Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Manpower Ministry is ready to support the creation and implementation of green jobs in Indonesia that promote sustainability in the 2025-2029 period, according to the ministry's secretary general, Anwar Sanusi.

"Nowadays, green jobs are unavoidable, and it is a high priority. Our workforce should also keep up with the nature of a green job," he remarked in a statement from his office on Tuesday.

Referring to the International Labor Organization (ILO), green jobs are a symbol of a sustainable economy and society with their ability to preserve the environment, both for current and future generations.

Quoting from the same source, green jobs will also be able to open new job opportunities, such as in the field of manufacturing pollution control devices installed on existing production equipment.

As a speaker in the discussion of the 2025-2029 National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) Technocratic Draft regarding the green workforce development program on Monday (May 27), Sanusi highlighted that green jobs would contribute to environmental preservation efforts.

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He then outlined several areas as the focus of green jobs, comprising those involving the renewable energy sector, energy efficiency, waste management, sustainable transportation, and sustainable agriculture.

To support the creation of green jobs, the Ministry of Manpower will encourage companies to implement green productivity-based tools, techniques, and productivity improvement methods, Sanusi remarked.

One of the approaches is to prepare work competency standards, competency schemes, training programs, and modules in accordance with the needs of green jobs, he revealed.

Moreover, the ministry will strengthen partnership forums with companies, industries, and institutions supporting vocational training in green jobs, he stated.

"We will coordinate the effort with Bappenas (the National Development Planning Agency) because we have anticipated all national planning designs from the start and discussed them intensively," he revealed.

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