Jakarta – Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform (PAN-RB) Tjahjo Kumolo supports the strengthening of state strategic institutions such as the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) through institutional arrangements.
That is because the two institutions played an important role in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It should be appreciated by all of us. Going forward, institutional strengthening of BIN and BNPB needs to be supported and based on legislation and applicable legal provisions,” Minister Tjahjo said in a press release received in Jakarta on Friday.
He added that global developments and dynamics demanded that the Indonesian people be able to respond to problems quickly and think comprehensively, especially to deal with threats to the nation and state.
Such a variety of natural disasters, and COVID-19 pandemic outbreak lately. The emergence of active involvement of various elements such as BNPB, BIN, TNI, POLRI, Ministries, NGOs is very important and has been proven to play a major role in efforts to overcome the COVID-19 outbreak and natural disasters that occur.
Tjahjo said state strategic institutions such as BNPB and BIN played an important role in handling the fast paced disaster emergency situation, including during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tjahjo said that the BNPB structure that resembled the TNI supported the speed of movement during a disaster. The position of Head of BNPB certainly pays attention to the mandate of the relevant Act.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the vital role of BIN was seen, among others, in the provision of rapid tests and COVID-19 swabs, digital X-ray equipment, masks, ventilators, personal protective equipment and laboratory vehicles for swab testing. for a number of Hospitals and Agencies.
BIN has also conducted COVID-19 rapid tests in bulk at a number of strategic points such as the electric railroad station (KRL) and integrated highway mode (MRT).
In addition, BIN is also working with Airlangga University Surabaya to research the development of vaccines and medicines for COVID-19 patients in Indonesia. This was part of BIN’s humanitarian intelligence operations.
Tjahjo also appreciated the role of the TNI / Polri, ministries, regional governments as well as various elements of the community and the private sector who had worked together to help the central government overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
“My appreciation to the Chief of Police, Commander of the TNI, BIN, BNPB, Ministries, Local Governments, and various elements of society and the private sector who have synergized down to help the community in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Tjahjo.
The role of the TNI and Polri which has a structure down to the village level with the existence of Babinsa and Babinkamtibmas is considered to be very instrumental in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Tjahjo, institutional strengthening of the TNI and Polri is also a necessity so that they can be more maximized in carrying out their roles.
In accordance with the authority possessed, and based on applicable laws and regulations, Tjahjo said that the Ministry of PAN-RB would support the strengthening of the institution if needed as long as it was supported by an appropriate legal umbrella. (Ant)
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