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    The Government of West Java Will Strengthen IWF Security



    BANDUNG-Starting this year, the Government of West Java will strengthen the security for West Java IWF through creating Single Access Administration System.

    The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan expressed this idea directly in front of the IWF in jeddah during a breakfasting event in Consulate General of Indonesian Republic, last week. According to him, one of the source of problem is the weak procedure and lack of integrated administration system.

    The new integrated system is said to handle all of the permits for IWF. Furthermore, he said that the new integrated system will involved the related government agencies both in the regency level or city level, namely BNP2TKI, Immigration offices in each regions, and the Corruption Erradication Institution (KPK).

    By doing so, the agency will be more selective in choosing new worker for IWF. "The point is to provide security guarantee for our worker forces in order to avoid an unwanted problem during their spend their time in their city destination," he said.

    According to Aher, this system will act as a solution that will eradicate the problem related to IWF to its root. All this time, The Government of West Java does not have the data of West Java that are working as an IWF.

    Aher said that through this integrated system, all of the problem regarding the IWF departure will be eradicated. "All this time, it has been a difficult thing to differentiate between legal IWF agency and human trafficking agency," he added.

    The Head of The Department of Work Force and Transmigration of West Java, Ferry Sofwan said that the policy is an implementation of Law No. 13 of 2013 on work force, Law No. 39 of 2004 on IWF placement and protection, until the Regional Regulation No. 9 of 2013 on the guidance of placement and protection for West Java IWF.

    This year, we will implement all of those law to its full potential said Ferry. His department and any other concerning institution will build the new integrated system office in every regions. Ferry said that The Government of West Java will sustain the financial factor of the project.

    As for the location of each office, his deparment will leave it to the concerning regency to decide. Acording to him, in West Java, there are at least 9 regency that are ready to establish this office.

    The nine regency are the biggest IWF contributors in West Java. Among the nine regions are Indramayu, Purwakarta, Cirebon, and Cianjur. Furthermore he said that this office will provide the IWF with every service they needed including passport issuance.

    There will be six civil servants in each regions that will be recruited to be the immigration officers in the office.

    The number of West Java IWF last year is 41.920 in informal sector and 21.109 of them are working in the formal sector. This number is decreasing compared to the one in 2014 which reach 69.248 (informal) and 35.356 (formal). This migrant workers are spreading in the middle east and east asia.

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