TEMPO Interactive, Makassar:The Transportation Department has shortened the permit issuance time of harbour construction from one year to one week.
“This no longer time enough to bribe people into issuing a permit,” said the Director General of Sea Transport Sunaryo yesterday.
Sunaryo said that the efficient working permit issuance will apply to private companies and regional government owned enterprises.
The effort will freshen up investors’ commitment to invest in port construction services.A member of the South Sulawesi Regional House of Representatives, Ajiep Padindang, welcomed the Transportation Minister intent’s to improve permit issuance efficiency. But he demanded that they impose a standard for harbors that can obtain permits.
He also demanded the government to submit a harbour management system to the region or to investors.
This is to prevent a state port operator Pelindo monopoly.