Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

It’s time to bring an end to border dilemmas

  • I Made Andi Arsana

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 6 2012   /  08:00 am

In December, I attended an exhibition organized by the National Border Management Agency (BNPP) in Jakarta. It is not often one has the chance to see such a show.

The BNPP is considered a relatively young institution in Indonesia, as it was formed in 2008 with the enactment of the National Territory Law. The agency was established to foster a new approach for border management in Indonesia that would focus less on “standing guard” and more on figuring out how to ensure national prosperity.

There were many exhibits from different institutions, mainly from local governments in border areas. Participants tried their best to showcase their potential, mainly economic-related. Some touted traditional cuisine, while others promoted their potential for mining or tourism businesses.

One important thing I observed was that infrastructure requires improvement. It does not ...