Thu, 21 Oct 2010

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Capital Investment Coordinating Agency (BKPM) will assign more staff at its overseas offices to ease their increasing workload in attracting investment, a spokesman said.

"We will strengthen the human resources at several of our overseas offices," BKPM Deputy Chief M Yus`an said after a working meeting with the House of Representatives (DPR)`s Commission VI, here on Thursday.

The agency currently has representative offices in London (Britain), Los Angeles (USA), Sydney (Australia) and Tokyo (Japan).

As many as 30 new BKPM staff were now being prepared for assignment at the agency`s overseas posts. They were expected increase the overseas office`s capability to attract and serve prospective foreign investors.

BKPM had set itself the target of attracting Rp 300 trillion worth of foreign investment in 2010. It has also introduced an investment scheme for private sector cooperation with the government called the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program.

To ensure the scheme`s success, BKPM had had several old overlapping Presidential Regulations (Perpres) revised. One of those regulations was Perpres Number 27 of 2009 on single gate integrated service (PTSP) for investments.(*)