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OSS system ineffective because of lack of regional readiness: Minister

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 13, 2019   /   12:58 pm
OSS system ineffective because of lack of regional readiness: Minister Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution (sixth right) launches the Online Single Submission (OSS) licensure system in Jakarta on July 9, 2018 along with other senior finance and economics officials. (JP/Marchio Irfan Gorbiano))

Even as the government boasts about the important role of the Online Single Submission (OSS) system for accelerating the issuance of investment licensing arrangements, most regencies and municipalities are not ready to implement it.

One of the problems is that most of the regions do not have the digitalized detailed spatial plans (RDTR) for quickly identifying the project locations that badly need to accelerate the process of licensing arrangements.

Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution said the availability of digitalized RDTR in each region was badly needed for the optimal operation of the OSS system.

“With the availability of digitalized RDTR, potential investors only need to point to the coordinates of their project locations and the OSS system could immediately identify the location,” Darmin said as quoted by kontan.co.id.

The OSS system has been operated by the Investment Coordination Board since early January after previously being operated by the Economic Coordinating Ministry since it was launched in July 2018.

Therefore, the minister proposed disincentives for regencies and municipalities that do not have the digitalized RDRT.

He said out of the 514 regencies and municipalities in the country, only 50 already have RDTR and only 10 percent already have digitalized RDTR.

The requirement for regions to have standardized RDTR was stipulated in Article 59 of Government Regulation No. 15/2010 on the implementation of spatial planning.

Darmin said that to encourage the regions to create the digitalized RDTR, its availability should become one of the factors for the central government to determine the amount of funds to be disbursed to the regions. “We will require the regions to have digitalized RDRT as otherwise we will never move,” he added. (bbn)