"On behalf of the Government of Indonesia, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the Government of Japan for providing opportunities for PMI to gain experience by working in Japan through the G-to-G program," Deputy Minister of Manpower Afriansyah Noor said here on Thursday.
In the release of 287 PMIs for the 15th Batch of the Indonesian-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA) program to Japan on Wednesday (June 22), Noor stated that cooperation for job placement would be more comprehensive if it were accompanied by training for workers.
"Therefore, I would like to invite the Japanese Government to increase investment in job training in Indonesia," he emphasized.
He believes that the cooperation between Indonesia and Japan is mutually beneficial.
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The deputy minister drew attention to extensive Japanese investment in Indonesia, such as in the automotive, trade, industry, services, and other sectors.
"I believe Japan obtains quite a lot of benefits by investing in various fields, such as in the automotive, trade, industry, services, and other areas," he remarked.
He expressed optimism that the opportunity to work in Japan can offer useful experience and knowledge to the Indonesian workforce (TKI) about the Japanese work life and society.
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Earlier, on April 19, the ministry had issued new regulations that stipulate 65 countries and states where Indonesian migrant workers can be placed during the new normal adaptation period.
The countries that Indonesian workers can be sent during the new normal adaptation period are Albania, South Africa, Algeria, the United States, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Denmark, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Hungary, Hong Kong, England, Iraq, Italy, Japan, and Germany.
Furthermore, New Caledonia, Canada, Kenya, Solomon Islands, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Malaysia, Morocco, Egypt, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea (PNG), United Arab Emirates, Poland and France are the other countries for PMI.
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