The activities that had previously been planned could still be carried out despite the changes and adjustments in the methods
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Manpower is focusing on reaching its targets despite the chaotic situation caused by COVID-19, the ministry's Manpower Planning and Development Head, Bambang Satrio Lelono, has said.

"The activities that had previously been planned could still be carried out despite the changes and adjustments in the methods," he noted in a statement released on Monday.

As part of efforts to reach the target, strategic, transformative, and informative policies have been set by the Manpower Minister for handling manpower development issues and challenges, he explained.

These policies have been described in the Manpower Ministry's Nine Big Leaps document, which should serve as a reference point for activities carried out by the ministry in the future, he said.

All activities stipulated within each leap should be achieved through strategy and coordination between work units in the ministry, he added.

These nine big leaps have a strong relationship with one another, Lelono highlighted.

Through good synergy and collaboration, the implementation of these leaps could proceed optimally and the ministry could play a bigger role in national development, he said.

However, for the sake of the ministry's job and function, continuity in carrying out the government's task, and serving the public, he urged all employees within the ministry's environment to continue to look after their health.

In addition, he asked them to stringently implement the health protocols, whether at home, work locations, or public spaces.

"I also request that the employees within the ministry's environment comply with the working hours regulation that has been set by the leaders for each work unit," Lelono added.

Earlier, the ministry had unveiled a mini-market named Migrant Market that is expected to serve as an empowerment platform for Indonesian migrant workers who have stopped working overseas, he said.

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