointed out that since December 2016, the government has taken a number of steps, particularly with the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), on the one-stop integrated service (PTSP). In addition, the government has strengthened communications among ministries and agencies.

Darmin explained that the government will pay more attention to sectors that are currently ranked above 100th.

Of ten EoDB indicators, six sectors are ranked above 100th, namely starting a business at 151, dealing with construction permits at 116, registering property at 118, paying taxes at 104, trading across borders at 108, and enforcing contracts at 166.

According to Darmin, a breakthrough must be promoted in order to achieve significant improvement, particularly that related to the delegation of central government’s authority to regional governments.

“We will sit together with the Home Affairs Ministry to update Norms, Standards, Procedures and Criteria (NSPK),” Darmin said.

Darmin earlier discussed the EoDB rank improvement strategy with Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly, Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil, and representatives from a number of related ministries and agencies.

GHOIDA RAHMAH