Jakarta (ANTARA) - Head of Jakarta's Population and Civil Recording Office (Disdukcapil), Budi Awaluddin, has stated that newcomers to the capital city should have a place to live and a job so that they can live properly in Jakarta.

This policy was implemented to anticipate the spike in social problems (PMKS) that often occurs after the 2023 Eid al-Fitr festivities.

"Make sure you already have a job or skills, so you do not become a PMKS in Jakarta," Awaluddin said in a statement released on Sunday.

The office will carry out data collection on newcomers in Jakarta by using their identity card numbers (NIK).

According to Jakarta Disdukcapil's data on April 26-28, the total number of new arrivals that had been recorded reached 865 people, 848 of whom are permanent migrants, and 17 are non-permanent migrants.

Awaluddin explained that data collection on new arrivals is part of the national program to alleviate extreme poverty and reduce stunting figures.

The formulation of this policy is also part of the government's effort to develop a single population data.

Moreover, Jakarta Disdukcapil will continue to monitor the development of newcomers' migration flow and coordinate with related offices.

"We coordinate with the Jakarta Social Office and Jakarta Empowerment, Child Protection, and Population Control Office to maintain Jakarta as a city that is livable, safe, and comfortable for its residents," Awaluddin said.

It was reported that, in its social control process, Disdukcapil cooperates with the local authorities that will directly monitor arrivals who have not reported themselves and urge them to do so.

In the statement, Awaluddin noted that in the future, Jakarta will transform to become a global city like other developed cities in the world.

"After it is no longer the nation's capital city, Jakarta will become the center of the economy, business, social, and culture," he said.

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