Jakarta, 16 March 2021 – Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) organized the Covid-19 vaccination program for its employees, including Chairman of BKPM Bahlil Lahadalia, at BKPM yesterday (Monday, 15/3). In total, 966 BKPM employees, including temporary workers, had received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccines. The second dose of vaccination will be given on 29 March 2021.
Bahlil conveys his appreciation towards the Ministry of Health and vaccinator team that have been a great help to BKPM in organizing the vaccination program for BKPM employees.
“Thank you to the Ministry of Health, for giving us tremendous support during the vaccination process at BKPM. The key to a faster economic recovery relies on the speed of our vaccination process to give a sense of trust from public and investors in doing their business in Indonesia”, said Bahlil.
The vaccination process proves that BKPM as the frontliner of investment services will proactively help the investors in Indonesia. According to the Chairman, this pandemic countermeasure will impact the Indonesian economic growth rate, particularly related to investment.
“We’ve been fooled by hoaxes. As if getting a vaccine will harm us. As if the Sinovac vaccine has poor quality. Now people acknowledge Sinovac vaccine and the professionalism of our medical personnel”, explained Bahlil.
Indonesian government accelerates the vaccination program phase 2, which prioritizes public servants, the elderly, and people with high mobility as vaccine receivers. Aside from health protection for BKPM employees as public servants, this program is also part of the government’s effort to put the pandemic to an end.
Head of Health Crisis Center Ministry of Health Budi Sylvana also expresses his appreciation for the commitment of BKPM leaders in planning and preparing the Covid-19 vaccination program.
“I am glad that BKPM’s vaccination program has been finely organized. It has been one of the best vaccination programs until today”, said Budi.
According to Budi, with the implementation of the Covid-19 vaccination, there is an optimism that Indonesian citizens, particularly in BKPM, will be stronger in facing the pandemic. So that people can return to work normally and serve the public better, and the nation’s economy will recover soon.
Based on BKPM data, the investment realization for January – December 2020 is IDR826.3 trillion or equal to 101.1% of 2020’s investment realization target (IDR817.2 trillion). That number consists of IDR412.8 trillion or 49.9% of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and IDR413.5 trillion or 50.1% of Domestic Direct Investment (DDI). That performance successfully absorbed 1,156,361 Indonesian labours from total 153,349 investment projects.
The investment realization target for 2021 is IDR855.8 trillion. However, President Joko Widodo has given direction that investment realization should reach IDR900 trillion this year. Therefore, BKPM will improve the investment facilitation to the investors and adapt with the new strategies for achieving that target in the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. (*)