For any of my readers who are Indonesian citizens and living in Jakarta. If you are looking for a change of scene then the following might be of interest to you.
The government has determined that it can promote development in current under-developed regions by encouraging self-sufficient potential trans-migrants to uproot and move to these under-developed regions. This is in contrast to transmigration programs where the government facilitates the movement of individuals and families through the provision of financial and technical assistance.
The Minister of Labor and Transmigration Regulation, No. PER.09/MEN/V/2008, repeals an earlier Minister of Transmigration and Settlements Decision, No. KEP.105/MEN/1993. The basic premise of the Regulation is to facilitate the implementation of Article 15(3) of Law No. 15 of 1997 on Transmigration and Article 9(2) and (6) of Government Regulation No. 2 of 1999 on the Management of Transmigration.
The objectives of the Regulation are to set out appropriate government services and the obligations these entail. Secondly, it is to ensure that the regions where this targeted transmigration is to occur, does in fact provide the envisaged development of the relevant region.
There are five essential features of the Regulation:
* direction, services, and assistance;
* cooperation (in a public / private partnership sense);
* defining mechanisms for implementation; and
* monitoring, evaluation, and control.
These issues are then enumerated individually.
The Regulation also addresses the issue of the procurement of land as well as the development and planning of associated trans-migrant settlements.
The critical feature of this Regulation is that the targeted individuals are those that are interested in becoming trans-migrants and have the means to do so. In essence, the necessary capital to start a business venture that is going to contribute to the development of the region to which they migrate.
The Regulation has been in force since 19 May 2008 and is expected to ensure the effective implementation of the self-sufficient and unassisted transmigration program.