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Jakarta Post

New Jakpro director familiar figure for Sandiaga

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12, 2018   /   03:59 pm
New Jakpro director familiar figure for Sandiaga Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (right) and his deputy Sandiaga Uno (second right) push a trolley with documents for the draft city budget after a plenary session on the approval of the draft at the Jakarta Council building on Nov. 30, 2017. ( Carina)

The appointment of Dwi Wahyu Daryoto, formerly of state-owned energy company Pertamina, as president director of city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), has surprised many amid the city’s efforts to accelerate projects ahead of the Asian Games.  

Jakpro is responsible for the construction of the city’s first light rapid transit (LRT) line connecting Kelapa Gading and Rawamangun, as well as the Velodrome in Rawamangun and an equestrian venue in Pulomas. All of the projects must be ready before the Games begin on Aug. 18.

The dismissal of former president director Satya Heragandhi also occurred amid a delayed test run for the LRT line as the Transportation Ministry was still reviewing the construction.  

Dwi said he had applied for the job after he was dismissed from his previous post as Pertamina asset management director in April.

He had been appointed director at Pertamina in 2014 when Sudirman Said, his senior at the National College of Accounting (STAN), served as energy and mineral resources minister.

The professional auditor also acknowledged that he had known Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno for a while.  When working at Pricewaterhousecoopers, he dealt with companies owned by the former businessman.

“I was Sandiaga’s auditor. [His companies] Recapital, Adaro, used [Pricewaterhousecoopers],” said Dwi.

Sandiaga has denied any involvement in the selection.

The Jakarta administration is reshuffling key officials at City Hall. In the past month, Governor Anies Baswedan has replaced all mayors and regents in the capital, as well as several agency heads. (rfa/wit)